This is hard, especially around Christmas, when people love to gift sweet things. Last week I burnt peppermint bark. Two ingredients, limited cooking, and I burnt it. This week I decided to give it another go with a recipe for something called "White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch."
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Well, not quite. I heated up the candy coating called for in the recipe and added the oil and butter. . .impressively smooth. At this point I was optimistic. Then I stirred in my peppermint chips and it all went pink, super pink, dare I say, pepto-pink. Apparently these chips melt when exposed to warm candy, so I don't see how they are justified in calling them crunchy. They disappeared completely in the melted candy leaving no crunch at all.
The flavor was actually pretty good. I spread it out on some wax paper and stuck some (whole and uncrunched) starlight mints on top just to give it a little bit of something other than pink. It kind of looked like buttons on a pink shirt, so if I had to name this concoction I would call it "Elf Buttons."
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