Sunday, December 14, 2008

Peppermint Bark... TAKE THAT WILLIAMS-SONOMA!

Peppermint Bark by Hilary Rondeau

(please remember that all photos are copyrighted)

My goal in this post is to show you how to make Peppermint Bark at the FRACTION of the cost of what Williams-Sonoma is offering it for this year... 1lb. $26.50 not including shipping.

I have been making this for years and we love it! I do not put the milk chocolate on the bottom because I make a marbled toasted almond bark, also. If you like, I can post those instructions as well.

What you will need for this project:

one microwave safe bowl

1 to 2 tablespoons of oil

two bags of white chocolate chips

1 box of candy canes crushed

a foil lined cookie sheet

Recipe:

Place the chips into the microwave safe bowl and add oil. Microwave at 30 sec. intervals, stirring each time until smooth.

Pour chocolate onto foil lined sheet and spread evenly.

Tap the cookie sheet on the table to remove air bubbles.

Sprinkle the candy canes over the chocolate... evenly.

Tap the cookie sheet again to set the candy canes into the chocolate.

Place in the refridgerator on a flat area for approx. 40 minutes.

Take out after 40 minutes... peel the foil away and now the fun part...

BREAK!

The point is to have radomly broken pieces! So... have fun!

I hope you find these informative and I WILL post about bows soon but it so fun to create and SAVE MONEY, too :)

5 comments:

Jen said...

oooo, those look yummy! What kind of oil do you use? Olive, veggie, canola? I want to try to make those!!!

Pernilla said...

Hey! Inspired by all your projects I made my daughter a cake today. 5 hours before her party for the family she said she wanted a Pippi Longstocking cake.. Oooookey.... So we made one. It's geeky but take a look. (The post is in Swedish but you'll understand the pics...)

http://skrivarmamma.blogspot.com/2008/12/pippitrta.html

HUGS! Love your blog!

Goosie and Boomer Bowtique said...

Jen,
You will not want to get fancy with the oil... it will make the chocolate taste funny... just plain vegetable oil and not too much or it will get too runny and take forever to set :).
Hugs,
Hilary

Goosie and Boomer Bowtique said...

Pernilla,
I loved the cake!!!! I am going to attempt to start using an online traslater to read your blog... and we get a free Rosetta Stone, also, through our military base library... I'm going to attempt to learn some Swedish!
Hugs,
Hilary

Pernilla said...

Rosetta STone?
Yes! Learn Swedish and come over and visit when we have the new house! Since we've been to visit you sooo many times... ;)

Glad you liked the cake. :)