Christmas Movies & Peppermint Bark

Hi loves!

Today’s post is all about one of my favourite topics in life, Christmas movies! I love nothing more than snuggling up with Matthew, a hot chocolate and homemade peppermint bark… that is my DREAM evening and that’s definitely what Matt and I have been doing lots recently! Today I’m sharing with you my favourite movies, and letting you know what we’ve already ticked off our list so far this year!

Home Alone – we’re hoping to watch this tomorrow!
Miracle on 34th Street
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – check! This was the first movie we watched this year, we loved it!
Elf – we watched this with Matt’s parents when we got home from Manchester on Sunday night 🙂
The Santa Clause
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Christmas with the Kranks – I’m going to watch this on Saturday evening before Matt comes home (he’s working until 12pm!), while I wrap presents!
A Christmas Detour – check! This is my favourite cheesy Hallmark movie
The Holiday
It’s A Wonderful Life

Now whilst you’re watching your movie, you have to eat this super easy snack. It’s not the most healthy , but it tastes so good and makes the perfect homemade gift for family and friends this Christmas too! I made this for Matt coming home earlier in the week and we’re already planning to make it again before Christmas Day (it’s really so good, and tastes better than store bought options, it’s also a lot more cost effective). It’s one of my favourite treats to make at Christmas, and it’s so flipping easy!

Ingredients to make Peppermint Bark:
-Galaxy Milk chocolate (it’s melts the best!)
-White chocolate (Milkybar is Matt’s favourite!)
-Coconut oil
-Candy canes
-Sprinkles (optional)

Step By Step:
1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil. I use both just to ensure the chocolate doesn’t melt through the paper!
2. Melt your milk chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls, each with half a teaspoon of coconut oil (this just helps the chocolate to spread easier)
3. Whilst your chocolate is melting, place your candy canes into a zip-lock bag and crush into small pieces. I always leave a few larger pieces as I like the look of varied sizes on the finished product. I use a toffee hammer to break them up, but a rolling pin or even a spoon will work just fine
4. Spread one type of chocolate (I always use milk chocolate first) across your lined baking tray with a spatula
5. Swirl in the other chocolate – if you’re very artsy you can make a pretty pattern or even wording but I kind of just hope for the best HAHA
6. Sprinkle your candy cane pieces (and/or sprinkles) over the top
7. Leave to cool in the fridge for at least one hour, break into pieces and eat 🙂

I love these heart bowls, I picked them up way back in February for Valentine’s Day but we use them all the time!

I hope you have already watched so many Christmas movies this year and plan to squeeze in a few more before the big day comes! Matt and I unfortunately don’t have time for another movie tonight but we’re hoping to squeeze in a movie night tomorrow. Friday is my last work day of 2018 (YAY!) and we’re heading to our local Christmas markets when I finish work, fingers crossed for an early finish haha!

G x