Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I decided to try my hand at candy making for a cookie exchange that I am going to tonight. I know, I am a rebel, right? I have never made bark before, so thought that I would give it a whirl. It was surprisingly easy and there are endless goodies that you add to it.
For my first batch I used both Ghiradelli dark chocolate (2/3) and white melting chocolate(1/3). I poured the melted dark chocolate on a parchment lined baking sheet and spread it to about 1/4". Then I dolloped the white chocolate over top and used a wooden skewer to swirl it in. Once done, I sprinkled crushed candy canes over the top and let it cool and harden for about 2 hours. What next? Just start to break it up into pieces. My second batch I just used the dark chocolate and added chopped macadamia nuts, candied ginger and coconut. I did three batches in all and my tasters, the family, are all big fans! I think my next confection foray will be to make some peppermint marshmallows to package with my homemade cocoa mix. What are your favorite Christmas confections??