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Peppermint Bark

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in For Dessert, Holidays, Preparing for the Holidays, Recipes, Series | Comments Off on Peppermint Bark

Making peppermint bark has been a lot of fun to make this Christmas season. I recently came up with a smaller version of the original recipe that I made earlier this month. Today I want to share it with you, it’s really easy! :)


Peppermint Bark
 
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate
  • ¾ cup white chocolate
  • 6 cupcake liners (paper or silicone)
  • 4 tablespoons of crushed peppermint candy
Instructions
  1. Line a muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners
  2. Using a double boiler melt the milk chocolate
  3. Once, melted add 1 heaping teaspoon to each liner. Smooth out any lumps and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  4. Next, melt the white chocolate using the same above method.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of crushed peppermint to white chocolate.
  6. Top the milk chocolate with 1 heaping teaspoon of white chocolate and peppermint to each liner.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining peppermint and return to refrigerator to harden.
  8. After 20 minutes, if able remove cupcake liner and enjoy!
Notes
Optional: use microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds until melted. Usually two 30 second interval should give you the desired consistency. When melting white chocolate be careful not to over warm it in the microwave it will not turn to the right consistency if over warmed.

What homemade gifts have you made this Christmas season? 

 

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Happy Valentines Day

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in For Dessert, Holidays | 2 comments

I love what  Myra at myblessedlife.net made last year for Valentines Day and I had to try it this year. You can follow her step by step directions here

I can’t recall ever making Rice Krispie treats. I know you’re probably wondering, what?! But I can’t remember ever making them.  I found a peanut butter Rice Krispie recipe from Kellogg’s website yesterday morning and decided to give it a try.  I should have added more marshmallows to make them a little bit more gooey, but for my first time they tasted great!

It took me about an hour and half from making the rice krispies, letting them cool, cutting them out, decorating them, wrapping them up and cleaning up.

I found that my plastic heart shaped cookie cutter is going to get replaced really soon with a metal one.  I love the plastic Wilton cookie cutters for cookies, but not very much for Rice Krispie Treats.

One pan of Rice Krispie Treats made four 3-inch hearts and sixteen 2 inch hearts.  I liked the bigger size better.  They were easier to decorate and looked better all wrapped up.

 

Here is my finished product.  My little guy and I will visit a few of our friends today and share these yummy treats with them!

I hope your day is filled with lots of love today on Valentines Day.

Did you make anything for Valentines Day?

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