Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chocolate Candy Bark Recipe Round-Up!

Welcome to my special round-up of chocolate bark recipes!  While this year my December holiday project is chocolate bark, through my research for this post I've found that candy bark makes a great treat all year-round!

Image by Lori L. Stalteri was modified.  (link to CC license)

In general, chocolate bark could not be simpler to create.  All one needs to do is to melt some chocolate then spread it on a covered cookie sheet to cool.    Ingredients to enhance the mixture could be stirred into the chocolate before putting it on the cookie sheet or added in after it's spread on but before it hardens.  Then you break up the chocolate and serve it up!

That's it.  Really.  In fact, Food 52 has a really lovely photo tutorial that shows How to Make Chocolate Bark without a Recipe.

So it's kind of cool to see what other people have done with this simply delicious creation.  Hence, the Chocolate Bark Recipe Round-Up!

 Martha Stewart had a great deal of nice bark recipes on her site.  I felt the Pistachio, Dried Cranberry, and Toasted Coconut Chocolate Bark Recipe captured both some lovely flavors and the traditional, festive Christmas colors. 

What I liked about this King Arthur's Flour Peppermint Crunch Bark Recipe is that it uses bittersweet chocolate and shows you how to mix in flavors like peppermint oil. 

Right, so... Crazy for Crust guest blogged this Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe on A Southern Fairytale.  Is your mouth watering yet?

The name enough has got me clamoring for some of this next one.  Introducing Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bark on Live Love Pasta.  I would go over to their house for dinner!!

For even more decadence, Chocolate, Chocolate and More shares a Turtle Bark Recipe.  Nom nom nom.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get this chocolate bark thing going!  Have you ever made chocolate bark?  If so, what did you think of the process and what did you put into it.  I'd love to hear from you in the comment section or on social media.  XOXO!