Thursday, December 2, 2010

Barking Up A Storm

Last year I got really into bark.  Not the brown flavorless bark of trees (I'm not sure why I just assume it's flavorless....I've never tried tree bark!), but the deliciousness of confectionary barks.

At work last year one of our clients gave us boxes of Williams & Sonoma peppermint bark.  Growing up in a family where everyone except for me hated all things mint, I had never had it before.  After one bite, I became obsessed.  I ended up making my own for work parties, family parties, watching TV alone know.
After my peppermint bark turned out so delicious, I decided to try other barks. One of the best was this French Chocolate Bark from my homegirl Ina Garten.  I made it with dark chocolate, dried cranberries, dried apricots and almonds.  It was like the best candy bar I'd ever had....but better.
This year I'm on the hunt for Christmas barks again.  I've looked around, but I'm having a hard time finding something that would compare to last year's deliciousness.  I'm not a huge brittle fan, so that cuts out a lot.  I'm also not a huge white chocolate fan, so that outs alot.  Do you have a bark recipe that can top last year's?


  1. I love bark too, but i've never made it before. I'm sure Martha Stewart has some good recipes though!

  2. I absolutely love bark as well. I cannot wait to make some this year!


  3. ummm, how come i never got any of your barks? southern living has a couple good bark recipes this month.

  4. Patty's bark is the only bark I know about.