Easy Chocolate Bark!

Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark

There is nothing easier to make than chocolate bark, period. Chocolate bark is one of those desserts that you can make for any occasion: birthdays, holidays, graduations, confirmations, teacher gifts, office treats, hostess gifts, etc. All you need is baking chocolate and your choice of toppings. If you want to be extra fancy, you can use food coloring, different grades of chocolate, and unusual toppings.

With Passover and Easter this week, I thought I would post some fun recipes to make with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. This Easter white chocolate bark is made with Baker’s White Chocolate, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Sweetapolita Sprinkles, and fresh pistachios. It took about 15 minutes from start to finish. The hard part is waiting for it to firm up!

Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark

Here’s how I made this Easter-themed White Chocolate Bark.

Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Place a glass bowl on top of a pot filled with 1 cm of simmering water (over low heat)
  • Roughly chop the white chocolate and place in the bowl
  • Stir for about 3-4 minutes until all the chocolate is melted
  • Remove the glass bowl from the pot and place it on a tea towel to wipe the bottom of the bowl dry (you don’t want any water to drip into the chocolate when you pour it out of the bowl)
  • Pour the chocolate onto a pan lined with parchment paper and spread to about 1/4 inch thick
  • Sprinkle with toppings
  • Place in freezer for several hours or overnight for it to harden
  • Cut with a sharp knife or break into pieces with your hand
  • Store in the fridge or freezer in a covered container
Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark

Tips/Variations:

  • Watch the chocolate as you’re melting it. If it overheats, it will begin to harden too much
  • Melt in the microwave on high, checking every 30 seconds, if you don’t want to use a double boiler
  • Use 1 cup of chocolate chips with one teaspoon of coconut oil, if you don’t have baking chocolate
  • Consider adding a 1/4 tsp of flavoring to the chocolate at the very end of the melting process. Suggestions are: peppermint, almond, or coconut
  • Melt both white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate (in separate bowls and pots) and spread them out next to each other. Swirl the two colors together for a marbled look
  • Make double-layered bark by starting with a dark chocolate and then adding white chocolate once the first layer has hardened
  • Use food coloring to make bark that matches a holiday or a party theme
  • Use dried fruits as toppings but don’t use fresh fruits like pomegranate (it just won’t last as long and the fruits can bleed into the chocolate)
  • Decorate with holiday-themed candies and chocolates for the holidays

What about you? What chocolate bark variations have you made?

Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Bark

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