Peppermint Bark.

I love Christmas time. And it’s not because of gifts, as I explained to you on Monday, that stuff is secondary for me. I love Christmas time because it gets cold and wet, the smells are amazing, the food is incredible, and most importantly? Everything looks beautiful.

My Decorations:xmas1Candy cane bells – vase filled with lights, bulbs, and pinecones – Mr. Snow

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Big tree (Ninja decorated it) – Mini trees with garland

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homemade bulb wreath – homemade garland wreath with pinecones and snow

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pinecones on ribbon – Santa!

We don’t own a house, so as far as outdoor decor we are pretty limited. The neighborhoods around us however, are in the Christmas spirit full swing! Each year Ninja and I grab some friends and head into the neighborhoods to check out the lights that are up. It’s a nice way to celebrate Christmas, plus it gives us ideas for whenever we get our own place!

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And of course Christmas just isn’t the same without some peppermint candy canes right? For some reason when December rolls around, I start craving peppermint flavored everything. I’ve been inhaling my peppermint green tea and peppermint hot cocoa, and this recipe pairs with those two perfectly!

Peppermint Bark
The traditional holiday bark that goes along perfectly with a mug of hot cocoa!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. dark chocolate
  • 1 lb. white chocolate
  • crushed up candy canes

Melt dark chocolate and pour into lined baking pan. Let cool. Melt white chocolate and pour on top of the dark chocolate. Cover with crushed up candy canes. Let cool, then break into pieces.

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The great thing about this recipe is the utter simplicity of it. It looks great, tastes great, and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Plus it can be made with almost anything you want. Expect to see some more bark recipes in the near future!

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What’s your favorite Christmas decoration? I love trees!
Are  you a candy cane fan?

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