With two little ones, and the growing number of daycare teachers, swimming teachers, gym teachers and the like, buying gifts for all of them at Christmas time can get a little pricey. So we went down the home-made route this year (or should that be ‘last year’?) and chose to make a variety of chocolate bark.
And yes, while it meant a little extra work, it was great to be able to involve Miss C in the whole mixing / sprinkling process.
We actually made five varieties – which does seem a bit overkill, but once they were cut and divided, it allowed each recipient to get a little sample of each.
Our chosen flavours?
White chocolate peppermint.
Dark chocolate, cranberry and pistachio
Milk chocolate, caramel and pretzel
White chocolate, apricot, walnut and coconut
Milk chocolate and honeycomb
And while you could certainly break the bark into ‘shards’, I sliced the mixture into ‘bars’ after it had been in the fridge for 5 minutes or so, making nice and even portions to fit into the gift boxes.
Divided with some pieces of baking paper, and with a little ‘list’ indicating the various flavours, I was really pleased with how these turned out.
All wrapped up and ready to go!
What about you? Do you have a ‘go to’ home-made gift?