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4 days and counting...

4 days 'till Christmas? Where, oh where did the time go!!?? This will be a brief little posting because (yikes) I have to go get the bag of candy for bus drivers and teachers put together for Jake to take to school tomorrow. We (as in...me) made a bazillion batches of peppermint bark. It makes the most beautiful gift and is sooooo yummy. Am I good little blogger and did I take pictures to share the whole process with you? I am afraid not my friends! BUT...it is so easy to make.



Jenn's version of Peppermint Bark:


1 bag of Ghiradelli chocolate chips
1 bag of Ghriadelli (am I spelling that right??) white chocolate chips
finely crushed up candy canes

Finely crush the candy canes. I think the best way is to use a rolling pin with the candy canes in a plastic bag...I've been known to use a hammer too though. Depends on how much pent up aggression you might have. Melt the chocolate chips...pour into a baking pan lined with wax paper...spread out into a thin layer. Melt the white chocolate chips...pour over the chocolate layer and lightly smooth out to make the top layer. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes all over the top. Lastly take a little melted milk chocolate in a spoon and sprinkle across the top making beautiful swirly designs. Refrigerate for 1 hour and break or cut up into uneven bite sizes! So pretty and way yummy.

Henry had his little Holiday Cookie Party at school today. There was a pretty big melt down during the singing of Jingle Bells, Rudolph, etc. But he perked up for the cookie part:) Henry has the cutest little class and the most adorable little classmates. It was so adorable. Look at the little placemat he made! He also made a gift for his Mom and Dad. The cutest snowman ornament!! awwwwww little Henry!!


Lastly, here's a little sneak peek of a Valentine painting I've been working on;) More soon!!





I'll be back before Christmas but I just wanted to say thank you bunches to all my friends here. Wishing you all the happiest of Holidays!! Big Christmas Hugs and Kisses to you all!! xoxoxoxoxo...jenn

p.s. I love to visit all of you that leave comments at your blogs...but sometimes your profile isn't public and I can't connect to your blog. I just want you to know that I appreciate you all ...even if I can't get back in touch with you:) A few posts back Cathy left me a link to the most adorable new magazine. I'd love to talk to you more...but couldn't link back to you. Please write me again if you see this:) xoxo

2 comments:

TJ said...

oooh... PB is so yummy! Hats off to you for making it through all this madness with such wonderful treats!

michelle said...

Hey, my friend Circe had a great tip for making this when she tried it this year. She put the candy canes in her blender! Less mess and it came out finer. Just thought I'd share! Can hardly wait to see that painting!