Monday morning and midday found me out running errands for several hours. Upon returning home, I wanted to put together a little something sweet that tasted "Christmas". I didn't have time for baking cookies. But I did have time, and all of the ingredients, for peppermint bark.
- semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
- shortening (Crisco), (1 teaspoon)
- peppermint melting wafers, by Wilton, 1 cup (bought on clearance after Christmas two years ago)
- 3 mini candy canes (bought at Dollar Tree last year and didn't use)
My cost was around $2 for a 3/4 pound batch. That's about $2.67 per pound. And it took me 10-15 minutes to make.
Not that I would buy the WS stuff, but in comparison, Williams-Sonoma sells their Peppermint Bark for $28.95/1-lb.
I guess I could figure I just saved myself about $20! And if I calculated this savings as an hourly wage, I just "earned" $80 to $120 per hour.