Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Chocolate Bark

I have been experimenting with chocolate bark having seen it all over the place lately and it is easy peasy chocolate squeezy and can be adapted with all sorts of flavours.

Basically you start with a base of chocolate, it can be dark, milk or white or even all of them swirled together then you just chuck whatever you want on top...pop in the fridge to set then chop up and eat.

To start with you will need a tray lined with baking parchment.

Take your base chocolate (no weights here because you can make as much or as little as you like, but try with a 200g bar) and melt it either carefully in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

Pour the melted chocolate over the baking parchment spreading it into an even layer, it doesn't need to be perfectly square.

Immediately sprinkle your toppings over the melted chocolate giving them a little press so that they sit into the chocolate base.  I like to drizzle some more melted chocolate over the top and then pop in the fridge to set.

Peel off the baking parchment, chop or break into pieces.

Some topping ideas:

The picture above shows one I made with a plain chocolate base tooped with chopped marshmallows, pieces of fudge and white chocolate chips then drizzled with milk chocolate.

Crush up mini chocolate eggs.

Chopped nuts and dried fruit also work well.

Any kind of boiled sweet chopped up and sprinkled on top is good (albeit very crunchy).

Small pieces of fudge brownie would be fabulous.

Any kind of chocolate sweets or bars chopped up.

Shredded coconut

Candied citrus peel

The ideas are limitless!

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