by Jennifer Wieland
While baking for my family Christmas party this the other day I decided to make something new. Everyone knows all about Peppermint Bark. Chocolate and crushed up candy canes combined to make a cool, creamy holiday treat. The problem I have with that though is that it’s been done to death and you don’t want to show up somewhere that already has 5 variations of the stuff. so if you’re over peppermint or it isn’t your holiday flavor of choice and if you’re the one always eating the gingerbread cookies at holiday parties then I have got the perfect holiday treat to make for you! This treat is going to have you standing out in the edible, homemade gift giving department this year! Ginger Bark is going to become one of your favorite go-to holiday treats to make!
I know exactly what you’re thinking, Ginger Bark, what on Earth us that? Ginger Bark is something that is going to put you on the holiday party map and leave the boring old Peppermint Bark in the dust! In Ginger Bark I have taken white chocolate and kicked the peppermint to the curb and replaced it with crushed up gingersnaps. I have to tell you that the pairing is freaking phenomenal! When I made it my daughter and I kept munching on it and when I brought it to my family Christmas party it received rave reviews from everyone. The white chocolate and the crispy ginger cookies are such a perfect pairing.
It doesn’t get much easier than a recipe with only two ingredients!
Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package instructions and crush the gingersnaps in a baggie or food processor.
Pour the crushed gingersnaps into the melted chocolate and stir together then spread the mixture into a prepared pan and let cool in the pan.
Once cool, break or cut up the Ginger Bark, eat and enjoy!
If you are a fan of homemade gifts or if you are in need of a last-minute holiday or hostess gift make a batch of this super easy Ginger Bark candy. It’s sure to be a be a holiday hit!
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 64
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 1 lb. white chocolate melting discs
- 1/2 c. crushed gingersnaps
- Melt the white chocolate discs according to package instructions in a bowl.
- Stir in the crushed up gingersnaps.
- Pour into a 9"x13" pan lined with wax paper and spread evenly.
- Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
- Break or cut into pieces.
- If you don't have white chocolate melting discs on hand you can use white chocolate chips.
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by Jennifer Wieland
I am part of the Restaurant.com Review Crew and this post is sponsored by Restaurant.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Earlier this week two of my sister’s babies became ill and one had to be rushed in to the E.R. for a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic. With five kids dragging all of them into the E.R. was not an option so she asked me to come over. This was just before lunch time and I knew the last thing on her mind was to stop and make sure the kids all had lunch. I decided to hop onto the Restaurant.com mobile app and see what I could find that would be quick, easy and on the way to her house.
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Both my kids and my sister’s kids were so hungry they plowed through the pizza before I could even get a picture of it all!
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