It's a marshmallow peppermint world in the winter

I am caught up in the baking season!

I went to Kroger this weekend and saw some Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips for sale. Like the excellent savvy shopper that I am, I thought 'Ooooh, neat! I see something pretty and new! I want to buy some, even though I don't know what I will use them for!' Yes, it's amazing that I'm poor. I don't understand it either. Fortunately, I later remembered a recipe that Slashfood published a few days ago, which involved crushed peppermint candies. The baking chips seemed a perfect alternative to unwrapping and hammering at dozens of Starlight mints.

I tried to hold out on baking until I had some occasion to bake for, but I only lasted one day. So last night I whipped up a batch of Chocolate Peppermint Drops and they were awesome. They are ugly, delicious little buggers. I brought them to work and am making a good attempt at devouring them all myself.

If you would like to make them yourself, I recommend doubling the Slashfood recipe, because I now have about half a bag of peppermint chips and half a container of plain yogurt sitting around unused. So now I have an excuse to bake some more later this week!

srah - Tuesday, 5 December 2006 - 6:19 PM
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Comments (3)

gravatar Cheryl - December 6, 2006 - 9:32 AM -

I bought those Andes mint things once and made chocolate mint truffles out of them.

gravatar chrispy - December 6, 2006 - 11:44 AM -

"The baking chips seemed a perfect alternative to unwrapping and hammering at dozens of Starlight mints."

This is you on a typical friday night, right?

gravatar srah - December 6, 2006 - 11:45 AM -

>:-o

I will have you know it was Monday!

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