Thanks to the inspiration from a junior chef class at Williams-Sonoma we spent our snow day making Chocolate Bark! It was 33.5% easy and 66.5% delicious. Naturally we used Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chips. For toppings you can add in anything. For this first batch we used Mint Oreos.
I present to you my lovely assistant who shall demonstrate.
Put topping in bag if it needs to be broken up. Make sure all air is out of bag as you seal it. Have your lovely assistant use a kid hammer to break it up into pieces while you microwave the chocolate and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Alternately, if it is your second snow day and your kid is whining this would be a good way to get out your aggression with your meat tenderizer…
Chocolate Bark Begins
This was about 1/4 bag of chocolate chips. I microwaved it for 2 minutes on 50% power, stirred it and heated another minute on 50% power.
Melt & Stir
Stir it and the heat will melt the remaining chunks.
Dump in 3/4 of the bag of topping, leaving the last 1/4 to sprinkle on top so it looks professional.
As Bob Marley said, Stir it Up.
Dump Your Future Chocolate Bark Onto Parchment Paper
Empty your delicious melted mix onto your parchment paper.
Spread Out The Chocolate
Spread it out with your spatula like you are painting a beautiful chocolate portrait.
Find a cute baby in pajamas who also wants to help.
Spread into a rectangle or whatever shape makes you happy and refrigerate for 1.5 hours.
Lick Off The Spatula
Let lovely assistants lick off the spatula.
Tada! Chocolate Bark!
Presenting your delicious, solid Chocolate Bark!
Break Chocolate Bark Into Pieces
Let lovely assistant break into pieces.
A very productive and delicious result!
Eat lots more pieces once said assistant goes to bed….