National Peppermint Bark Day is December 11th this year
Peppermint and Chocolate is an amazing combination of sweet and refreshing. Today we will share the health benefits to consider. A cross between wintermint and spearmint, peppermint has been used for thousands of years for health-related remedies. The secret lies in the several essential oils, including limonene, menthone, and menthol that mint contains. These properties give off a ‘cooling’ effect and are recognized in for easing pain. Mint also acts as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever decreasing muscle-related pain. Peppermint is typically consumed in tea but can be put on topically or enjoyed in confections like peppermint bark.
Check out these other benefits of peppermint:
- Helps relieve tension headaches and migraines
- Relieves clogged up sinuses
- Improves energy and mood
- Fight off bacterial infections
- Sleep improvements
- Ease an up-set tum (relaxes digestive system)
- Relaxes the lungs and improves breathing
In honor of National Peppermint Bark Day
Let’s get started on making this tasty confection of health! Peppermint Bark consists of peppermint candy pieces aplenty, like candy canes and chocolate chunks galore.
Traditional Recipes and Ingredients that you’ll need…
Whoa, whao, whoa….that was a bit too easy. Nope! Most recipes are simple. You crush up some candy canes and melt the chocolate. You will combine these on a baking sheet and chill until firm. You’ll remove the bark and break it into thinner pieces. There are several recipes on the internet, but you might enjoy this one, which spices things up with peppermint extract by the FoodNetwork.
Jingle, jangle! With Peppermint Bark – start a great family tradition that everyone will enjoy!! Gather together your family or friends, pour some hot chocolate and create a yummy healthy treat of Peppermint Bark on this day. Got a cookie fan in the mix, try out this recipe of peppermint bark cookies , It is a good thing.