Mint Chocolate Chip Bark

I find so many recipes on Pinterest. This one I made with my niece, Riley. So easy and so good! Perfect around the holidays!

Bark

Mint Chocolate Chip Bark

Makes one 8×8 pan | Preparation: Line pan with wax paper

Ingredients:
14-18 Andes Mint, chopped
5 oz dark chocolate
8-10 chocolate wafers
7 oz. white chocolate
1-2 drops of green food color (dip toothpick in food color)

Instructions:
1.Chop Andes Mint Candy and set aside.
2.Place dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl over (not on) simmering water and stir until melted. Pour melted chocolate into 8×8 pans, using an offset icing spatula smooth out chocolate until an even layer is achieved. Place chocolate wafers on top and gently press it into the chocolate. Place pan in refrigerator for 5 minutes for chocolate to become slightly harden.
3.Place white chocolate in a heat proof bowl over (not on) simmering water and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Dip toothpick or skewer in green food coloring and then dip it into the white chocolate; stir to combine.
4.Remove pan with chilled dark layer and pour melted white chocolate on top. Using an offset icing spatula smooth out chocolate until an even layer is achieved. Sprinkle chopped Andes Mint Candy on top and return the fully assembled bark to the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes or until bark is fully set.

Extras:
* If you don’t have Andes candy available. Nestle’s mint chips will work just as well.

* To add a crunchy layer of texture I used these chocolate wafers from Nabisco, if those are unavailable where you are chocolate graham crackers or cocoa pebbles will work just as well.

* To color the white chocolate, I used Americolor’s Electric Green, but any green will work. Just make sure that you start slowly with the color by dipping the end of tooth pick or skewer into the food coloring then into the melted white chocolate. Don’t squeeze the food color directly over the chocolate or you may end up with a blob of color that will result in a deep green instead of a soft mint green.

Taken from: http://www.bakersroyale.com/candy/holiday-bark-series-mint-chocolate-chip-bark/

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Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Protein

I don’t always make a protein shake after working out but this one I wish I could drink all day long. It is that good.

I found this recipe from Tenley Molzahn’s website “Sweet and Free Life”. (Tenley is from the Bachelor Franchise on ABC).

The Peanut Butter Protein Shake is easy to make and it tastes so good.

Give it a try after your next workout!

Peanut Butter Protein Shake

• 1 scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein (Can use vanilla/dark chocolate or another flavor if wanted)
• 1/2 cup Almond Milk
• 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
• 1/2 cup of ice

Blend all ingredients.

1 serving. Drink after your workout only.

Enjoy!!