I’ve seen lots of different sweet gifts made over the years and this year, inspired by Pinterest (are you on there? Come follow my boards!) I thought I’d make some Peppermint Bark. It is a simple, cheap and quick thing to make and would be make a great gift in a cellophane bag tied with a bow.
The ingredients are chocolate (milk and white), peppermint candy canes and salted pretzels.
Melt the chocolate – in separate bowls for the different types of chocolate. You can always mix it up and add even more types of chocolate than just the two I chose.
Smash up the candy canes. You could use a blender to get a consistent texture, or like me you could use a rolling pin!
Break the pretzels into pieces
Layer up the ingredients. I went for pretzels then chocolate then candy cane, but you can choose the order yourself 🙂 Place in a cool place to set and then break up. I did try popping the tray into the freezer but I found it made the candy cane and pretzels a wee bit soggy.
Now you can do what you want with it. This very portion of bark was promptly eaten in front of Christmas movies but I shall also be making some as gifts popped into cellophane bags and tied with ribbon. It’s a great gift for teachers, TAs, colleagues and neighbours, or as an addition to a seasonal food hamper. Whatever you choose to do with it, I’m sure you will agree how easy and cost-effective this is.