Sunday, April 22, 2012
How to make chocolate bark
There are many ways to have fun with chocolate bark. You can use dark or white chocolate, add nuts or dried fruits for an added kick. Today, I'm making thin pieces of chocolate bark to use as a side garnish for my mini creme brulee. They are super easy to make but will look like you spent all day on them! Whatever the occasion, they are soooo much fun to make and will surely please all of your guests!
You will need:
Good dark chocolate(I like Lindt)
Some sort of plastic sheet(or parchment paper)
Piping bags or ziplock bag
Place your parchment paper or plastic transfer sheet on a cookie sheet and set aside. Watch the video below to see where I got my plastic transfer sheet.
Take your dark chocolate and chop it up into smaller chunks. Microwave for 1 minute(if you are using a full bar of chocolate), remove and stir. Place back into microwave, and microwave for another 15 seconds. Stir until smooth. If you need to, continue heating chocolate using 15 second increments. Don't overcook it. If you do, it will become grainy and you will have to throw it out!
Using a spatula, spread a thin layer of melted chocolate onto your plastic transfer sheet. Reserve a small amount and place into a disposable piping bag for later use. Place the chocolate in the fridge and allow to harden while you continue with the white chocolate.
Melt your white chocolate using the same process as stated above. Place it into a disposable bag and snip off a tiny bit off of the end. Start to drizzle the white chocolate over the dark chocolate using whatever technique/design you'd like! Allow the white chocolate to harden before drizzling some dark chocolate over the tops as well. Place finished product in the fridge and allow to harden overnight. Break up pieces of your chocolate bark and use it in whatever way you'd like!
Notes: If you want to get real fancy, online stores carry sugar transfer sheets with beautiful and intricate designs that transfer onto your chocolate once hardened. I plan on ordering some next week and I will post a video on the outcome soon!! Until then, thanks for stopping by and watching the vid!! :)