We made this at the weekend, and it’s an absolutely brilliant way of doing some really easy, festive ‘baking’ (there’s no baking involved really) with kids.
It’s festive Christmas Chocolate Bark. Basically a mix of chocolate, melted, poured out and sprinkled with toppings of choice. And it’s really rather good. I’d go as far as to say that Father Christmas might like a side of this with his mince pie.
- Chocolate – we used a big bar of dark chocolate and a big bar of white chocolate, which we marbled together.
- Toppings – we chose mini gingerbread men, shattered candy canes, and peanut M&Ms, along with some silver edible balls.
You could choose nuts and dried fruit to make it a bit more ‘adult’ like a Florentine. Or keep even top with leftover chocolates from your tin of Quality Street, or leftover Matchsticks and Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It’s a fun way to use up Christmas chocolate and keep the littles happy too!
- Melt your chocolate. We used the microwave. I would microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. And repeat until melted.
- Pour your melted chocolate out onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper.
- Swirl together to give a marbled look if you are using two different chocolates. But one will be fine on its own!
- Top with your toppings. We smashed the candy canes with a rolling pin to leave lovely shards and peppermint dust. It was so nice!
- Pop the chocolate bark in the fridge (make sure it is level) and leave to set for around two hours – may be quicker, but it’s good to get a nice snap to it!
- Break apart into shards and chunks and share.
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