Vanilla Bean Buttercream
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 vanilla bean, seeds removed, skin discarded (re-use those for vanilla sugar)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
Peppermint bark, for garnish
In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the peppermint bark.
Start off at a low speed on a handheld mixer until the confectioners sugar is incorporated.
Switch to med-high and beat until light and fluffy, approx. 3-5 minutes.