Thursday, December 20, 2012

Andes Mint Bark

This post is a guest post for So You Think You're Crafty...Go check it out!!

Since the holidays are coming up I thought it would be nice to get into the spirit and share something I love to give away as a present, or have at all those holiday parties. I'm going to be giving you a recipe for Andes Mint Bark.  It's a chocolatey delicious take on peppermint bark...and in my opinion (and my husbands!) can't be beat!


16 ounces of Bakers semi-sweet chocolate
12 ounces of Bakers white chocolate
Splash of peppermint extract
Crushed up Andes Mints (You can buy these or make them yourself)

How to make your bark:

  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, or double boiler (as long as you melt it, doesn't matter how).
  2. Pour and spread chocolate into a 13x9 pan that is covered in parchment paper.
  3. Put this in fridge and wait until it is hardened.
  4. After the first layer is good and hard, melt the white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl.
  5. Splash some peppermint extract in the white chocolate and stir.  However much or however little your peppermint loving heart desires!
  6. Pour this mixture over the dark chocolate. *Be careful when spreading this mix it will tend to make the darker chocolate mix with it if you push too hard!
  7. Place this in the refrigerator for about 3-4 minutes, not to get hard just to firm up a bit.
  8. Once firmed pour Andes Mints onto the top layer and lightly press the pieces into the chocolate.
  9. Place whole thing back into fridge and firm for 3-4 hours
  10. Get out of fridge and have fun breaking up that bark!
Now you are ready to put your bark in a cute mason jar or tin or something cute like that!!

Look at how pretty that it looks impressive!So give it a try and give your friends, family, and guests a minty, chocolatey, homemade and easy gift for the holidays!

Thanks for reading and make sure to stop by Domestically Modern sometime!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top (Christmas) Pins of the Week!

First of all I wanna say that I have missed you guys! I have been busier than ever, and when I do have down time I don't want to think or move or ANYTHING!  We all have those days...weeks in my case!  The packing is going ok. Still so much to do and so many engagements are coming up.  Hubs is graduating in a week, my employment will end, we go to Hubs' family for Christmas, have late Christmas with my family and pack until our heads explode... 


So I apologize for not being very active here, BUT I will give you some of my favorite Christmas pins of the season, it's time to deck the halls!! Check 'em out and pray for my sanity of you feel like it!

Hot Chocolate Bar by Sweet Something Designs
Such a great idea, even if you don't keep it out all the time it is a sweet idea for a party or for guests!

Cookie Cutter Wreath by Better Homes and Gardens
I love this! I have a ton of extra cookie cutters as well. SO doing this!

Rosette Trees by Shanty Chic
 Easy and cute! This is not your regular tacky Christmas decor for sure! Way to step it up!!

DIY Serving Tray by Tutto Bella
How great would this be for a party or a fun DIY gift?! This is easy to do and you can get super creative too!

Holiday Tree Brownies by Betty Crocker
 Again an easy and cute way to make a party or your home festive!  What a creative idea! You could even have kids or guests decorate the trees!

There you go! Deck the halls and make your seasons bright!  Happy Christmas season everybody!  I'm happy to have had a moment to get on here and share!  You can find all of these Christmas pins and more on my Have a Holly Jolly Christmas board on Pinterest! Follow me and pin away! Pinterest name: Nikki Dye {Domestically Modern}



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