Chocolates are for everyone. You can never go wrong with it. Everyone loves a good bite. Be it anniversary, birthday or just a bad day. A good piece can make your day. You may be stuck in traffic or just a be a busy bee all day. Little bit of sugary treat can make your day. It gives you that instant cocoa rush and peps your low spirits.Chocolate bark thins are very popular nowadays.
Many brands like Godiva,Ghirardelli make it. Some of the popular ones are Godiva peppermint bark, Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares are quite famous too. There are many flavors available like peanut butter, almonds, pepperment, candy cane bark, pretzel bark, smores bark and even oreo bark.Quite popular during holiday season. Be it as Easter bark,Christmas bark or Halloween bark. You can make your kind of a crunchy vegan gluten-free treat you easily at home too. This chocolate brittle reminds you of fruit and nut. Except that it is thin and crisp. It is crunchy and decadent. It is a great party recipe for a treat. Plus it is inclusive for all vegan and gluten free. After al, no kid should be left out at a party without a treat.
I have used semi sweet chocolate chips so no sugar needed. If you are not sure what to do with melted chocolatey leftover? Make a toffee bark. This recipe is yummy crisp and thin. You can make it with any kind of block or chips. It reminds me or a tree log, dark and dense.
How to make a toffee bark?
You can make this a day or two before any party. However, I must tell you they are very hard to resist. Add any left over nuts to it. You may even add pepitas, sunflower seeds. Anything you like. Dried berries, fruit, nuts ,seeds, candied fruit. The more the merrier. Australian bar berries taste absolutely yum. If you do not have them handy, add dried raspberries. Any sour dried berry can give you that tartness .This will balance the sweetness of the melted chips. Also, a great way to finish those nuts and get kids to eat them.
- Mixed berries,seeds
- Candied fruit or tutti frutti
- Dark sweetened choco chips
- Coconut oil
- Baking sheet
- Baking tray
- Double boiler or microwave
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
- Pour it on a baking sheet.
3. Add berries and candied fruit to it. Refrigerate.
chocolate bark thins recipe
- baking tray
- double boiler or microwave
- baking sheet
- 1 cup dark sweetened chocolate
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup of mixed berries and candied fruit
- Melt chocolate chips after adding coconut oil in a double boiler.(or heating in microwave for 10 seconds,mixing and heating again for 10 seconds, until the it melts.Line a baking sheet on baking tray.
- Pour the melted mix on baking sheet.
- Add the berries and candied fruit to it.
- Refrigerate until set.
- Break it into any desired number of pieces.
- Note: This needs to remain refrigerated until you serve it as it melts fast on room temperature.
You can make various types of barkthins. Make a white almond bark using sliced almonds and white choco chips or coconut bark
You can always ditch the candied fruit and just add sliced nuts and raisins or just seeds. Use vegan or milk based as per your choice. I have used semi sweet chocolate chips so no sugar needed. Healthy chocolate bark can be made by adding cranberries, pomegranate seeds or pumpkin seeds only. You can always add it if you like more or use a dark chocolate block without sugar if you prefer a low sugar version.
Make sure you keep this in refrigerator to avoid melting. Easy to make and eat!
Christmas season is here again and so is cold harsh winter in many parts of the world. Good old chocolate tree bark can lift up your spirits anytime!
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it stays for 2-3 weeks in refrigerator. However, we are pretty sure, you will finish it much before that.
Yes, lasts for 2-3 months.