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peppermint & snow

December 27th, 2010 by erin

On Friday, we baked cookies & tartlets & listened to absurd amounts of holiday music. I still find the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” song mildly disturbing.

And we made peppermint bark. I’d never made it before, but I wanted to try something not-cookie, and my Martha Stewart holiday cookbook had a recipe that seemed fairly simple, so we gave it a whirl.

We couldn’t find candy canes (craziness!) but we substituted giant peppermint sticks which were probably more fun to break.

We melted absurd amounts of white chocolate.

We mixed the two together with a bit of peppermint oil & chilled it in a pan & then broke it into pieces:

It is delicious.

We were intending to bring it along for holiday visiting yesterday.

Then we had a blizzard.

And holiday visiting was canceled.

So we’re snowed in with over 2 pounds of peppermint bark. I’m going to have to freeze it or something, we can’t possibly eat all of it between the two of us.

(Besides, I also have chocolate-covered, sea salt-dusted caramels. Those are getting eaten. Savored one by one.)

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2 Responses to “peppermint & snow”

  1. Paul says:

    Eeep! I thought of you, when I heard about the weather over there. The peppermint bark looks great, though I hope you have plenty of food in stock, as well….

  2. Yep, that same blizzard hit us, but not until Sunday, so we were snowed in yesterday. Trying to get out this morning was. . .an adventure involving a shovel.

    The bark looks like it was fun to make, especially crushing the peppermint sticks with a hammer. :) One day, I’ll try my hand at chocolate peppermint bark.