Between cooking dinner and prepping my homemade treats, it has been an exhausting evening in my kitchen! And I feel like I still have so much left to do. No better time for a blogging break. 🙂
The original recipe for the chocolate slabs called for white chocolate, but I thought dark chocolate sounded more appealing. 🙂
The recipe was quite simple.
You start with two bag of chocolate chips.
Microwave the chips for a minute, stir, and repeat again for 15 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
While the chocolate is melting get to work on crushing a couple dozen peppermint candies.
Add the crushed peppermint and one teaspoon of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.
Spread the chocolate in a wax covered pan and refrigerate over night!
Can’t wait to try this tomorrow!
Next up were the White Chocolate – Peppermint Jumbles!
This required ALOT of chocolate!
The recipe actually called for slowly melting the chocolate on low in a crock put for an hour and a half. In the absence of actually own a crock pot I tried heating it slowly on the stove top instead.
1.5 hours later
Next: the mix-ins!
This recipe made dozen upon dozens of little jumbles that are now all over my kitchen.
They will set overnight and hopefully I can package them tomorrow. 🙂
Wooo! That took some work!
Luckily I had a granola bar before I left work that kept me satisfied and prevented me from snacking.
Dinner was a no-brainer thanks to Angela’s recipe for Sweet Potato and Pear Soup I discovered the other day.
Only instead of sweet potatoes I used the butternut squash that has been on my counter for a while now.
The soup gave me a chance to use my new immersion blender.
I topped my serving with a spoonful of granola and a tablespoon of peanuts.
With a piece of pumpkin bread on the side.
The pear gave the soup a very interesting taste. It was very sweet, but very good. I think next time I would add a little curry to it or maybe some nutmeg for a little spice. 🙂
Since none the fruits of my labor were ready for sampling after dinner, I had a view nibbles of the fruits of Melissa’s labor instead
Now if you will excuse me I have some clean up to do in the kitchen.