4 Holiday Recipes that Make Great Gifts

White Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Orange-
This time of year is the perfect time to start thinking about homemade and handmade gifts and I do not know about you, but I find that gifts of food ... more 
White Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Orange-
This time of year is the perfect time to start thinking about homemade and handmade gifts and I do not know about you, but I find that gifts of food are always welcome. Traditionally, when people think of chocolate bark, they think of peppermint bark but I am offering up a different recipe because I am just not a peppermint bark kind of gal. I know, you may not think it is possible but it is true and trust me, no one will miss it and this recipe will be appreciated.

You see, although there is no crunch from peppermint or flavor of mint, this recipe does still have crunch and fresh flavor but in this recipe, the crunch comes from cereal….

Ingredients
•1/2 pound good quality white chocolate, chopped
•1/4 teaspoon pure orange extract
•1/2 cup crisped rice cereal
•1/4 cup dried cranberries
•Orange paste food coloring

Directions
First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Then prepare a double boiler. If you do not have one, create your own by placing a glass bowl over a large saucepan filled with just enough water that it will not touch the bowl. Bring the water to a low simmer and add the chocolate and orange extract to the bowl. Stir until melted and smooth.

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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 6:48 PM EST
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