This past Monday I finally got around to making something I've been meaning to make for years. What is it, you might ask? Well, delicious peppermint bark, of course! When we took down our (sad, dried up) Christmas tree this past Sunday I was left with a handful of uneaten candy canes. What better way to put them to use than by making peppermint bark.
My true interest in this minty confection was piqued after reading Molly Wizenburg's write up on her blog, Orangette. I followed Molly's recipe, which is actually her sister's, who is famous and loved for the peppermint bark that she adapted from a recipe published in the December 1998 issue of Bon Appétit. Whew! I think a book of recipe family trees would be quite interesting, don't you?