It’s feeling a little bit like Spring here in NYC, so why not finish up writing about my holiday baking? (Ahem, that’s a joke, but seriously…) You should see me at the supermarket when baking chips go on sale. I’m like a kid in the candy store. Today I bought peanut butter and chocolate chips, and a bag of those butterscotch chips I love. Back around the holidays, I spotted the Nestle mint and chocolate chips. Of course I bought a few bags. On the back of the package was this insanely easy recipe. Basically, all you do is spread out the chips in a baking pan, and then pop them in the oven for just long enough for them to get soft. Then take them out of the oven and swirl them around with a knife to get a cool pattern. Finally, add some chopped almonds (other nuts might work too) on top, and let it harden. I popped mine in the fridge, and then it turned out of the pan quite easily.
Finally, you break it up into bark pieces, and that’s it. I packed mine up with some of those caramel bars I wrote about last month. Maybe best of all, this is the kind of treat people think was hard to make. P.S. Speaking of chocolate-mint, the Girl Scouts were selling cookies at my local supermarket this morning… score!