Nov. 20, 2009

Candy Cane Bark

One of my good customers, (who will remain un named, incase her friends also read this blog) e-mailed me to let me know that she's doing the Candy Cane Bark that we did last year, for her friends this year (hence, my secrecy to her name). I thought I would respot this, as it's the EASIEST recipe and I'm once again going to make it myself this year. Ohhh, I'm itching to make it!!

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Repost from last Christmas. :)

candy cane bark

This is our first Christmas in our house, and we're so lucky to have some pretty amazing neighbours on the street who welcomed us into the neighbourhood so warmly last winter. Last week I whipped up my favourite tradition - Candy Cane Bark, as little gifts for all of our pretty sweet neighbours. I packaged them in simple kraft bags, and put a sticker on the front, and personalized a little note to each recipient.

I was going to type out all of the instructions on how I make mine, but it's a pretty common recipie so here is a link for you to read from.

Here are my variations on the recipe - (a) I add Perpermint Extract into the melted chocolate as I'm melting it by the double boiler method to give it that extra perpermint flavour ... and (b) I don't stir in the candy cane pieces as they mention in their recipe - I sprinkle them ontop of the chocolate after I have spread it out onto a cookie sheet. :)

After the candy cane bark was ready, I packaged them into their own clear celophane bags, and then put them in a kraft bag. The reason for double bagging is that I didn't want any of the chocolate to make "stains" through the bags as possibly cookies would do.

9 comments:

  1. My favorite holiday treat! And it looks so cute!

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  2. i love making this, we make this every year too! it's so yummy. oh how i wish i was one of your neighbors! what cute bags!!

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  3. Aw, thanks for the mention! I can't wait to try these out.

    Letty

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  4. Thanks for the sweet feedback!

    Letty - your welcome! But you blew your cover! ;) Thank YOU for the reminder of this project.

    Lindsay - I picked up the Pepermint Extract from any grocery store, it's in the aisle/section where you find Vanilla flavouring etc.

    Hope this helps!!

    Lindsay

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  5. Oooh thanks for sharing this! I think I'll have to whip some up myself!

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  6. I don't think my neighbours read your blog (but they should!!!)

    BTW, I gave it to them already, and they all LOVED it!!! (I also packed in a few christmas cookies.)

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  7. I'm feeling in the need to make some home made goodies this season - Where did you find those great kraft bags? (Can you share your secret?) :) C

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  8. I saw your candy cane bark on the blog from last year & loved the bags then and still love them. Where do you find those great kraft bags? I'll have to go look for them tomorrow!!

    PS: Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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