Easy peasy to knock up but very impressive to look at, our Chocolate Bark is lovely and autumnal in colour.
Don’t feel like you have to stick to the listed ingredients – any mixture of dried fruits, nuts and seeds will work well. Vary it up according to the season and what you have in your cupboards!
Gluten free and can be made dairy free and vegan by using free-from chocolate.
500g dark chocolate
100g white chocolate
A small handful each of the following:
Dried apricots, chopped
Break both of the chocolates into chunks and pop into separate heatproof bowls. Melt each in the microwave until molten – do this in 30 second bursts and stir well each time to prevent the chocolate catching and burning.
Pour the dark chocolate into a large tin (the base lined with non-stick paper) and spread to cover. Dollop spoonfuls of the white chocolate over the dark and then use a skewer or the tip of a knife to briefly swirl the two together, creating a marbled effect.
Whilst the chocolate is still wet, scatter over your choice of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Leave to set and then break into chunks.
Instead of making one large slab, make big chocolate buttons by dropping spoonfuls of the melted dark chocolate onto a prepared tray and shaping into circles (they don’t have to be too neat). Decorate and leave to set as above.
If you’re rather partial to chocolate, we’re sure you’ll love making A Very Chocolatey Cake and Florentine Slab.