Hi lovely people of the Internet! How was your christmas? Are you still in a food coma from all the yummy Christmas goodies or are you already preparing your NYE Party? If your christmas was anything like mine, you have an abundance of leftover chocolate and candy around your place, so here is an idea of what to make with it: Homemade chocolate bark!
What you will need:
Any kind of leftover chocolate
bits of candy, such as crushed candy canes, M&Ms, pretzels or even nuts
Line a tray with baking paper and spread you first kind of melted chocolate onto it. Make sure it is not too thin, otherwise the bark won't come off in one piece. Also thick chocolate just tastes a lot better :-)
Next, use another chocolate and pour it right next to the first one. I did not use anything to separate the chocolates, because their textures were thick enough to not run into each other. But I guess you could use some tin foil or something like that to separate the chocolate barks.
Here we go: A full tray of yummy chocolate with candy pieces.
As you can see, I used milk, white and dark chocolate.
As toppings I used strawberry twizzlers and heart sprinkles for the white chocolate, strawberry twizzlers for the milk chocolate bark in the top right corner and crushed candy canes on the dark chocolate. Finally, I used peanuts, little cookies, M&Ms and pretzels for the other milk chocolate bark (I think that all came in a M&Ms party bag).
Let them cool down until the chocolate is solid, then use a knife to separate the squares, before peeling off the parchment paper from underneath. This worked really well for me, and none of the barks broke.
If you want to give them away as party favours on NYE or as late christmas gifts, you can break the barks apart into smaller pieces and wrap them in clear cellophane bags- the perfect homemade treat.
Oh, and this obviously works with chocolate bunnies as well- just in case you find some of them while clearing out you pantry :-)