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Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark, one of the easiest yet tastiest treat to make! These are perfect for special occasions, gatherings and as homemade gifts. You can add whatever toppings you like! It is a chance to be creative and also makes it easy to transform into any seasonal occasion. Why not try peppermint and dark chocolate at Christmas? or raspberry frozen yoghurt bark in the summer for a light twist? The options are endless!

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These slabs of chocolate can be broken down into shards and then placed into gift bags to make a delightful gifts that anyone would love to receive


You want to start by choosing your ingredients. To make one tray of chocolate I used 400g of milk chocolate and 100g of white chocolate. The type of chocolate you use is up to you but make sure it is a chocolate you love to eat! It does not need to be a certain percentage of cocoa like most cakes call for. This is purely chocolate that will be melted down and eaten so choose a chocolate you love to eat! I went for a cheaper (yet tasty) chocolate from Sainsbury’s which is a baking chocolate.

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Next you want to choose your toppings. Try to get all your toppings ready before doing anything else as once the chocolate is melted you will need to add the toppings before it starts to set! I went for Oreos, popping candy, mini eggs, white chocolate truffles, gold sprinkles and white & milk chocolate chips. You can use any you like!

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Once you have chosen your chocolate and your toppings, you are ready! Start by chopping the milk chocolate. Chopping breaks up the chocolate into small pieces which helps for a more even melt. If you have uneven pieces then the small pieces might melt quicker and start to cook! Chopping therefore minimises this from happening.

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Once your chocolate is roughly chopped, add to a large bowl. Boil the kettle and add around 500ml of hot water to a large pot to create a double boiler and place the bowl of chocolate on top. Make sure the bowl is not touching the water! As this will be too hot and may overcook the chocolate.

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When there is so much chocolate to melt, the double boiler is a more accurate way of melting compared to the microwave. Keep stirring occasionally until all the chocolate has melted, this will take around 5 minutes.

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For my bark, I wanted to create a swirl using white chocolate. To do this, melt around 100g of white chocolate (this can be done in the microwave at 30 second intervals, as it is a much smaller amount of chocolate).

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Pour the milk chocolate into a lined baking tray (if there is any left after dipping your fingers in… who can resist)?!

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To create the swirl you want to add blobs of white chocolate in random places on the milk chocolate and using the back of a spoon swirl the two chocolates together. Make sure you do not swirl too much as the chocolates will end up mixing together and creating a milkier chocolate!

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Now for the best part, toppings! Sprinkle over any toppings you like until you are satisfied. Then place the bark into the fridge to set for around 20-30 minutes.

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Once it is set, take it out of the fridge and using your hands start to break large pieces off. This is random so try to break the pieces in different shapes and sizes!

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That’s it! So quick and so easy and yet you have pieces of chocolate heaven!

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I also created a white chocolate bark using the exact same method! However I only used 200g of white chocolate as I was using a smaller baking tray. I then added white chocolate chips, strawberry shimmer crunch, white chocolate truffles and mini marshmallows! To make the pink swirl I took 4tbsp of the melted white choclate and added a small amount of pink food colouring to create the pastel pink colour and swirled it using the back of a spoon.

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There are so many creations you can make from such a simple recipe! You can leave the bark how it is or you can create gift bags to place them in to make a scrumptious gift like these below.

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Start by making some scrumptious bark, then check out my next blog post which will show you how to make these gift bags as well as create your own gift tags! It will include free printables too! Mine were made for Easter, but these can be created for any occasion, at any time of the year. They make an especially great wedding gift! Have fun creating!


Chocolate Bark

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: Easy as pie
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Looking for an Easter treat, a way to make those chocolate eggs seem even tastier? Or just looking for the perfect gift for a chocolate lover? Then this recipe is for you! Melted chocolate topped with more chocolate?! What could be better.



Ingredients

  • 400g Milk Chocolate
  • 100g White Chocolate
  • Toppings:
  • 3-4 Oreo Biscuits Roughly Chopped
  • Lindor Stracciatella Chocolate Truffles Cut in Half or Quarters
  • Gold Sprinkles
  • 3-4 Munchies
  • Mini Eggs
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Milk Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. To keep it from moving add a tiny bit of butter to each corner.
  2. Measure out the milk chocolate and roughly chop. Add to a large bowl.
  3. Boil the kettle and add hot water to a large cooking pot. Add the large bowl of chocolate on top to create a double boiler. Stir occasionally until all the chocolate has melted and leave to one side.
  4. Measure out the white chocolate and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds each time, stirring after each time until all the chocolate has melted.
  5. Pour the milk chocolate into the lined baking tray and spread out to form an even base. Then add 1tbsp of white chocolate onto different areas on the milk chocolate. Using the back of a spoon, swirl to create a desired pattern.
  6. Add all the toppings randomly in a way that you like then put into the fridge to set for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Once the chocolate has set, break using your hands into different shapes and sizes to create the shards of chocolate.

  • Why not try a white chocolate bark, using the same technique and add different toppings such as strawberry shimmer crunch or mini marshmallows!
  • Why not make these into a gift by adding to a gift bag for someone special!

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