Chocolate bark is a dessert that is made of a variety of dried fruits, nuts, or candy, which is embedded into a layer of chocolate.
The foods that are added to the top of the layer of chocolate are not pressed in, only the weight of gravity will solidify them into the chocolate.
The meaning of chocolate bark is for the chocolate dessert to resemble the look of a tree branch. Having a variety of foods on the top of the chocolate gives the chocolate bark a rustic, abstract look to it. This is why it is called chocolate bark.
How is chocolate bark made
- Chocolate is first melted down or tempered. The melted chocolate is spread by a pastry scraper or spatula on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Nuts, dried fruit or candy is dropped from approximately 12″ to let it fall into the chocolate.
- The chocolate is placed in the fridge for about an hour until it’s fully hardened.
- Chocolate bark is broken up into smaller pieces to serve. Each piece is about 2″- 3″ for each person to have a couple of bites of chocolate bark.
- Store excess chocolate bark at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.