I love the holidays. But not for the obvious reasons- I love it for the color.
When I was just a little girl I recall watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas, (1966) animated version, and fell in love with the vivid colors and the people of Whoville. I'd imagine myself in a fluffy white land where everyone's hair fell in wisps, rather than waves, and jolly citizens buzzed about capping business ledges with rainbow lights and decorating trees with mesmerizing gifts. Of course, in 200, when the tale was re-imagined in live action, the perfectly cast Jim Carrey brought to life the green little grouch with the tiny heart that still could. Faith Hill's screen-recorded Where Are You Christmas? quickly found a place in my own Seussical heart as one of the timeless anthems of the holiday season. I must've watched that film dozens of times, until the lines and cast were playing in my sleep. Now, whenever the song comes on the radio, throughout December, I take a moment to pause and recall the true meaning, and magic, of this holiday season.
What Daughter Says: Nestle is a colorful favorite year-round, and so are these easy Wonka Rainbow Avalanche Bars.
Wonka Rainbow Avalanche Bars
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1 Box (7-10) Wonka Brand Candy Canes, Crushed
2 (12oz) Nestle White Chocolate Baking Morsels Bags
1.) Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper. Cut slits inward along 'corners' to allow for even lining if desired.
2.) Melt white chocolate morsels in a double broiler until consistency is even and smooth. Carefully pour chocolate into lined baking pan, allowing the chocolate to settle evenly along the bottom.
3.) Sprinkle crushes Wonka canes atop chocolate, allowing to sink just into surface. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until chocolate has set. Freezing may be used to speed up process.
4.) Remove pan from refrigerator and pull bark wedge out of pan by lifting parchment paper. Flip the bark onto the parchment so that the candy cane side is facing down. Gently break apart into uneven chunks, with your hand. Enjoy!I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.