Arno Chocolates is a super sweet small business specializing in all sorts of chocolate barks.
They use all natural ingredients, make their barks from hand, and are dedicated to giving back to the community by supporting organizations supporting cancer survivors, victims of domestic abuse, etc. (read more about their efforts here).
And while peppermint bark is their most popular variety, their bark isn't just for Christmas!
I mean, it's great for Christmas. But it's also great for other occasions, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, teacher appreciation days, and just life in general. There are so many flavors!
I tried the peppermint bark, pretzel & toffee bark, caramel crunch bark, roasted almond bark, and coconut almond bark. Across the board, they were delicious!
They don't skimp on the mix-ins, but the mix-ins don't take over either. There's always something delightfully crunchy in every bite, but there's also lots of smooth, creamy chocolate around it. They're also, for my tastes, just the right thickness.
YUM. Now that you're all craving chocolate, let's get to the crafty portion of the post :)
The whole I-want-to-bake-all-day-every-day thing, despite the fact that I shudder to even look at a stove in the summer, kind of makes sense around Christmas. But why I suddenly get way too excited at the sight of glitter and construction paper?
I don't know! Christmas just makes crafting magical!
|From Crunchy Frugalista|
We also made popcorn garlands now and then, but I've never been a fan. They just don't look properly Christmas-y, or pretty, to me! I much prefer tinsel and lights - but this candy garland is a step in the right direction.
|From Stonewall Kitchen|
|From Kiki Creates|
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaaas, everywhere I go!!
Do you like to DIY?
Do you get more creative around the holidays?
Do you like doing Secret Santa?