As I mentioned yesterday I am on a little bit of a bark streak! Candy bark that is. I love making candy and thanks to my friend April who taught me how to make candy years ago I actually prefer it to making cookies at the holidays. I am a little picky about my cookies and really think cookies are only worth the calories when they are fresh and warm out of the oven. Candy, however, is worth the calories all the time – days and weeks later.
So I prefer to give out candy plates during the holidays! This year I think I am going to be doing a trio of candy barks – Reindeer Corn Cookie Bark, today’s recipe, Lemon Bark, and one more that you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to read about!
During the year I am always on the lookout for cute containers to put my candy in. Last year I picked up this cute bowl at Home Goods (one of my favorite stores!!) In fact, you may have noticed that I have a bit of a serving piece addiction and Home Goods is a great place to feed that addiction because the prices are so good!
Last Christmas I picked up this cute little bowl…
I think my Lemon Bark looks lovely in it.
In fact, it looks so nice I think I will just have to keep that cute little snowman bowl for myself along with the fun Happy Holidays cake stand I picked up at Tai Pan on my visit there over Thanksgiving! How many cake stands does one girl need – a LOT!
Now, I could just put the lemon bark into clear cellophane bags and tie them with some festive ribbon. Not bad.
But that is just a little too boring for my taste and not quite pretty enough! So this year my lemon bark is going to go into these pretty little treat bags from Elle’s Studio.
You may remember that I used some darling treat bags at my Halloween party in October from Elle’s Studio too. They were the perfect container for my candy corn bar. All you do is download the file and then print at home. They are easy to put together with a little double sided tape.
If you think you need some of these cute little treat bags too, head on over to Your Homebased Parties where Elle’s Studio is sponsoring a giveaway for two free holiday downloads. I also created a fun holiday banner using another download from Elle’s – check it out over at Your Homebased Parties too!
So now for the recipe, if you want to call it that! It is so simple.
Finely chop 2/3 cup of lemon drops (I used my food processor).
Melt 1 pound of white Almond Bark and add in crushed lemon drops, reserving a few tablespoons to sprinkle on the top.
Spread the Almond Bark onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet and spread into an even layer.
Sprinkle with reserved crushed lemon drops before the bark sets up.
So you decide -
2/3 C crushed lemon drops
1 pound white almond bark
Crush lemon drops, reserving 2-3 Tbsp to sprinkle on top. Melt almond bark in microwave. Line cookie sheet with wax paper.
Add crushed lemon drops into melted almond bark. Pour and spread evenly on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle reserved crushed lemon drops on top. Allow to harden and then break into pieces.
If you have any left over lemon drops you will want to use them to make these wonderful Lemon Drop cookies!!
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