Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

by Shawnda on December 1, 2010

in Candy,Chocolate,Christmas,Holiday Favorites

The 12 Days of Homemade Christmas 2010
Swirly Chocolate-Peppermint Bark Fleur de Sel Caramels Chocolate Crackles Tahitian Vanilla Beans Peppermint Chunk Cookies Red, White, and Green Biscotti
Cranberry Pecan Bread Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Homemade Red Wine Vinegar Homemade Granola Homemade Marshmallows

Looking for recipes for your Christmas goodie baskets? We’ve got 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas coming your way! Up first? A recipe for Swirled Chocolate Peppermint Bark.

Swirly Chocolate-Peppermint Bark

The contrast is beautiful. 3 pounds total of white and dark chocolates, swirled together, and topped with crushed peppermint (or any favorite Christmas candy… or no candy at all). The hardest part of this recipe: waiting for it to set before you can break off a piece.

Loosely wrap the pieces of chocolate bark in tissue or parchment paper and give them to your friends and family. I’m a big fan of the Christmas tins that you can find for $1 at Target, Hobby Lobby, or Michael’s. My Kroger also carries these pretty holiday lunch bag-style bags, 5/$1, that are perfect for holding your homemade holiday goodies.

Get the recipe: Swirly Chocolate-Peppermint Bark

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1 Beverly December 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I made this for friends last year, and the LOVED it! They are actually resisting my attempts to make new stuff this year.

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2 pup December 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

These look beautiful (and tasty)!!! I have been trying to figure out what else I plan to make for people! Looking forward to your future 12 Days of homemade posts!!!

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3 The Blue-Eyed Bakers December 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm

YUMMY! We love making holiday barks and this one looks totally gorgeous!

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4 Katherine Hernandez December 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Looks so good! My mom would love this!!!!

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5 Maria Malaveci December 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Hi Guys!!!

This looks beautiful and looks like it tastes amazing. K, now I am drooling. YUMMY!

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6 Liz @ Blog is the New Black December 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Can’t wait to make holiday bark!!

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7 Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) December 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Ahhhh… this is on my list to make this year! Can’t wait!

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8 Becky December 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Beautiful indeed! This looks delicious, and what a great gift idea! : )

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9 Jen @ BeantownBaker.com December 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm

What a great picture! I love all the holiday treats on all the blogs so far.

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10 allison [a for aubergine] December 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I love the colors in this bark. I feel like I can taste it just by looking at it. YUM!

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