Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giveaway Part 3 plus Cookies & Cream Bark

This was my first time making bark candy! How to?
All you have to do is melt chocolate under low heat in your oven, and then when it's melted you add in the toppings you want. When you're done with that you just let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden. Make sure you use parchment paper on a cookie sheet. It will make clean up so easy! Break the bark with your hands or with a knife.

I used crushed up Oreo cookies (black part only) and crushed mini candy canes. Since I only used the black part of the Oreo I still had the filling left over. I chilled that and then rolled them up into little balls really fast before they got mushy and then rolled them in the Oreo dust. You can also roll them in the candy cane dust. Nothing goes to waste! I didn't include the "dust" from each in my bark for presentation reasons. If you do this make sure to crush up the "dust" so it's a uniform powder.

I know for sure next year I will be making even more bark! More different toppings too! If you want the recipe you can e-mail me. I tried making these cute bark boxes from the Martha Stewart magazine. The link to the templates is there. They are really cute but a little too small. Now for the bling...

Here is part 3 of my December Giveaway!
A pair of Swarovksi Crystal Snowflake Earrings on long sterling silver hooks.
Ends 12/31. Open Worldwide!

1. You must be a follower of this blog
2. Comment and tell me your favorite holiday treat! Can be anything from thanksgiving to new year's food.
3. Include in your comment your extra entries if there are any.
4. Check back to claim the prize on Jan. 1, 2011! 

Extra Entires
1. Twitter- you must follow me on Twitter and Tweet this text "Join @stephanie_tran 's December Giveaway for Crystal Snowflake Earrings!" (+1)
2. Post the NEW photo about my giveaway on your blog. (+2)
3. If you posted about the giveaway AND also post a photo of jewelry from my shop you like- you will gain an additional 5 entries. (+5)

Good Luck!


MeiBelle said...

My favorite holiday treat would have to be pumpkin pie. I LOVE pumpkin pie, the smell, the texture. *wipes drool from face.*

I tweeted here ""

I posted about your giveaway with a photo on my bloggie, it's a widget for everyone to see!

amynaree said...

I love wine gift baskets lol the kind with wine, cheese, and sausages :)

I'm retweeting this!

~Lisa said...

Yum!! That looks so yummy!! Care to share?? xD

& love this giveaway! These earrings are gorgeous!!!!!

momo x3 said...

My favorite holiday treat is egg nog xD so yummy

Kat said...

How favorite holiday treat: peppermint candycanes!

katch05 at gmail dot com

~Lisa said... I was pretty stupid and left a comment there when it's supposed to be contest entries!! Sorry~!

I love the cookies and candies that are eaten during Christmas. That might be too general but I seriously love them!! I'm totally digging the baked goods you made! ^_^

I retweeted:!/xMaterialGirlsx/status/17724424908177408


Camelia Andrasescu said...

Enter me ,please!
I follow you via GFC (Camelia Andrasescu)
My favorite treat for holidays is apple pie with cinnamon.

swtiine said...

My favorite holiday food/drink would most likely have to be peppermint mocha or hot chocolate! Keeps you nice & warm while walking around & looking at all the cute decorations :D

I retweeted at:!/swtiine :)

LittoMokaa said...

Hi Steph!!

My favorite holiday treats are Peppermint candy cane & ginger bread cookies! :D

I twitted as LittoMokaa :)

Elana said...

I like candy canes! The jolly rancher ones =]

Samantha said...

I love any holiday cookies!

cleung341 said...

I would have to say that my fave is always Almond Roca ior Ferrara Roche chocolates.

Tweeted about this giveaway under b8autifulmnster.

rhaindropz said...

yum yum ^_^ love that cookies ^_^ a great holiday treat.. sitting on our terrace, feeling the soft breeze.. indulging with my brewed coffee.. and chips ahoy ^_^

well, were planning to have dinner (the bf and my family)

hugs and kisses
retweet about it!/rhaindropz/status/17746562998341633
and posted on my sidebar ^_^

ladymishel said...

GFC Follower: Ladymishel

My favorite holiday treat is blueberry cheesecake.

twitter post:!/michelleame/status/17795447074590720

blog post with photo from your shop and link


Cindii said...

My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie! Can't get enough of it. So yummy. Om nomnomnom.

Tweet here!/purrincup/status/17805776869400577

Blog post here

Amanda! said...

My favorite holiday treats are cookies... all kinds. I like making pumpkin cookies with a vanilla glaze in fall, and ever since I was a kid my mom always made sugar cut out cookies with homemade icing and sprinkles. Yum! We also sometimes make gingerbread or shortbread or something. Baking is one thing I really miss being here in Korea! And your bark looks DELISH!

