Peppermint Bark

MADE BY WILLAMETTE VALLEY CONFECTIONERY IN WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON

MOUTH SAYS...

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.

Tip of the Tongue

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.

  • $9.25 for a 3 oz box