Peppermint BarkMADE BY WILLAMETTE VALLEY CONFECTIONERY IN WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
This is winter in candy bar form. The team at Portland's Willamette Valley Confectionery starts with creamy, snow-white chocolate, adds shards of peppermint and then layers it all onto a base of rich dark chocolate, all rounded out with fragrant peppermint oil from Seely Family Farm in nearby Clatskanie, Oregon.
There's nothing like a bite of really good peppermint bark to send you straight into a holiday-crazed wonderland, and this indie version has all the qualities of the very best homemade kind: just dense enough, with very good chocolate to satisfy even the pickiest chocoholic.
Whether it's under your tree or stuffed in a stocking (or in your face), this charming box of peppermint bark is a true gift.
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Peppermint bark does double holiday duty: Chop it up and mix into your granny's favorite chocolate crinkle cookie, or sprinkle atop a cheesecake for a crowd-pleasing dessert.