What I love about this vegan chocolate Christmas Bark is that it can sprinkled and flavoured with anything you want. Chocolate always makes my day. Whether it be that time of the month, beating the blues, happy times, celebratory days, it really does help in any and every occasion. Because I eat quite a bit of it, diversity is necessary, but no matter how many variations of chocolate are out there, there’s just something special about creating your own which may not exist in this world, only in your mind. Chocolate bark is where it all happens. And yes you can make it vegan unlike most of the bars out there.
Yes, just like bark on a tree, chocolate bark literally resembles a big slab of wood ripped straight off the trunk. So let your creativity and gut instincts run wild. Buy everything you love and throw it onto melted chocolate before it transforms back into its original solid form. As it’s December, I’ve gone for a Christmas theme with orange and pistachio, candy cane and white chocolate and salted peanut toffee with sea salt. I topped this one with nuts, candy cane, white chocolate chips, nuts and some dehydrated oranges which I used to make chocolate orange cookies.
Questions about Christmas Bark
How to make Christmas Bark?
To make Christmas Bark, melt chocolate in a bain marie, double boiler or microwave. When melted, stir in any liquid flavourings such as vanilla extracts or rum, then pour out on a flat baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Sprinkle with desired toppings then allow to set either in the fridge or at room temperature. Break into a shards before serving.
How long does chocolate bark keep?
Chocolate bark should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Depending on the flavours and sprinkles, the bark can last anywhere between 2 weeks and a few months.
Christmas Bark Substitutions
- Any type of chocolate can be used to make chocolate bark
- Any types of sprinkles and toppings can be used for this chocolate bark recipe
- Any flavours can be added to the melted chocolate such as vanilla, rum, orange extract etc
Chocolate Bark Flavour Combinations
Flavour combinations that I really love include:
- Peanut butter jelly
- Sour cherry and macadamia
- Macadamia and dried apricot
- Rum and raisin
- Cashew and candied ginger
- Freeze dried strawberry and pistachio
- Candy cane
- Dried mango and coconut
This Christmas Bark is…
- A chocolate bar
- Christmas dessert
- Perfect as a gift or stocking filler
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Christmas Bark Recipe
Ingredients for chocolate bark:
- 300g dark chocolate
- Range of toppings/sprinkles
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate.
- Pour out on 3 separate sheets of greaseproof paper.
- Before cooling, work quickly by sprinkling with toppings.
- Allow to set either in the fridge or at room temperature.
- Break into pieces.
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