Let me tell you, this stuff is goooo-ooood! Bordering on addictive! And it's so amazingly simple to make, I just have to share the recipe with you:
Peppermint Bark (courtesy of Miss Paula Deen)
1 cup crushed candy canes
2 pounds white chocolate
Peppermint flavoring, optional
Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. (I smacked mine with a rolling pin. Quite satisfying if you're feeling a little Bah Humbug-ish!)) Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with melted chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired). Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from cookie sheet and break into pieces.
Notes: I didn't want to mess with the whole double boiler thing so I just zapped my chocolate in the microwave, 15 seconds at a time, stirring until it was smoothy smooth. I also added enough peppermint flavoring to make my eyes burn but can't say that it made a huge difference in the final product.
And what would a stitchy blog be without some stitching! It's not much but here is my progress on Christmas Is Forever:
Good thing Christmas is forever because there's no way I'll have this finished before the 25th!
That's about it for me! Wishing everyone holiday cheer!