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Holiday Mint Bark

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This confection is made with vanilla bark, sprinkled with crushed peppermint and spearmint candy. It is tasty and looks festive!
Ingredients
  Vanilla flavored candy coating 1 Pound, cut into chunks
  Hard peppermint candies 12 , unwrapped
  Spearmint candies 12 , unwrapped
Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Cover cookie sheet or baking pan with waxed paper, aluminum foil, or parchment paper.

MAKING:

2. Place candy coating in a 2-quart microwavable casserole dish. Microwave uncovered on HIGH about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until almost melted.

3. Stir until smooth.

4. Place peppermint and spearmint candies in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag; crush with rolling pin or bottom of small heavy saucepan.

5. Place a wire strainer over a small bowl. Pour crushed candies into wire strainer. Shake strainer over bowl until all of the tiniest candy pieces fall into the bowl, leaving the larger pieces in the strainer.

6. Add the “mint dust” to the melted candy coating. Stir well.

7. Spread coating mixture evenly on prepared pan. Sprinkle larger candy pieces evenly over the top.

8. Let stand about ½ hour at room temperature and then refrigerate another ½ hour, or until mint bark is cool and hardened.

9. Break into pieces.

SERVING:

10. Place on a nice holiday serving plate (or into holiday tins with lids, if giving as gifts). Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Chilling
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Interest: 
Easy, Quick, Kids, Party, Holiday
Channel: 
SmartWoman.tv
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 514 Calories from Fat 248

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.1%

Saturated Fat 13.3 g66.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 9.5 mg3.2%

Sodium 48.8 mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 57.9 g

Protein 6 g11.7%

Vitamin A 3.2% Vitamin C 0.89%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 2.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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