Ok, so Easter is over but here at Mummies Club we are still into chocolate big time. This weeks blog takes things up a level and allows you (and the kids) to add some creative style to a chocolate treat.
Making chocolate bark is possibly one of the most simplest things to do. All you need is a 15 mins to spare, two ingredients (chocolate and bits) and a few pieces of basic kitchen equipment. Scroll past the “bark bits” below to see a mini method.
The combinations for your bark creations are endless. To give you some inspiration we’ve gathered together some ideas below. Have fun!
Berries – think dried here, we like gogi, cherry and cranberry the best.
Nuts – either whole or crushed the choice is yours.
Fruits – again sticking to dried versions add some beautiful fruits like chopped apricots, dates or maybe some mango.
Seeds – adding some lovely seeds like sunflower or pumpkin can give your bark a slightly wholesome feel.
Coconut – think the lovely taste of bounty bars – yum!
Seasalt – combine with some lovely caramel pieces for a spin on salted caramel.
Chilli Flakes – chocolate and chill have been paired together for a while now, add as much or as little as your taste buds can bear!
Sprinkles – choose from the lovely range of sprinkles available in your local supermarket baking aisle.
MORE chocolate – why not create a swirl effect with a contrasting chocolate – think beautiful white chocolate swirls in a rich milk chocolate bark.
Melt some chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or the microwave
Line a tray with baking paper
Pour the melted chocolate onto the baking paper
Smooth out and sprinkle with your “bark bits”
Place in a fridge for a few hours to set
Crack the bark into smaller portions and eat or share!