It’s really not too late to pull it together and give the neighbors, coaches, or the poor UPS guy who has been to your house so many times this month that he’s beginning to confuse your address with his own, a little something to let them know you care. Find cute tins anywhere (dollar store, drug store, I found these at Jo-Ann Fabrics.)
Here’s what you need:
2 packages Dark Chocolate Chips
10 chocolate mint Oreos (or candy cane Oreos)
1/3C white baking chips
1/8tsp peppermint extract
2 candy canes
Split and crush the Oreos, then unwrap and crush the candy canes (keep separate.)
Melt the chocolate. I happen to suffer from “baking laziness”, so I skip the double boiler and just melt it on the stove on low/med heat. Keep stirring it so it doesn’t burn. After the chips have completely melted stir in the crushed Oreos.
Pour mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
This the only SLIGHTLY tricky part: melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave on high power. Do this for 30 second increments, stirring in between. AS SOON as the chocolate is smooth, add the peppermint extract and IMMEDIATELY drizzle over the chocolate. The white chocolate gets thick and hard to drizzle very quickly, so no dilly dallying. Then, just sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top.
Now, just pop it in the fridge and let it harden (this takes an hour or so.)
Break the hardened bark into chunks, place the chunks in the tins, and send the kids out to make some neighborhood deliveries. Be sure to store the bark in the fridge if you are not gifting it right away. It’s perfect to leave outside with a note for that poor UPS guy!
Thanks Mom (and Taste of Home for the great, holiday treat!)
Happy Holidays from Tight-Knit!
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