Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Confections

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??


  1. you've given me an idea for a Christmas birthday gift. This looks soooo good. Someone is lucky you are a rebel, bark over cookies I'd take any day.



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