Sunday, December 5, 2010

Come Blog Hop With the EtsyMom Team!

Check out all of the fabulous holiday-themed projects, gift ideas, and more from our wonderful EtsyMom Blog Hop Contributors from around the world!!

Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
2. Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
3. Enter to win our giveaway by doing any of the following. For each thing you do, you will be entered into the drawing one more time:

~Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
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To let us know you've done these things, please come back to the EtsyMom Blog post and leave a comment for each thing you did.
Sorry - you cannot enter the giveaway here on my blog.

On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including:

a pair of Turquoise Earrings from

a lampwork bead bracelet by

sterling silver and Swarovski pearl/crystal holiday earrings by

a cream colored cotton scarf given by

a raincloud ornament from

a matching splat mat and baby bib from

two pair of earrings from

a gift pack of over 30 pages of vintage paper ephemera by

a lovely sustainable stocking from

a set of holly jolly gift tags from

a set of toddler pajamas in a style of the winner's choice from

a $15 gift certificate from

A gift certificate from

A Custom copper heart necklace from

Today I'm sharing one of our favorite holiday recipes: yummy Peppermint bark.

We love adding a handmade touch to all our gifts, and this is one of our favorite holiday goodies to make:yummy Peppermint Bark. Preparing the Peppermint Bark is something fun the whole family can do. It's quick and easy and keeps in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week. We bought pretty glass canisters from the local craft store and added a holiday label to give as gifts to our friends. Below is the recipe for the Peppermint bark with a few modifications:

Makes about 2 1/2 pounds

2 12 oz. bags of Nestle's premium white chocolate morsels

12 large candy canes

1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil (you can find at local craft store)

1. Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

2. Follow instructions on package for melting chocolate. (I was able to pour both bags into a pyrex dish and heat for 2 minutes at 70%; stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds at 70%.

3. While the chocolate is melting, with a chef's knife or kitchen mallet, cut or pound candy into 1/4-inch pieces. I recommend putting the unwrapped candy canes into a plastic bag and placing it onto foil to contain the mess!

4. Stir candy and peppermint oil into the melted choclate. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet; spread evenly with an offset spatula. Refrigerate until firm, 25 to 30 minutes. Break into pieces before packaging (or serving). Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

And now, hop on over to the next blog for more wonderful inspiration, the HandPrint Lady's Blog!


Jocelyn Ascherman said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing!

AnnaVirginia said...

Good gift idea! Thanks!

The Bitsy Beau said...

This would be very fun to make with the kids! Thanks!

kate kate nyc said...

I always wondered how to make this! Looks so pretty in the jar!

Anonymous said...

looks delicious!

Meagan said...

This would make a great gift! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Always wanted to make this but never found the recipe! Thanks so much!! Such great things to bake and create on the Hop!! Thanks!

Jingle said...

These would be fun to make and yummy, too!

Karen said...

Yummy! I love this during the holidays.

Vanessa said...

These would be SPLENDID for Christmas! No doubt!

Mystica said...

Nice gift.

I have a giveaway posted on my blog - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Please do come over and enter

Tautchia said...

This would make a great gift. So pretty & yummy, too!

Michelle Frame said...

This looks very good!

Heather Larsen said...

This sounds so yummy! I can't wait to make it!!

Amanda said...

That sounds good! I heard at JoAnn Fabrics the other day that you can buy peppermint that is already crushed now! That would be a great timesaver!

Lee said...

great recipe! thanks! said...

I agree with another post...I need a recipe book for all these great recipes!

cinnamonspice said...

Thanks girls! I made this as a teacher's gift a couple of years ago and they loved it and the glass jars are great because they're reusable.