This weekend marked the second annual cookie exchange amongst my girlfriends. Because I had to be out of town all weekend right up until the hour before the party, I had to bake way in advance. Solution? Bark.
I also had no chance to print recipes. Solution? A blog post that all can reference if needed.
Bittersweet Chocolate Lemon Bark
Recipe originally found on about.com. I ended up having to spread the candied lemon peel out on parchment paper to bake it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. I needed to make it breakable instead of gummy-sticky.
Mocha Meringue Bark
Delicious and light! I typically cook variations on ingredients and processes that I already know. The world of meringue was rather intimidating, but one must learn these things. Turns out that this was my favorite bark of the three. Found on foodnetwork.com by Claire Robinson.
All together at the cookie exchange :