First, the Peppermint Bark. I will say this right now; this stuff is evil! Guaranteed to sabotage any diet and knock over any willpower. Consider yourself warned!
*1 package (12 oz) dark chocolate chips
*1 (16 oz) package white almond bark (found in the baking aisle)
*10 or so candy canes
*1 tsp peppermint extract
~~This really isn't a recipe so much as it's a mix-together. It's fast and easy to make and looks very festive in a pretty tin. I like to keep the ingredients on hand for any last minute parties or gifts.
~~First, line a small rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. I have a small round pan that I like to use.
~~Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for about 2 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds.)
~~Pour the melted chocolate on the tin and place in the freezer.
~~Place the unwrapped candy canes in a ziplock bag and crush into small pieces.
~~Melt the almond bark in the microwave until smooth (once again stirring every 30 seconds.)
~~Add the crushed candy canes and peppermint extract and stir until well blended.
~~Pour the mixture onto the dark chocolate and carefully spread.
~~Place the candy back in the freezer until firm.
~~Remove from freezer and use a knife to break into pieces.
~~Store the candy in a cool, dry place.
~~Okay, more fun things to share!Image Copyright Debbie Kingston BakerI recently met a very sweet, talented artist named Debbie Baker. Her work is not only beautiful, it's also inspiring and uplifting. Pop on over to her website to see her "moving pictures."
Yesterday Debbie emailed me to let me know about her fun, and free, ecards. Of course I wanted to share them all with you. She has a Thanksgiving card that you can personalize and send to all your friends and family.
Thanks so much for sharing Debbie!
~~And lastly, I just wanted to say "Thank You" to the very sweet Jessica from Vol25. She had a blog party the other day and I was the winner of one of her adorable art prints! How exciting.
Run on over to her blog here and her cute Etsy store here.
Whew! Long post today! I'm off to get some things done before Sierra's Thanksgiving play this afternoon. Have a great day.
Oh! And one more thing! If you're reading this on a feed-reader, click here to see my cute new blog clothes thanks to Shabby Miss Jen. Fun!