Valentine chocolate bark
I make chocolate bark at home for pretty much every occasion – it’s so fun to mix up the colours of the chocolate and add different flavours with sweets, dried fruit and nuts.
-150g milk chocolate
-150g white chocolate
-Selection of sweets, I used mini marshmallows, white chocolate drops, jelly hearts and lips and Love Hearts
-Melt the milk and white chocolate separately, either in the microwave, in 20 second bursts, stirring between each one. Or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave to cool slightly so that the chocolate is at room temperature.
-Lay a large sheet of baking paper out on a large flat baking tray or wooden board. Using a tablespoon, dollop the chocolate onto the paper, alternating the milk and white. Gently tap the tray or board on the work surface so the chocolate all joins together to from one large sheet of chocolate. Drag a skewer or a cocktail stick, through the chocolate to make swirly patterns (a figure of eight motion works well).
-Now it’s time to personalise your chocolate bark – scatter the sweets all over the chocolate then leave to set hard. Once set you can use a sharp knife to break the bark into shards. Wrap in baking paper and tie with a bow to make a heartfelt gift.