Chocolate Bark

Scrolling through Pinterest, I came across a really pretty looking picture – mine’s not too far off if I do say so myself …

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Chocolate bark! Now it sounds a little odd but let me tell you it’s simple, effective and generates a very “wow” reaction!

I’ll get to the recipe in a second but let me tell you why I made it.

My best friend is having a baby! As I’ve known her for 22 years (nearly 23) the first thing which popped in to my head when she told me she was expecting was “can I throw the shower?” Luckily she said yes and I knew I had to make something for the guests to take away … That’s where Pinterest and the Chocolate Bark came in!

Please note, the ingredients are approximate – I’m not that great at measurements. Also, I made a pretty large amount of bark – 5 slabs – all in your average size baking dish!

Needed:
Dark chocolate (I used 5 x 200g) – any make you like!
Wilton’s Candy Melts – you can get this from Hobby Craft in the uk!
Tin foil

Method:
Melt chocolate – I used the bowl over a pan of water method but use whatever you feel works best for you.
Melt candy melts – I did this in the microwave but again do this however you feel comfortable.
Line baking tray with foil.
Pour melted chocolate into baking tray. (Should be quite a thin layer)
Wait approx 5 minutes, give the chocolate a chance to get a bit set (this helps when adding the candy melts).
Using a spoon, place blobs of the candy melt (there is no technical way of saying this) on top of the chocolate – make sure the blobs are placed sparingly – it adds to the effect. Using a toothpick or chopstick lightly swirl the candy melt mixture into the chocolate.
Leave to set – I think it works better if you do this outside the fridge.
Once set, snap / cut the bark in to square pieces and enjoy!!

Note: I really like the bitterness of the dark chocolate against the sweet sweet candy melt but if you like it sweeter you can use milk chocolate!

K xx

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