Photos & Recipe: Chocolate Peppermint Bark


I love Peppermint Bark and I had a good version of it not long ago so I tried to find a way to duplicate it. We started with a recipe for double chocolate peppermint bark that I found at the fabulous

The version I’d had not long ago had some small cookie pieces in it so we decided to mix in oreo crumbs (like you’d use to make a pie crust, not actually from cookies) into the dark chocolate part too.

Hayley and I had a blast destroying candy canes in the mini-cuisinart. We had some small snafus but it was fun and of course when you let a child bake, mistakes can happen.

Despite the small problems, it came out looking great and tasted even better! We can’t wait to share it with some friends (and make more!)

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If you try it – we learned white chocolate melts way quicker and that the time between dark layer on the bottom being dry enough to put the next layer down was 10-13 mins. Basically it shouldn’t be able to slide in the pan at all.

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Recipe: Hayley’s Flapjacks


We tried a new pancake recipe tonight and everyone gave it a thumbs up. Jeff declared them ‘moister than normal’ and Hayley just ate them with her hands without butter or syrup she loved them so much.

We had a good time making them too. She flipped some herself tonight and was in heaven doing it. When I flipped them up in the air and caught them on a plate, she cheered loudly.

Sometimes we give things funny names, for example Jeff always gets water with ice in a real glass and after a few minutes it is just amazingly ice cold. We end up drinking all his water and driving him nuts. So we started calling it Daddy’s Famous Water. So now we have dubbed these Hayley’s Flapjacks.

So I don’t forget it, I’m posting the recipe here:

    2 cups of pancake mix
    2 eggs
    1 cup of skim milk
    1 tsp of vanilla
    2 tbsp of sugar
    2 tsp of baking powder

(Yes I’m aware this is just a few tweaks of some bisquick recipes but it works for us)

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