21 Days Until Christmas……Peppermint Almond Bark

Here is another really easy Christmas treat to make that can involve even the smallest of kids.  The kids can help with the unwrapping of the candy canes and the smashing of them with a meat tenderizer.  This year I opted for the food processor to do my chopping, I think next year I will go back to the meat tenderizer.

Ingredients:

  • One package of white almond bark
  • One package of candy canes
  • a few drops of red food coloring (to turn the almond bark pink)
  • 1 tsp. of peppermint extract (or to taste, add more if you want it stronger, or less if you don’t like it strong)

Directions:

Crush candy canes by preferred method.  Melt almond bark, I like to melt mine in the microwave until it is about half melted, then give it a couple of stirs and that usually melts the rest.  Once the almond bark is melted, add the rest of the ingredients and spread out in a thin layer of parchment paper.  Sprinkle the top with reserved candy canes or sprinkles.  Break apart once cooled. 

I love to add this to my Christmas baking as it is easy to prepare and gives a pretty contrast with the color on a cookie tray.

(If you want to view the pretty picture, please visit my regular blog for all the glory of peppermint almond bark)

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity