Want to impress over the holidays? Want to do it with minimal effort? Yeah, that’s right. I said it. Let’s be lazy and still impress! (Insert wink here). If you have 15 minutes to slowly heat and cool chocolate (plus add the fixings), and another 60 to let it set in the fridge, you’ve just made chocolate bark! You go girl! I mean, well, after you’ve actually made it. But you go girl!
Traditional fixings are nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, but feel free to get creative. The beauty of chocolate bark is that anything goes! Now how do you turn chocolate bark into winter bark? It’s all about the white chocolate. Drop a spoonful of melted white chocolate into your dark chocolate mixture. Use something thin like a toothpick or skewer (even a knife) to swirl the white chocolate into any pattern you like. Keep swirling until you have the look and contrast that you want. Your work is done!
Psssst. There’s one tip left. You may know it if you’ve made my White Bean Chocolate Brownies. The secret to any chocolate recipe is to buy quality chocolate. So simple right? There are times to save money and times to splurge. Splurge on the chocolate! You won’t regret it.
Winter Chocolate Bark
Author: Jen - A Naturally Nu Foodie Recipe
Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 70 to 75 minutes
Number of Servings: 12 to 18 servings
½ cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
½ cup (125 mL) pumpkin seeds
¼ cup (60 mL) cacao nibs
12 oz (340 g) dark chocolate
4 oz (113 g) white chocolate
Chop dried cranberries into small pieces and place in a bowl.
In the same bowl, combine dried cranberries with pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs. Set aside.
Place a large metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the dark chocolate to the metal bowl and melt over medium heat . Stir often until chocolate melts.
Add the dried cranberry mixture into the bowl of dark chocolate.
Pour the dark chocolate mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Set aside.
Place another large metal bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add the white chocolate to the metal bowl and melt over medium heat . Stir often until chocolate melts.
Drop a spoonful of white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate mixture. Swirl white chocolate into dark chocolate using a skewer or toothpick. Repeat.
Place winter chocolate bark into the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.
Break winter bark into pieces and enjoy.
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