Over the weekend my friend and I decided to make mothers day presents for our moms. We had so much fun making up these little jars! We spent a long time trying to decide what to put in each one, but we figured it out eventually. We each made up three jars. One with candy bark, one with candles, and one with candy such as chocolate covered almonds, yogurt covered raisons, and chocolate covered pretzels. Mason jars make great gifts. They're great for any occasion. What I love about them is the fact that you can fill them with pretty much anything and they still look adorable!
The labels that I printed out for the jars are courtesy of My Sister's Suitcase.
The candy bark that we made was so simple and easy! You can get different colored candy melts and make it really colorful! We used blue and confetti candy melts.
What you need for the candy bark:
-Chocolate chips for melting (we actually used m&ms, first chop them up in a good processor before melting)
-Two bags of colored candy melts
-One bag of thin pretzels
Line a square baking pan with wax paper. Start by melting the chocolate until smooth. Pour an even layer of chocolate into the pan. While the chocolate is still melted, cover the chocolate with a single layer of pretzels. Next, melt the chocolate candy melts in the microwave until smooth. Pour the colored chocolate over the pretzel layer and flatten out until smooth even. Place the pan in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until the layers are hardened. Once the chocolate is hard break into small pieces.
The irony in making this bark is that we're both vegan so we couldn't really try it :O. But of course our moms aren't vegan. If you guys need to make a vegan version, just replace the two layers of chocolate with dark chocolate, and make sure there's no milk in it.