It was chocolate dippin' time in our house yesterday. I'm trying to get ahead of the game and get a few things done early.
I bought a bunch of King Leo peppermint sticks (Walmart 88 cents a bag) to dip in chocolate. They're my favorite because they're soft and great for hot chocolate. They'll be bagged up and packaged in Martha's gingerbread box houses. I was going to give you a link to the boxes but they must be very popular and sold out as she's taken them down from her craft site!
Note that the almond bark is now trans fat free so I guess that makes it good!
I went to K-mart, my least favorite store, to check out Martha's Christmas stuff and found these big barrels of pretzel sticks. They're perfect for chocolate dipping also.
I always have a hard time getting the almond bark to melt just right on the stove top, so this year I decided to melt it at 160 in the oven. It melted much better and it didn't crystallize. This would be a fun thing to make with your kids too. Anytime you dip stuff in chocolate is fun!
I'm also making a huge batch of my coco nut balls which are basically a heart attack pill. You can find the recipe here. YUMMY!