Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Peppermint Bark

My obsession with Bark continues!  My husband loves Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark.  Every year I buy him some for Christmas.  It is expensive and this year we decided to make our own.  We melted 9 ounces of milk chocolate.  Poured it onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and chilled it until it set - at least twenty minutes.  Then I melted 12 ounces of white chocolate and poured it on top of the milk chocolate.  While it was still wet I added crushed candy canes.  I used my fingers to push the candy canes into the bark to help it stick.  Then I chilled it again until it was set.  The hardest part is waiting for it to be finished!!  It is good, my husband says as good as Williams Sonoma!!

Other Christmas projects we worked on were....

Alex and his friend, Jack, decorated Gingerbread houses!

For a quick treat I bought fudge covered Oreos and decorated them with green candy melts.  It was so easy to decorate.  I threw a handful of candy melts into a disposable decorating bag.  Melted in the microwave - about 10 seconds.  Snipped the end off the bag and decorated.

We made Nicole's from Life's a Batch's Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies which we left for Santa.  I did speak to him and he loved them.  I love Nicole's site and these cookies are really yummy!  (not sure why the picture is sideways :0)

And last but not least, Brownie Bites!  Remember the Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites?  I changed it up a bit.  We made them with mint truffle Hershey kisses in the center and Andes Candy chopped on top.  Yum!

And a confession - I didn't make any Christmas sugar cookies!!  Bad, bad, baker!!!  I just ran out of time.  It was so crazy this year!!  I hope you all had a great holiday season.  And that you got everything you wanted from Santa!  I got two new cookbooks that I am really excited to start baking from.  This next year should be full of lots of new experiments!!  Happy New Year!

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Sweetology - Tea Party Tuesday
Crazy for Crust - Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Mrs Fox's Sweets - Sweet Party
Junk In Their Trunk - Link It Up Wednesday
Hugs and Cookies XO - Wonka Wednesday
Something Swanky - Sweet Treat Thursday
Talking Dollars and Cents - Sweet Temptations
Happy Hour Projects - Freestyle Friday
Toys In The Dryer - Fun Stuff Fridays
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Well Seasoned Life - Sweet Indulgences Sunday
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  1. I love peppermint bark, too! Yours looks great.

  2. Pretty and Yummy! All of the sweets look great! Awesome gingerbread house too! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  3. Yummy peppermint bark! The ones from Williams-Sonoma are so expensive. Glad to know that yours taste just as good ;)

  4. These all look so yummy! I definitely want to try the peppermint bark. I'm your newest follower from the Happy Hour Projects party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & follow along too!

  5. Love your blog! I saw your "Christmas Tree Cupcakes" on a linky party and I had to check them out...they are so cute! I'm with you I love, love, love to bake! I just recently decided to give cooking more of an effort and I love that now too. Anyway, I'm your newest follower. Checkout my blog too myownblogreview.blogspot.com I'd love a follow back...can't wait to see future posts!

  6. Lots of yummy stuff, I love peppermint and chocolate.

  7. Yes please on all of the above! Delicious! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and Happy New Year!

  8. Thanks for all the sweet comments :) Have to make this again soon - it's been gone since the day we made it!

  9. So many yummy treats. I want to make all of them. Where to start??

  10. so funny, we were doing the same things in my house from gingerbread houses to peppermint bark! happy new year. For my bark, I actually used white and dark chocolate....try it sometime: http://www.myjudythefoodie.com/2011/12/holiday-peppermint-bark/

  11. Everything looks delicious (I love Nicole's Chocolate Chip Cookies and Nicole!) That peppermint bark you made is awesome, bye-bye WS brand :)

    Happy New Year!

  12. I didn't make bark this Christmas but wish I would have after seeing yours. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  13. Everything looks amazing! Thanks for linking up at Sweet Temptations!

  14. I'm so late to the party, of course, but I just wanted to say that I'm SUPER-GLAD to hear that you loved the Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies! :-)


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