Friday, December 13, 2013

RECIPE :: Candy Cane Bark + FREE Gift Tags

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Candy Cane Bark
by Kimberley 

I love making candy with the kids this time of year. There are so many fun and easy treats that we can make to enjoy and give as gifts. I also happen to have a slight obsession with candy bark. Basically I love sprinkling stuff on chocolate. I have made so many kinds of bark that my kids are perhaps a little tired of it by now, but I keep making it. It is so cute and I love all the variations that are possible!

Here is a holiday inspired bark. It couldn't be easier or cuter! But you could make this with any hard candies (M&Ms are awesome!), nuts, pretzels, dried fruit, you name it. When I made a Mini Egg Bark last Easter it remains as the most viewed post on my blog! So I am guessing you all love candy bark as much as I do. 

Bring your kids in the kitchen for this one. Simply get your supplies ready and melt the chocolate for them and let them have fun with it. After it is set you can package it up for gifts and use these adorable Mod Snowflake gift tags from Laura here at Eye Candy Event Details.

Have fun!

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Easy Candy Cane Bark:

supplies- baking pan lined with parchment or wax paper, heat proof spatula or spoon, melting chocolate, candy canes, sprinkles (optional), packaging materials (boxes, bags, twine and tags)

Step 1: line pan with paper and have toppings ready

Step 2: melt chocolate in double-broiler or in 20 second intervals in microwave, mixing each time until melted through

Step 3: pour chocolate onto lined pan and spread with spatula to desired thickness (1/4 inch thick is good for large candies and nuts)

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Step 4: sprinkle with toppings

Step 5: allow to set at room temperature (if you have used a melting chocolate, rather than chocolate chips, it should set at room temperature, or cool in fridge for 10 minutes)

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Step 6: break up bark (I held the bark with wax paper so that I wouldn't get my fingerprints on it)

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Step 7: pack up and give. Or eat!

Happy Holidays!

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Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well.

I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.

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