So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It Just Wouldn't Be Christmas Without.... #2

This week, I'm posting a recipe each day through Friday that "It just wouldn't be Christmas without..." Check back each day and make them with me. And don't forget to tell me your favorites in the comments.

Today's recipe is Peppermint Bark. Quite possibly, this is the easiest candy you can make. These are the only ingredients you need to make it.

You just unwrap the candy canes and break them into pieces. You can do this by putting them in a baggie and beating with a mallet or rolling pin. Lazy people, however, give them a whirl in their food processor. By the way, this basically sounds like a major, very scary storm is right outside your door.

Then, you melt the bark. You can do it in the microwave or in a double boiler. However you choose to melt it, make sure you get it nice and smooth.

Mix the candy canes and bark together. Spread a thinnish layer in a pan lined with wax paper. Try not to get it too thick. It's harder to break apart when it's thicker.

Put it in the fridge to harden. Once it's hardened, you can take it out and break it into pieces.

Then it's time to just enjoy. And you'll get minty breath too. Can't ask for better than that.

Peppermint Bark

1 1/2 lb. white almond bark (or white dipping chocolate)
1 cup crushed candy canes or peppermints

Melt bark and mix in crushed candy canes. Spread thinly into a wax paper lined pan. Cool in fridge. Break into pieces and store in airtight container.

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