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*My Favorite Christmas Recipe*...{A Special Christmas Soiree #2}

Good day friends stopping in today. How was your thanksgiving..? I am VERY thrilled to be able to continue in our second week of A "Special Christmas Soiree" With the lovely Jenn via Vintage Gwen. 
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In case you missed last week's feature, we shared DIY home made ornaments for Christmas..
Stop in and take a peak at Jenn's lovely post on Spoon Christmas Ornament and re-cap my Sweet Secret stuffed Burlap Ornaments here.. Today sparks our Holiday Recipe series.. You can still link your DIY Christmas ornaments HERE throughout December.. So many wonderful features and findings! Stop over and take a look!! Today, I am sharing my very favorite Christmas Recipe with you.. *Peppermint Barks *. My  family really enjoy these goodies, especially on Christmas eve, it's a little yummy Christmas goodies that I tend to wrap up and gift as an extra little treat to the aunts and uncles to have each year. A little goes a long way and this year, my neighbor's will be getting some as well. The recipe is VERY easy and you can get extra creative with it
as well. What's your favorite Christmas recipe..? Care to share..? Link below my recipe pweease!!
*Festive Holiday....Bark Goodies*
*Artsy Ingredients Needed*
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8oz brown chocolate (your favorite)
8oz white chocolate
2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1/2 tsp
peppermint extract, divided
candy canes or peppermint candies, crushed

Round Plastic Molds
*Lets Whip Up Some Christmas Cheer*
To begin lightly grease (butter) some molds and set aside for your chocolate. (I made molds and 
 regular barks as well ). Line up a baking sheet with parchments paper{clear out all wrinkles}. 
Much Help Licking Up Chocolate!
Unwrap and place your candy canes into a zip lock bag and crush until broken down to very small chunks. You can sift out the candy dust and separate from chunks. Set aside. In a heat safe bowl, melt your brown chocolate and half your vegetable oil and stir after about every 30 seconds until fully melted. Add in your peppermint extract and mix. Divide into your molds evenly (use a spatula to spread around all the edges to fill your mold.). Set in fridge for about 30-60minutes until hard. Use the same method if you decide to make regular barks to break up as well. Spread your chocolate 
on parchment paper evenly lined onto baking sheet and refrigerate for about 30mins also.

Once your candy is ready, start the second coat off by repeating the process of heating up your white chocolate this time around. Once your chocolate is melted, mix in more mint. Sprinkle your candy dust over the now harden layer of dark chocolate (for a little fun middle surprise), carefully fill up your molds (add your white chocolate over the brown layer), spreading evenly very carefully, you can tap the mold to settle the chocolate into place. Sprinkle with your candy cane crushed pieces and repeat the process of setting in the fridge for another 30-60 minutes (Use this same process on your flat bark in baking pan). After your molds are ready, carefully tap the trays or wiggle a bit and remove your candy molds. You can grab your flat barks and break them up into fun pieces and serve.. 
You should end up with these very Merry and Jolly Christmas festive bark candy treats.. DELISH.. Jazz them up by wrapping them up and gifting them as Christmas treats. They are perfect, colored just right to fit in at any very SPECIAL Christmas Soiree.. YUMMY.. How lovely..???!??
That's it folks.. Hope these are inspiring and put a bit of Christmas cheer into your merry hearts. Give them a try, the children really enjoy the chocolate and the crunchy peppermints. Little merry glimpse of Christmas are filling up our home.. I really hope to *finger's crossed* have a moment to buy a tree this week.. I'm starting to see lights everywhere and it totally excited me !! T'is really the most wonderful time of the year..
Thanks SO much for stopping in today. Next week's feature will be on *Christmas Captured*
A photo series on Christmas captured around your home.. Please join in and share ; )) 
I have some fun guests this week ~ Can't wait to share these awesome Christmas treats with
you all.. Stay tuned.. Please stop over and visit Jenn and enjoy her recipe shared today! 

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This Week ~ Be On The Lookout!!** Wishing you all an amazing start to your week. 
~Stay Artsy~

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28 comments:

  1. Your favorite Christmas recipe is one of my favs too...I knew I liked you for some reason! I made a quickie version today that will post in the morning. Yours look so good with the crushed peppermints! Your little helper looks like she was having fun! I gave my little helper the spoon too! Have a great week!

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  2. Yum!! What a cute classic!! I love it as the rounds!! So great!!

