I say TRY because last month, I totally dropped the ball and did not join in on the fun. Well, this month, I was a good blog friend and made something for the Challenge.
I made Neapolitan Bark!
Can you guess the Theme for this month? Any ideas? Anyone? Hello? Tap Tap Tap. Is this thing on?
Ok...fine...if you have not guessed, the theme this month is PARIS!
I don't know about you, but when I think of Paris....the first thing that pops into my mind is Pink Poodles!
Why is that? Do people in France own Pink Poodles? Now, I know Pink Poodles are not a real thing, kinda like unicorns, if they are pink, their owners dyed them pink for a dog show or photo shoot or just because they like pink or...whatever, but to me...Pink Poodles are Paris.
The other thing that I think of when I think of Paris/France is Neapolitan Ice Cream. Is that even a french thing? I have no idea...but in my small town Mid-American mind...Neapolitan is French! I love Neapolitan Ice Cream...I used to HATE the strawberry when I was young, but now it is my favorite!
So...given my limited knowledge of Paris, I make Neapolitan Bark and put some pink poodles in the pictures.
This Bark is super easy to make, so I am not going to bother with a printable recipe, but I will share how I made it.
Here is what you need:
1 - 12 oz bag of chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips to counter the sweetness of the white chocolate)
1 - 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
1 - 12 oz bag of Wilton Candy Melts (I used Bright Pink)
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt the Chocolate Chips, the dark chocolate chips, according to package directions. Pour onto waxed paper and spread out evenly, you want a pretty thin layer, as you will be adding two more layers on it. I used a 1/2 sheet pan, and spread it almost to the edges. Set aside to cool and completely harden. You could put it in the fridge to speed up the process, but I just waited a few hours. Once the chocolate is completely cool and hard, melt the white chocolate chips according to package directions, stir in coconut, pour over chocolate and spread out evenly, again, keeping the layer pretty thin. Allow this layer to cool/harden as you did in the previous layer. When the white chocolate layer is cool, melt the pink candy melts, according to package directions. Pour over chocolate/white chocolate layers, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with sprinkles....allow to cool/harden then cut or break and enjoy.
Oh...I want to give a great big shout out and thank you to my mom, Maga Cookie Puzzle, for letting me steal/borrow a fraction of her Pink Poodle collection. Aren't they just soo cute?
Most of them are very old, she has been collecting them for as long as I can remember. She has a ton of them, and when I asked her if I could use them as photo props, she grabbed a box and told me to take all I wanted. As I was leaving, my dad, Papa Cookie Puzzle told me that if I take it out of the house, I could not bring it back..LOL. I think he is tired of a house overrun with my mom's collections.
Make sure you head over to Simply Sweets by Honeybee to see all the wonderful Paris themed projects, and she is hosting a link party that is open all month, for you to link up your own creations.
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