It is 12 days before Christmas and this is the start of my holiday baking. I always make a gift basket for our family friends and family for Christmas. Last year I wasn’t good about it and made stuff last minute. This year I’m a little more organized and I started early. I wanted to share the various goodies I am making for my loved ones.
For the first day of Christmas, I made bark. I always make bark because 1. It is easy, 2. I am able to get rid of the random stuff in my pantry. This year I made two barks. I had a lot of chocolate in the house and I wanted to use all of it. The first one I made was peppermint bark and the other one was a potpourri of nuts and coconut.
1 Lb of White Chocolate
12 Candy canes Crushed
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or just a bowl over a pot of simmering water.
- Once all the chocolate is melted, add the candy canes.
- Spread out the mixture on a sheet of wax paper and let it set. It may take a couple hours. I normally let it sit overnight.
- Break in smaller pieces
You could easily do this with any chocolate and add ins. The other bark I had a canister of mixed nuts at home and I just poured a bunch of nuts and coconuts.