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  3. MrsFoxSweets - Thanks SO much, COming from you the EXPERT in goodies, I sincerely appreciate it : )) I will be stopping in to indulge in your's shortly : )) THANK YOU..

    Hi Jenn, thanks girl.. I LOVE the rounds too, I attempted snowflakes but the molds weren't as great : (. I'll try again.. lol..

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  4. Followed back and shared away! Thanks for the invite. My readers would love to meet you! Why don't you show some of your great ideas at my Meet Me Monday linky party! I can't wait to see more! Love, Me http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/11/meet-me-monday-13.html

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  5. I love that you made these round in a muffin tin. I made some last year in regular bark pieces, but the round ones are adorable!

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  6. It's so beautiful...gotta love that! :)

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  7. Thanks SO much ladies. I sincerely appreciate your wonderful comments : )) TY ..

    Certainly already inked up via meet-me-monday : )) TY for the invite..

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  8. I didn't know you were having a link-up! Thanks for the personal invitation. You're more than welcome to link up this post with me also. Looks so yummy!

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  9. Oh, how I love peppermint bark! YUM!

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  10. These look delicious!!! I have GOT to try these!

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  11. Thank you so much for stopping in and linking Rae :)) I will be stopping in to link with you as well :))..TY.

    Thanks so much for stopping in Amanda and D..:))) Hope you get to create these goodies for Christmas..:))

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  12. Marilyn,

    So great to see you on my blog!Thak you for all of your sweet comments! I am so happy that you came by and now I can see your incredible blog! Your daughter is gorgeous, love the candy melted on her face! I linked up my cherry cheesecake on your holiday linky party! Thank you for hosting and inviting me! I look forward to seeing your future creations!

    Ciao Nettie

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  13. Thanks SO much Nettie.. I sincerely appreciate you linking up and stopping in.. LOVE LOVE it.. : )) THANKS for the amazing comment.. Look forward to more fun blog shenanighans with ya.. Wishing you a blessed day.. ~M

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  14. Hi Marilyn! Thanks for the invite! Love your recipe, it would be perfect neighbor gifts for the holidays. Can't wait to try it! I linked up and followed! Have a fabulous day!

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  15. Marilyn, Thanks for inviting me to share my Marshmallow Wreath! Great site you have here - I love candy canes!
    Kelly

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  16. thanks for hosting!
    that bark looks to die for. I've made it before-but never thought to put it in a mold! thanks!

    lesley
    www.freakingcraft.blogspot.com

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  17. I am so excited to try this peppermint bark! I'm putting together gift baskets for family and friends this Christmas full of homemade goodies, and I definitely think I'll be including this! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Also, I wanted to let you know that the page for Walking in Faith has changed. It's now at http://faithfulmelissa.blogspot.com so if you get a chance pop on over and make sure to join that site at the new address :)

    Keep all the fun holiday projects coming--it's making me so excited for Christmas! :)

    -Melissa, Walking in Faith

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  18. These look AMAZING - WOW! I would love for you to enter it at my TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

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  19. Thanks SO much ladies. For linking up and stopping in.. You are all WONDERFUL.. Thanks a million.. : 0) LOVING all your creative featured item..:))

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  20. This has got to be one of my favorite treats. Peppermint and chocolate. To DIE for! But I never make it because I would just eat the entire thing at once!

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  21. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful and Domestic:> Stop by and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinning-it-wednesday-christmas.html

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  22. Love the candy, it looks so pretty and so yummy! I think this is what my husband's employees will be getting for Christmas.

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  23. Mmm, I love how you made them. Thanks for linking up to a Pinteresting Party. :)

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  24. This Bark looks Delicious!

    We'd love for you to come link it up to our 12 Days of Christmas Goodies! (Day 1 is still open too looking for Candy Bark recipes) But today is Day 2 and we are featuring.... CHRISTMAS COOKIES of any kind (and I think this cookie is perfect)!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-goodies-smore.html

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  25. You were one of the most viewed links at last week's {wow me} wednesday party! Yay! Featuring YOU tonight over on my blog. Thanks for linking up...hope to see ya tonight, too!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/12/wow-me-wednesday-28.html

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  26. I LOVE making peppermint bark!! This looks good. Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  27. This looks sooooo yummy!!! I love peppermint and chocolate!!
    I'd love it if you linked this up to my party!!
    http://ablondesdiylife.blogspot.com/2011/12/come-party-with-blonde-features.html

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  28. Peppermint bark is the perfect treat for the holidays! :)

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