Monday, December 19, 2011
Day 11: Christmas Cheer Mint Bark
This is so yummy and addicting, so as with everything I've posted, moderation. I say take piece for yourself then gift it to others in a cute mason jar and be a hero of the season since people might be getting sick of cookies or bars.
Christmas Cheer Mint Bark
1 bag Wilton Vanilla Melts (or comparable vanilla bark)
12 mini candy canes or 4 full size
6 mint sandwich cookies, chilled in fridge
1 cup mint chocolate M&M's
Take 9 mini or 3 full sized candy canes and pulse in a blender until broken down into small pieces and chips. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the melts for 1 minute then stir. Heat for 15 seconds and stir until it comes together smooth. Add the candy cane pieces and combine thoroughly.
On a medium sized cookie sheet, lay down a piece of wax paper the spread melted chocolate as evenly as possible so it's thin but no parts of the sheet peek through. Get chilled mint cookies, crumble and distribute as evenly as possible. Do the same with the mint M&M's.
Break down the final candy cane(s) and sprinkle the dust/pieces over the top. (You could also throw in some Christmas sprinkles for additional color)
Cover with foil and refrigerate for an hour to 90 minutes. Break up into random pieces. Store in airtight container.
Nutritional Information: Because the pieces will not be even, there is no way to accurately calculate this info however figure on 150 calories per normal sized piece (1 oz) and 200 for a big honkin' piece.
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