Create your own chocolates with this colorful chocolate bark recipe. A chocolate bark is essentially a slab of chocolate that is covered with fruits, almonds or nuts. The name 'bark' refers to the vague resemblance of the candy to a tree bark. We also call it hand-broken chocolate. The chocolate slab is broken by hand into shards of various sizes to serve. Chocolate barks can be made with any kind of chocolate. Combining different types of chocolate make it a unique piece of art. For the hobby chocolatier this is one of the easiest methods to create chocolates at home. All you need to do is temper your chocolate correctly. For tempering tips read on here. Homemade chocolates are a delicious holiday gift and you also can get your kids involved.
- 150 g / 5.29 oz Dark Chocolate Couverture 70%
- 150 g / 5.29 oz Milk Chocolate Couverture 35-40%
- 300 g / 10.58 oz White Chocolate Couverture
- Food Color Gel (optional)
- Cocoa Nibs, Dried Fruits, Chopped Almonds, Pistachios
- Fairy Dust (optional)
Place the dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate into separate microwave-safe bowls.
Place each bowl in the microwave and heat for short periods of 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
Divide the melted white chocolate between 3 bowls and add 2-3 drops of Dr. Oetker Extra Strong Color Gels or any other food color gel of your choice to two of the bowls. Stir, and add more drops for a stronger color.
Take a large baking tray and line it with baking parchment. Gradually spoon on the different chocolates one tablespoon at a time. Once all the chocolate is on the tray, take a cocktail stick and gently swirl it through the chocolate to create a marbled effect. Gently tip the tray from side to side to ensure the chocolate has set over an even surface space.