Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mmmm... peppermint bark...

Dear Shayne,

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.
Peppermint bark

I used this recipe here. I thought mine was a little thick, but theirs looks even thicker. Here's a side view of mine:
Peppermint bark

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!



Victoria said...

These look festive and delicious!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Cleveland Jeff said...

I can tell you it's quite delicious and well worth any trouble... and whoa! non stick aluminum foil? and it works?

kelly said...

Yes! Non stick aluminum foil works like a charm! Please go buy some right now so that they continue to make and sell it. ;)

It's one of our all-time favorite kitchen supplies. It's especially great for grilling -- we use it almost every day.

Shayne said...

It's just so pretty!

How much fun was it to smash the peppermints?