Lately, I’ve found myself wandering aisles and paging through magazines filled with holiday treats thinking the same thing: “I could totally make this myself…” And while I am not above spending a good chunk of change on pre-made treats if they live up to their hype, I refuse to spend incessant amounts of money on chocolate-dipped pretzel rods and fancy chocolate bark when I can
stay up all hours of the night enjoy making these treats myself!
Last year, my kitchen and I had some quality bonding time as I attempted to make enough treats to share a variety of sweets with all of my friends and family for the holiday season. Now that the knots in my shoulders have subsided, I think I’ll take a different approach this year and do more make-ahead goodies.
This week I attacked the Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark. After reading about this holiday treat in their catalog and tasting it first-hand when someone shared it in our office, I decided to try my hand at the peppermint version first. This recipe was very simple and looks pretty, but I will admit, Williams Sonoma might beat my flavor this time around. However, this is just my first attempt and I plan on making a few other varieties of bark before the season is over, so stay tuned.