Recipe: Chocolate Bark

Lately I’ve been pining away for chocolate bark. There have been of ton of interesting recipes recently circulating the blogosphere, I think because of Easter. This one really got my mouth watering. So I set off to make my own.

Kim’s Chocolate Bark
35 oz. of chocolate (I used half dark, half milk chocolate – thank you Trader Joe’s for these mega pound plus bars!)
8 tbsp. salted butter
1.5 cups salted peanuts, roughly chopped
2.5 oz white chocolate

Will yield a large serving, think party-sized quantity

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Prep your ingredients so they are ready to go: cut up your chocolate so it’s smaller and easier to melt and chop your peanuts.

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Get your double boiler going:

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Add a few pieces of chocolate and all of the butter to start. As the chocolate and butter melt together, continually stir. Keep adding your chocolate in until it’s all melted into a smooth mixture.

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When your chocolate is totally melted add your chopped peanuts and mix in thoroughly.

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Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper:

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Drop your mixture in the middle and smooth out to the edges in one uniform layer.

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The final step is to add a little flair to the top. Melt your white chocolate (in the microwave is fine for this small amount). Drizzle over the top and decorate in whatever pattern you like.

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Pop your chocolate into the freezer for 2-3 hours. It needs at least an hour to set up and freeze into a solid block but 2-3 hours is optimal.

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When you remove your chocolate cut into pieces or break up with your hands. I did a combination of both.

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And voila, chocolate bark!!!

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About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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4 Responses to Recipe: Chocolate Bark

  1. I love making chocolate bark! (Also we have all the same ingredients!)

  2. Jenny's HFoP says:

    crap, now I gotta make this. kim, you are not helping the wedding diet here!!! :)

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