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The realtor came over last Friday and took photos of my place. If you want to see what my little condo looks like go HERE. Wish me luck. Unfortunately, keeping it tidy means that papercrafting and mixed media canvases have taken a back seat (for now).
Here's my workdesk this week.
Yep, I made some Peppermint Bark. It's super simple and makes the perfect gift for friends that have a sweet tooth, co-workers, neighbors (and my postman is getting some too).
Here's what I did.
Microwave 1 cup of milk chocolate chips. Start with one minute, stir, and continue in 20 second increments until the chocolate is nice and creamy. Spread on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Stick in the refrigerator.
Get some peppermint candy canes, put them in a baggie, and hammer them to pieces. This works quite well in helping de-stress from a day at work.
Using a double broiler, melt one cup of white chocolate chips, stirring as needed. I tried doing the white chips in the microwave and they didn't melt -- very strange. Take the cookie sheet out of the refrigerator and spread the white chocolate on top. Sprinkle the peppermint pieces onto the white chocolate and pat down gently. Stick the cookie sheet back in the refrigerator.
The next day I used a metal spatula to break up the bark. It's not supposed to be nice squares so don't fret.
I was able to fill three of these little Martha Stewart boxes and have just a tad bit left over. I stuck the boxes in the refrigerator until I'm ready to give.
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!
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