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Monday, December 5, 2011

Easy Homemade Peppermint Bark

Every year I try to do something with peppermint. I try to tie in the history of the candy cane with the boys and make some kind of peppermint treat for family and friends. This year I gave homemade peppermint bark a try. So simple!

You need:
white chocolate chips
candy canes
parchment paper
ziploc bag
treat bags
ribbon

1. Crush the candy canes in a Ziploc bag. Leave some chunky pieces. 
2. Melt the chips in a microwave safe dish for a couple minutes, stir, and pour onto parchment paper, and spread to desired thickness. 
3. sprinkle the crushed candy cane bits onto melted chocolate.

This is super easy for the kids to help.



The history of the candy cane is a sweet way to invite Jesus into your home this season. I LOVE the book, The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg! It's a Christmas must here!
Spread melted chocolate on parchment paper.
Sprinkle crushed candy canes.

Freeze and break apart

Christmas Candy Cane Poem 
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!

5 Minutes Just For Me
Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365

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7 Comments:

At December 5, 2011 at 12:01 AM , Blogger Janet Rose said...

I love peppermint bark!!! Can't wait to make some for Christmas gifts.

 
At December 5, 2011 at 4:28 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

That looks so delicious and yummy! I might make it for my co-workers.

 
At December 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Shell said...

Love making this!

 
At December 5, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Blogger Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Yum! It looks so good! Peppermint is one of my absolute favs! Angie xo

 
At December 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks really wonderful! I would love for you to link this post to my Read.Explore.Learn link up on Friday!

 
At December 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Perfect! Simple and delicious!

 
At December 7, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Maggie S. said...

Uh-oh. My excuses for blowing off treats this year are dwindling with every Christmas Post I read.

 

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