Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Chocolate Bark Candy

Peppermint bark with Dark Chocolate. Eggnog Bark.

Chocolate Candy Bark is perfect for Christmas! There are so many variations to make, that you could probably make a new one every day!

What is bark? Chocolate Bark is a little like candy bars. Chocolatiers take melted chocolate, lay it out flat, and add toppings either mixed in, or on top. When the chocolate sets, you are left with a delightful treat!

Now, the pictures here are some of the variations that I used to make in my Candy Shop. I thought I would share with you how to make your own!

Apple Pie Bark


Mint Crunch on top; Dark chocolate Cherry on bottom!

Nutty Bark- White chocolate dyed orange for Halloween- and peanuts

Coconut

Before we get to the recipe, take a look at some of these other mouthwatering flavors!

*Pina Colada
White Chocolate, Pineapple, Coconut, and Macadamia Nuts

*Lemon Cream
White Chocolate, Lemon Zest, Lemon Flavor

*Caramel Apple
Chocolate, Caramel, Dried Apples, more chocolate!

*Chocolate Banana -Think Chunky Monkey!

*Pumpkin Pie Spiced Bark
White Chocolate with our Pumpkin Pie Spices mixed in

*Cookies and Cream
White Chocolate and Oreos

*S'mores Bark
Milk Chocolate, Marshmallow, Graham Crackers

*Toffee Crunch
Milk Chocolate, Toffee Pieces

*Fruit of any flavor, with or without nuts

*Spiced Pecan turtle
White Chocolate, Caramel, and Spiced Pecans


Chocolate Bark
*I used quality Guittard A'Peel chocolate in my shop. You can hunt some of this down, or just use chocolate chips!

1 cup chocolate chips- choose your flavor
Toppings of your choice!
Wax or parchment paper

Place the chips in a microwave safe bowl. melt at 50% power for 1 minute.
Stir.
Microwave again, at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chips are melted.

Lay wax or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

** If you want to mix in your toppings, do so now!

Spread melted chips (and mix ins) onto the wax paper; spreading evenly.

Add toppings while the chocolate is melted.

**If making a two chocolate layer bark, pour 1st chocolate and let harden before pouring the 2nd layer!

Let the chocolate sit until hardened, or place in refrigerator.

Break or cut into pieces and eat!


Now you've got yourself a fast and delicious holiday gift!

5 comments:

  1. So glad to have found your site through SITS. Yum! Yum! These treats look delicious! Planning to make some simple chocolate dipped pretzels today, but may have to run to the store for some extra ingrediants and try some of your treats!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I already made bark this year. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I never knew what chocolate bark was until now. They look absolutely delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I. Love. This.

    These pics are great -- I might have to make use of one or two (or three) of these for my Christmas Trays. Plates? Whatev. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. OH, YUM! Would love for you to link this in our Star Recipes Collection!

    (Visiting from SITS!)

    ReplyDelete