“Peppermint bark after Christmas?” you ask? Well, why not? What else are you going to do when all the decorations are put away (not yet at my house!) and you take down the tree and realize you still have lots of candy canes left hanging on the tree. Don’t throw them out just yet. I have a yummy recipe to use up those extras.
This recipe has been a tradition at our house at Christmas for many years. My middle son always asks me to make it. This year, I was ill for a few weeks in December and January and I was not able to make our traditional recipes and meals. So our peppermint bark came a little late this year.
Regardless of the timing, the kids were more than excited to make peppermint bark last Friday after an afternoon of ice skating with the local homeschool group. They came home ready to crush the candy canes that they had been eyeballing for weeks. “Finally!” my son exclaimed, “We get to make peppermint bark. Yummy! My favorite.” All the kids (hubby included!) wanted me to post this recipe so I am sending this out to all you procrastinators…I mean those who want to eat Christmas treats all year round. This is a great treat for after meals. Peppermint is good for digestion. Enjoy!