Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Candy Clay and Peppermint Bark Hearts

Candy Clay

10 oz. white chocolate almond bark cut in pieces (kroger brand phe free)

1/3 C. light corn syrup

food coloringassorted candies to decorate

line 8 in. pan with foil; spray with non-stick cooking sprayplace almond bark in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Continue to heat for 15 seconds at a time until smooth.Add corn syrup; blend well. Spread into foil lined pan let stand at room temp for 20- 60 minutes or until firm enough to handle. Divide into sections (1 per color you want to make) Squeeze each section until workable. to color put in ziptop bag sprayed with non-stick spray add food coloring and knead until blended. let stand 15- 30 minutes. sculpt clay as desired and decorate as you wish. We made snowmen....

Peppermint-bark hearts

18 (2 1/2-inch) peppermint candy canes unwrapped ( free)

5 oz almond bark (free)

2 tsp. crushed peppermint candy canes (free)

line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Arrange candy canes on waxed paper in groups of 2 with end touching to form heartplace almond bark in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute stir. continue melting for 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Spoon or pipe into center of hearts sprinkle with candy cane pieces and let stand for 30 minutes or until set.

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