Hey, I made something with chocolate! This is a big step for me because well, I’m that weirdo who doesn’t like chocolate. Anyways, I made these cupcakes for my boss’ Christmas party and they were a huge hit. My co-worker said they tasted like peppermint bark in cupcake form.
These little guys are perfect to bring to any upcoming holiday party. :)
Since Christmas is fast approaching, I wanted to squeeze in one more holiday post before Sunday. Ever since I tried Trader Joe’s Peppermint Pretzel Slims, I knew I had to recreate them. The concept and preparation is unbelievably simple, yet the flavor combination is divine. I’m pretty sure I finished the entire Trader Joe’s bag in a few days–they’re that addicting. These are a must make. Trust me!
Ashley and Kristy, aren’t you proud of me? This is my second ‘chocolate’ post in a row. ;)
Since Christmas is fast approaching, I wanted to get a head start on some holiday baking. I’d been itching to bake something with peppermint, so I scoured the Internet for unique ideas. I found a Bon Appetit recipe for chocolate peppermint bark cookies with a shortbread crust. The cookies looked incredible, so I decided to make these holiday treats.
The recipe called for a candy cane topping, but I chose to use Hershey’s candy cane kisses instead, since I already had a bag at home. Although the crunchy texture of the candy cane pieces would have offered another dimension to the semi-soft cookies, I thought the candy cane kisses worked even better, as they kept the texture consistent.
I am certainly going to make and include these peppermint bark cookies in holiday treat bags for friends and co-workers. My brother, who absolutely loved these cookies, already requested I make them again for him to bring to work.
I recommend refrigerating these cookies even after the chocolate hardens, to prevent melting. Remove the cookies from the fridge 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
More holiday baking and cooking to come!