Over the River and through the woods,

We are on our way to Wisconsin.  Hopefully we won’t get to much more snow while we are there.  They already have about 20 inches on the ground.

Here’s a few ideas for treats if you need some.

Mint Chocolate Bark

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 drops green food coloring

Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper; set it aside.  Melt chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.  I use my microwave 30 seconds at a time.  Pour the melted chocolate onto the cookie sheet and spread it to about 1/4 inch thickness with the back of a spoon.

Using the same method, melt the white chocolate chips with the oil.  Stir in extract and food coloring; stir well.  Pour mixture over the chocolate layer and spread to about 1/8 inch thickness with the back of a spoon.  Draw the tip of a butter knife through the layers to create swirls.  Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Remove the bark from the pan.  Peel off the waxed paper.  Set the bark on a cutting board and cut it into 2 dozen bars with a sharp knife.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Will made this candy this year.  He got a little impatient when spreading the green over the chocolate, so it didn’t come out as green.

Spritz Cookies

Justin helped me make these.  After I made up the dough, he pushed it through the cookie press and added the sprinkles before putting them in the oven.

I was very glad the boys and Jemma were willing to help make the different Christmas treats  we enjoy.

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