I have a special fondness for Purim. It has nothing to do with hamataschen, or groggers, or even the general color and sounds of the day. I love that I spend the entire day either cooking or giving out mishloach manot. We celebrate by having two seudot, one at about 11am and then another around 4pm. It is a busy, busy day that doesn’t stop – and it’s wonderful. This month’s Kosher Connection Link Up is Purim Goodies, or treats you might put in a shaloach manot. I recently made (in the spirit of attempting to clean out my kitchen pantry) these recipes for chocolate bark. The white chocolate (use dairy chocolate – it’s totally worth the expense) has dried cranberries that have been rehydrated with Disaronno, with chopped almonds. The dark chocolate had peanutbutter candy filling (peanutbutter, confectioner sugar and light corn syrup) and pretzels with seasme seeds.