How To Make Delicious, Easy Peppermint Bark

Oh how I love this recipe!  Unfortunately so does my waist – I can’t stop eating it!  And so easy to make…..

Peppermint Bark Recipe

 

You can click here for the Original AllRecipes Peppermint Bar Recipe, however, below I am posting the revised version that was given in their holiday 2014 issue.

I did not use the peppermint oil and thought it was still fabulous!

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 1/4 pounds
  • 8 ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 6 teaspoons shortening, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided

  • 8 ounces high-quality white chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 25 peppermint candies, crushed

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a 9×9 inch pan and line with waxed paper, smoothing out wrinkles; set aside.
  2. Place the semisweet chocolate and 3 tsp. shortening in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. When the chocolate is melted, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the peppermint extract. Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared pan, and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle half of the crushed peppermints over the chocolate layer. Refrigerate until completely hardened, about 1 hour.
  3. Place the white chocolate and the remaining 3 teaspoons shortening in the top of a double boiler over just barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. When the chocolate is melted, stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Pour the white chocolate directly over the semisweet chocolate layer; spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy over the top and gently press in. Refrigerate until completely hardened. Remove from pan; break into small pieces to serve.

 

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cranberry Topping

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I discovered this recipe at Food Network.com a couple years back and am I glad I did – it’s one of the stars of our Thanksgiving (dessert) table!  The cheesecake is heavenly itself – I often top it with different toppings (caramel, dark chocolate) throughout the year.

True Confession:  The recipe below calls for a water bath when cooking the cheesecake.  I always skip this step (I’m not worried if there are a few cracks in the top; the cranberry topping covers it nicely).

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Recipe and Photo courtesy of Food Network.com.

Pink Stiletto Night for October Breast Cancer Month Awareness Event

A big “Thank You” to Chelsea at Deer Lodge Medical Center in Montana for sharing a picture of their “PINK STILETTO NIGHT” event in recognition of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

What a beautiful event!  And Diva Entertains was honored to be a party of it.  Table decorations included our “Pink Polka Purse” Manicure Sets, our delicious, personalized Chocolate Stiletto Favors, as well as our personalized High Heel Wine Glasses.

Thank you Deer Lodge Medical Center!!

 

 

Beach Themed Bridal Shower – Featured Customer

A big thanks to Angela for sharing these great pics from the bridal shower she hosted!

How wonderful that they were able to have the shower right on the waterfront – love the ‘flying’ fish!

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And let’s not forget about one of the most important aspects of any bridal shower – something wonderful to drink.  We love how they put out a sign that read “A Drink In My Hand, Toes In the Sand”

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And of course we have to show you the fun Flip Flop Bottle Stoppers that Angela purchased from Diva Entertains for the event – they were a BIG hit!

 

 

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The bride’s chair is just one of many, many details that Angela included – so thoughtful!

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Thank you, Angela, for sharing your photos with us!

Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine with Blueberry Sauce

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How impressive is this red white and blue dessert!  It’s not hard to make – just takes a bit of time.  When I made it I doubled the amount of the blueberry sauce and drizzled it so every bite of terrine would include some and then passed around the extra in case someone wanted more!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Food Network.

Chalkboard Table Numbers

At Diva Entertains we love to do things a little differently.  Like throwing a unique twist on something.

Take for example chalkboard table numbers.  With “chalkboard” being a huge wedding theme, matching table numbers are a must.  We are pleased to offer these two styles that are sure to be a hit.  And they won’t go to waste – give them to friends, family or special guests at the wedding as the celebration winds down.

First we have Wine Bottle Chalkboard Table Numbers:

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Created as a wine cork holder (it also holds a bottle of wine) – we have come up with countless ways to use them including putting flameless candles inside, colored tissue, candy, etc.

Also our Wine Coaster Chalkboard Table Numbers:

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We recommend 2 per table – one for red and one for white.  One will have the table number on it and the other can have a fun saying like “Just Married”.

Come explore Diva Entertains to find unique and fabulous wedding decor and favors!

 

Chalkboard Save The Date Postcards – Premium Quality at a Low Price

The “Chalkboard” theme is going full throttle and has been especially popular with weddings.  Little wonder – it’s whimsical, mod/retro and tons of fun.

For those tying the knot with a chalkboard wedding theme it all begins with our Chalkboard Save The Date Postcards.

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Ours are a great value – starting at $0.90 and going as low as $0.59.  Don’t let the small price tag fool you – ours is printed on heavy weight glossy paper for a premium look and feel.

Think of our chalkboard save the dates as a blank canvas – we can write anything you’d like on it – just tell us!  We’ll send you a proof(s) and won’t print until you tell us to! Details include:

  • Your order is professionally printed on premium 130 lb. glossy paper.
  • Full color on front; return address on back in black.
  • Postcards measure 5.47″ x 4.21″ and meet USPS size regulations
  • Proof approval within 2 business days of receipt of your order.
  • Delivery within 2 1/2 weeks of your approval of your proof.

Come visit Diva Entertains and type “chalkboard” into our search box – you’ll be glad you did once you see our beautiful line of decor (photo backdrops, table numbers, place card holders) and favors!

 

Pink Flamingo Party Theme Favors

Looking for a fun and whimsical party theme?  Pink Flamingo is a perfect choice.  It’s mod and retro at once and calls for some pretty fabulous decorations.   And it turns up the heat for any party – whether hosted in the winter or summer!

As as for the perfect accompaniment for a Pink Flamingo Party is our Flamingo Bottle Opener:

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How fun is that?

We for pink flamingo party favors that are appropriate for all ages, not to mention sinfully delicious, we offer our Pink Flamingo Cookies:

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Our hand decorated sugar cookies are individually wrapped and tied with curling ribbon.

Please come and browse Diva Entertains for a unique and different kind of party favor store!

Eat, Drink and Be Married Wine Glasses Personalized!

One of our very favorite wedding themes at Diva Entertains is “Eat Drink and Be Married”.  And we have lots of themed favors including favor bags, coasters, wine stoppers…even cheese plates.  Our latest addition is our Personalized Eat, Drink and Be Married Stemless Wine Glasses:

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There are nine imprint colors to choose from and four fonts.  Your guests will love these keepsake favors!

If you like the “Eat” & “Drink” theme but your celebration isn’t one of marriage – we also offer Eat, Drink and Celebrate Stemless Wine Glasses:

personalized birthday wine glasses

 

Please come visit Diva Entertains to see all of our fabulous favors!

 

Black and Gold Wedding Theme

A black and gold wedding theme is such a classic look!  And Diva Entertains has so many favors, place card holders and favor boxes that fit this timeless theme beautifully.

Let’s start out with these Personalized Gold Bottle Openers:

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Or perhaps you would like to set your tables with black favor boxes and/or gold favor boxes!

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And don’t forget about elegant Gold Place Card Holders?

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This is just a sampling of the MANY items we offer to compliment a black or gold wedding reception.  Please come visit Diva Entertains and type “Black” or “Gold” into our search box!