A few months ago, a friend from the US introduced me to Chocolate Bark. I have never heard of it before!
But the idea was sooo deliciously simple, that I KNEW I had to try it out.
It is basically – a biscuit base, melted chocolate smeared on top, and LOTS OF YUMMY STUFF thrown on top.
In fact, you don’t even need the biscuit base. You can just make a slab of chocolate with all kinds of bits and pieces on top. Like rocky road, I guess!
Personally, I think the magic secret to tasty chocolate bark… is to mix sweet and salty toppings together.
Chop a handful of pistachios, half a packet of Oreos, half a Crunchie, a handful of salted pretzels, a handful of mini chocolate bits and coloured M&Ms.
I used 300g of premium dark cooking chocolate.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water.
I bought some rectangular shaped biscuits called “Malt O Milk”. I was actually looking for “Milk Coffee” biscuits which are similar to the “Milk Arrowroot” biscuits, but I couldn’t find any.
Lay the biscuits out on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
Smear the melted chocolate over the top of the biscuits, and create a nice thick layer.
Sprinkle all the yummy stuff over the top.
Make sure you get an equal distribution of all the goodies!
Doesn’t it look amazing?!?
Pop it into the fridge for 5 minutes… and then break it into bite size pieces to serve!
If you want nice rectangular-shaped chocolate bark, you should make cut marks with a knife in the chocolate BEFORE you place it in the fridge.
And try it with white chocolate too!