We are getting down to the wire when it comes to picking up those last minute Christmas gifts. If you are still searching for a gift for that "hard to buy for" person on your list, homemade gifts are the perfect idea. I have made these homemade Christmas gifts with peppermint bark a few times and they are always a hit!
Homemade Christmas Gifts
Sometimes the best gifts are of the homemade variety. A few years ago, I made all sorts of holiday treats and wrapped them up in cute packaging to give as Christmas gifts for my parents and in-laws. I actually did a post about it here, way back in the beginning stages of A Blonde’s Moment! Not only was it fun to make these holiday treats, it was a not so typical gift for the recipients too. I also made peppermint bark a few years ago for my office and packaged them in Mason Jars. It made for a cute and colorful office gift.
There are lots of options when it comes to baking treats to give as gifts for the holiday. But peppermint bark always seems to be a favorite. A very addicting favorite! I remember the first time I heard of peppermint bark was when I spotted it at Williams-Sonoma. Although I thought the packaging was cute, I knew this was one thing that was easy to re-create in my own kitchen. As for the peppermint bark, it is only two ingredients and can be made in under 10 minutes. Super simple! When I first made peppermint bark a few years ago, I had to break up the candy canes by hand to get the pieces. But this year, I found peppermint that was already broken at the grocery store. A timesaver for an already quick recipe!
When it comes to packaging the peppermint bark, I always like to use a clear container so you can see the festive treat. I like using a container like the one pictured or a Mason Jar, but any container will do the trick. Check out this easy homemade peppermint bark recipe below!