I’ve already mentioned that Christmas is all about nostalgia for me – but nothing brings back the taste of wintertime more than my mom’s homemade peppermint bark. I remember being young watching her make it, bag it up for us to give out, or bring to every family reunion. I would always eat one piece too many and wind up with a belly ache at our Christmas parties, but it was never enough to deter me from loving it. It’s the perfect mint to chocolate ratio, and embodies everything a winter candy/snack (sometimes meal) should. Although I don’t have my mom’s exact recipe, this one served as a good substitute to bring back my memories of childhood at Christmastime.