Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Continuing with our crazy Christmas gift making spree ...
While the peppermint bark fiasco was taking place it seemed sensible to do some chocolate covered pretzels for another male family member (when in doubt - gift food).
Originally I wanted full candy canes but...
did you know?
Did you know how fragile these candies are?!?



95% broke while the wrapper was being removed


all the broken pieces were used to do a proper peppermint bark to replace the peppermint bark fail(having said that, we were gifted peppermint bark from at least 2 different friends and my "proper" peppermint bark was definitely not as good as it could have been!)


melted chocolate:


evidently when taking pictures of our project it didn't seem necessary to take one of the finished candy canes. Let's just say I was feeling as brittle as a candy cane by the end.
Here is the successful (relatively) peppermint bark cooling:


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