Tweeted about it here:!/importedmegami/status/17811523015540737

Noriki said...

gosh your cookies made me drool all

My favorite holiday treat would be to drink a hot matcha tea, a mountain of ferrero Rochers piled on each other and a strawberry shortcakes...*drools*

I twittwit:

I have posted your new giveaway and favorite jewelry on the same post (this will applied on the three giveaways)

Thanks so much for hosting these giveaways :3

xoladiihoneyxo said...

I can't connect to twitter website right now buttt...... my favorite holiday food is dim sum! Dim sum time is when family comes out and eat without the drunk uncles and the mean ass aunts who keep calling you fat and criticize anything they can get to. It's a fun time for me, over dumplings and chicken feet and seafoods =]

hana said...

OOOH those snowflake earrings are like <3333 I must try my luck entering ^^

My fav. holiday food would be turkey! Normal turkey with stuffing on christmas, turkey soup the next day, turkey sandwiches later and the list goes on. it is YUMS :d

what is your fav. treat?

Lilly said...

Holiday cookies or anything with chocolate ^^
Thanks a lot for the chance.
And Happy Holidays!
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

contests and such said...

That bark looks so good! I am in the process of making red velvet cake balls and I hope they turn our good. I hope that these will become my new favorite but right now it's the tollhouse chocolate ship cookies recipe with walnuts and M&M's.
I follow you on twitter as MissNessa and tweeted here.
I posted his giveaway on my blog AND my favorite piece of your jewelry, which is the stud angel wings here.

Dina (XYYan) said...

My fave holiday treat are cookies! I can't get enough of them :D

I tweeted:!/DinaXYYan/status/17965017429188611

Happy holidays!

C. said...

I love any holiday cookie, I can't choose just one flavour ^-^


Wenny said...

haha, i love holiday cookies too!! they are the best!!


i posted this and a photo of a necklace i like at

jhitomi said...

new google follower (jhb) and my fave treat is the New Years Japanese soup my mother makes, it's a traditional mochi broth. Yummy.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

avatarlady said...

Following you via avatarlady

My fave holiday treat is Macaroni salad that I make.

Extra entries:
Follow you on twitter and twitted this via

I blogged about this via

Starrie said...

My favorite holiday treat is blueberry cheesecake paired with freshly steeped tea.

Followed you via GFC - Starrie

Followed you on Twitter. My Twitter account - starriesun

Tweeted about this contest:!/starriesun/status/18209806846263296

Posted about the giveaway AND also posted a photo of jewelry:


Elizabeth said...

my favorite holiday treat is cookies !! i love to make them on holiday because i have more time to make them and enjoy them :3 !! my fav are chocolate mint cookies :D

Follow you on twitter and twitted this via

Anna said...
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Hadia said...

I am following u via GFC as Hadia Salahuddin.
My fav holiday treat is Eggnog:P
I am following u twitter via HadyaS.
Tweeted as well:
ID: hadia_salahuddin[at]hotmail[dot]com

ne-knopka said...

iam blog follower (anna_k67)

My favorite holiday are apple pie

+ following on twitter (annakul) and tweet-

+in my blog


Sarah said...

those look sooo tasty! but my favorite holiday treat is chocolate peanut butter fudge! yum!

i'm following with GFC username Sarah
email: sarahkwoodall at gmail dot com

Stacey said...

Those look so delicious...and snowflakes have never seemed this distant haha. I'm in Hue now! Less scanners here... I hope!

I love peppermint mocha! Jugo juice has this merrymandarin smoothiethats amazing too!

naudii beautii said...

I love caramel apple pie! mmmm!
I follow thru gfc as naudii beautii
i tweeted:

laneige couture said...

hi my favorite holiday treat is buko pandan salad
its a cold concoction of green jelly,nata de coco,heavy cream and strips of buko with condensed milk!
I followed you
posted on my blog with fave jewelries in your shop

Stacey said...

Oh and I also tweeted about this giveaway!!/inklin/status/19670327915184129

dreamer said...

follower id: quinieleong
twitter id: quinieleong

i love kuih bakul served during Chinese New Year :D

total=9 entries ;)

Lulu T. said...

My absolute favorite holiday treat has to be pumpkin pie! Especially since I only eat them once a year! :D Thanks for the great giveaway Stephanie and Happy Holidays!

email: itzwendyt(at)yahoo(dot)com

Emmeline L. said...

My favorite holiday treats are mint chocolate chip cookies (: That bark sure looks tasty though!

And here's my tweet!!/angelkiss31788/status/20278602897559552

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