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Wednesday, December 11, 2002


Holiday bark, that is.

Today's print edition of the State Journal Register had an article from the L.A. Times about how peppermint bark is the current rage or something like that. I had no idea. Included in the article was a simple recipe for making peppermint bark. I searched both web sites and couldn't find the article. Since I've been making peppermint bark for like a really long time, I thought I'd share my even simpler recipe.

Crush up about 8 or 10 peppermint sticks. You can do the crushing in a blender, but you might end up with a big mess. It's best to just pound it out between two pieces of wax paper or whatever the current kitchen paper is that's all the rage.

Melt a cup or so of chocolate in the microwave or double boiler. You can use morsels or Ghiradelli or whatever you prefer.

Add the crushed up candy to the melted chocolate. Don't over mix. Just gently swirl it in to maintain the two colors.

Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Let it set in the fridge. Break up into bite size pieces. Thrill and enchant your friends and relatives. Or just eat it all for yourself.

Posted by Marie at December 11, 2002 11:48 PM


Sounds delish. Thanks.

Posted by: Tudy at December 12, 2002 3:49 PM

Oh, what a good idea! I bet my exopat/silpat baking sheets would work really nice with this! I wonder if those candy canes left on the hutch from last year would work well for it... ;)

Posted by: kristine at December 14, 2002 5:59 AM

Kristine, good question. I've got candy canes around here from years ago. Do candy canes ever go stale?

Posted by: Marie at December 14, 2002 11:42 PM