Have you ever made peppermint bark? I made some this year for my mother's husband (Hi, Jeff!) for Christmas.
It's not difficult, but it is a bit time-consuming. Oh, and messy. But I think it came out great.
I used this recipe here. I thought mine was a little thick, but theirs looks even thicker. Here's a side view of mine:
I feel like it's usually thinner than that -- what do you think? It was well received, so it came out just fine, regardless of thickness.
Rather than greasing the foil as the recipe suggests, I used Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil. Have you ever used that stuff? It's brilliant -- nothing sticks to it. We love it.
In other news, I wish I had remembered to photograph the bark before I put it in the Ziploc container. Not the most photogenic arrangement, but I had already carefully packed it in there for shipment, so I left it. Not every photo's a winner, right?
Whee -- two more days until Christmas and I still have tons to do!