Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Dogs Are Barking!

I'm very excited this morning because I have to do all the stuff to get ready for my Gingerbread Party tonight. I will share all with you, I promise but I don't want to give away anything for the fifteen participants so we will do that tomorrow hopefully. What I do need to share with you is this amazing Christmas Bark I have been making. I made 20 sheets of it (each one is one recipe) and it went so fast I have done that much two more times, the last being last night. It is a definite crowd pleaser. I have bought all my supplies except for the white chips from Costco due to the cost and literally not opening up a million 12 ouncers when I can open a 72 ouncer!!!

Here's some of the sheets of it stacked to bring in from the porch (where they set up). I have personally added approximately 100 lbs to the community. Sorry about that. They may have to go to the Biggest Loser (can you believe the weight they lose?) after sampling this fine recipe. I am sharing it with you. Enjoy.

Black and White Bark

2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
2 c. white chocolate chips
2/3 c. macadamia nuts or almonds, coarsely chopped and toasted

Place an oversized piece of waxed paper on the back side of a baking sheet . Place 1 ½ c. of semi sweet chips in the micro wave for 1 ½ minutes. Stir. Take a tiny bit of the chocolate on your fingers and put it under the waxed paper on the corners of the baking sheet (glue). Spread the melted choc. all around the paper. Melt 1 ½ c. white choc and stir. Place globs on the top of the spread chocolate. Take a skewer or something to move the white choc into the semi sweet (kinda like marbling). Sprinkle the remaining chips and the nuts on top and press down into the melted chocolate. Refrig for 30 min (or like I do, put on the back porch). Break up, put in a can and get rave results for doing practically nothing.

One note: You do need to toast your chopped nuts. Just toss in a skillet or put on a baking sheet for a few minutes in the oven. Nuts are always better after being toasted. It brings out their natural oils and makes them sing (not literally).


Jeri said...

Oh, Tommy, that sounds so good and so easy, just the way I like it. I might have to haul the ingredients down to California with me to my parents house. That will give my kids something to do, for what, 10 minutes? Now to fill up the rest of the week with activities!

Cindra said...

Sounds delicious! You always have such wonderful ideas and recipes to share!