CHOCOLATE BARK


CHOCOLATE BARK - MAKES 1 X TRAY (20CM X 30CM)
    
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup dark chocolate buttons
1 cup milk chocolate buttons
1/2 cup dried fruits, nuts, or candies
       
METHOD:
1. Measure chocolate buttons into a large microwave-proof bowl.
2. Microwave on 50% power (uncovered) until chocolate has melted (2-3 minutes), stirring every minute.
3. Add extracts, spices or flavouring and half of the dried fruit, nuts or candy (if using).
4. Pour onto a baking-paper-lined 20cm x 30cm tray so that the mixture is less than 5mm thick.
5. Sprinkle wet chocolate with remaining nuts, dried fruit or sweets (if using).
6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
7. Break into small pieces then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within two weeks.
     
CHOCOLATE BARK FLAVOUR IDEAS:
White chocolate buttons
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cranberry + Pistachio
  • Crushed Candy Canes
Milk chocolate buttons
  • Peanuts
  • Citrus Peel
Dark chocolate buttons
  • Pistachios
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Almonds
  • Chilli + Sea Salt
  • Coffee + White Swirl
Chia seeds, raw cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas, cacao nibs, pistachio kernels, dried blueberries, dried cranberries and goji berries
  
RAW CHOCOLATE BARK:
Melt, mix and follow method above.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao powder, sifted
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch sea salt
         
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