I’m back again with my quarterly reminder of how easy, adaptable, fun and cheap Chocolate Bark is to make! I love to make Chocolate Bark around the holidays – it’s so quick and a really fun activity to do with kids too.
I’ve made two types of bark to show you here – a rectangular version with white chocolate Christmas trees and plenty of Christmas sprinkles on top, and rounds of chocolate with white chocolate snowflakes and snowflake sprinkles.
I wrote a post all about the best place to get Christmas sprinkles, but your local supermarket will have plenty too.
What is Chocolate Bark?
You know those chocolate gifts they sell in Hotel Chocolat for about £10 with Rocky Road, fruit and nuts or other toppings on top of a chocolate slab? That’s chocolate bark! And you can make it by yourself at home!
It’s simply chocolate (usually rectangular but you could do it any shape!) that you’ll melt, pour into a baking tray, spread out, and then add toppings of your choice.
Once it’s all set, which takes about an hour in the fridge, you just need to chop it up and enjoy!
Christmas Snowflake Coins
(makes 10 coins)
- 100g plain or milk chocolate
- 30g white chocolate
- snowflake sprinkles
Prepare a sheet of parchment paper or non-stick baking mat on a baking tray, and then melt the plain or milk chocolate at 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring well after each burst. Once fully melted, use a tablespoon to form rounds of melted chocolate (of roughly equal size) on the parchment paper.
Next, melt the 30g of white chocolate using the same method, and use a spatula to scoop it all into a sandwich bag (or piping bag). Cut off the end and draw snowflake or other Christmassy shapes onto your Chocolate coins. Top with snowflake sprinkles, then allow to set (pop into the fridge if you need them to set quickly). Eat!
Christmas Tree Bark
(makes 1 sheet of bark)
- 200g plain or milk chocolate
- 30g white chocolate
- assorted Christmas sprinkles
Prepare a rectangular baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, then melt the 200g of chocolate in the microwave. Use 30 second intervals in a heatproof bowl, stirring between each interval.
When the chocolate is completely melted, pour it onto the parchment paper and use the back of a spoon to spread it into a rectangle – the more you spread it out, the thinner the bark will be. Set aside.
Next, melt the 30g of white chocolate using the same method, and use a spatula to scoop it all into a sandwich bag (or piping bag). Cut off the end and draw Christmas trees on the chocolate base. Top with festive sprinkles of your choice! Leave to set in the fridge, then cut up.
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