This one really is totally last minute - Tried and tested! I was invited to an impromptu dinner party on the weekend, and was caught short on gifts, so I took a bottle of wine (of course, that I have in stock, no problem!) and a little box of homemade White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark - So yum and festive, no-one need know it took less than 10 minutes to make! ;)
White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Recipe
The fun thing was, that I used patterned a silicone mat (the ones used for fondant) to place my melted chocolate on, so it looked extra fancy with all the detailing on the back!
White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark
For 2 (or one greedy person like me!):
* 200g of White Chocolate
* Crushed peppermint candy and M&Ms
* Silicone mat : Optional
* Box or bag to house your yummies
Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Pour onto the mat or flat surface, and sprinkle with candies. Let set in the fridge or freezer until hard. Break off pieces and box!
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.