I will be posting plenty of cupcakes, cookies and other delicious treats in the run up to Christmas, but I couldn’t resist sharing this festive chocolate bark. With only a handful of ingredients and only a microwave involved, its so simple and easy to make, and is beautiful given as gifts!
I really can’t overstate how EASY it is – so much more straightforward than making your own fudge, turkish delight or mashmallows. Can you melt chocolate? Can you sprinkle a few sprinkles? Then you can make chocolate bark! Here’s how-
- 300g plain chocolate
- 100g white chocolate
- 100g red candy melts
- Assorted sprinkles and toppings - I used festive coloured M&Ms plus Christmassy sprinkles but you can use whatever takes your fancy!
- First, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and melt your plain chocolate in the microwave. Pour it out onto the middle of the cookie sheet and use an offset palette knife or the back of a spoon to push the chocolate out into a rough rectangle shape, keeping it at a thickness level or about 3-4mm.
- Next, melt your white chocolate and red candy melts, and repeat the process, leaving about a 2cm gap of just plain chocolate before the white chocolate begins, and again with the red candy melts. Swirl the chocolate with the tip of a knife until its prettily swirled, similar to when you make a marble cake.
- Drop on your sprinkles and then pop the tray into the fridge to set for about 45 minutes. When its set, carefully peel off the parchment paper and cut it into pieces.
- You can scale these ingredients up to make a bigger quantity of bark or easily tweak them to suit your needs
To package up as gifts for friends, simply break your bark into pieces and pop some into a clear presentation bag, such as these ones from Lakeland. Tie with a little bit of cute Christmas ribbon. I wonder if they’ll actually last till Christmas?