It's funny how a month ago I couldn't wait for Christmas to get here...but it's only a few days away...and I wish we could put it off a few more days...I still have gifts to wrap...gifts to buy!..cookies to bake...candy to make...But ready or not it's almost here.
And I had to squeeze in some peppermint bark...since it is one of those things that you
2- 16 oz packages vanilla flavored candy coating
1 tsp peppermint extract (I used McCormick)
3/4 cup red candy coating wafers (like Wilton)
3/4 cup crushed peppermint candy
Line a jelly roll pan with parchment or wax paper. Melt each package of vanilla flavored candy coating in the microwave according to the package directions; add 1/2 tsp peppermint extract to each package, stirring to combine. Spread on to the prepared pan. Melt red candy coating wafers according to package directions. Drop by the tablespoonfuls onto mixture in jelly roll pan; swirl with a fork. Sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candy. Chill peppermint bark for 2 hours or until firm. Break into pieces.
Note: Peppermint candy can easily taste more like a cough drop with too much peppermint flavoring. The strength of peppermint extract varies with brands so it is best to add a small amount; taste and add more if necessary.
And I would like to share with you a few of my favorite ornaments from our tree...now I would say 99% of the ornaments on tree were handmade by us, using vintage ornament kits...The kits were hard to find and some of them pricey...and you can not even imagine how long it took to complete some of them...So to us they are priceless!
I will never forget making this ornament...It hurt my fingers so bad to
push the pins through the hard plastic...
I love this clowns fuzzy hair...
aww...I love them all!
Wishing you all a happy holidays!