Making chocolate bark isn’t really cooking, but boy is it an absolute favourite in the ELE office. Delicious, creamy rich dark and white chocolate, salted almonds and zesty orange make this bark so moor-ish, and given it takes so little time to make it really is the perfect recipe for when you need a sweet, chocolately hit.
Bark is also a favourite of ours to make as a gift for friends or loved ones, just package it in some clear cellophane tied with a ribbon to make a simple, delicious sweet present that everyone will love.
250 grams of dark chocolate
100 grams of white chocolate
50 grams of roasted, salted almonds, roughly chopped
Zest of half a large orange
Gently melt both chocolates separately in metal bowls over a saucepan of simmering water.
Once the chocolate is fully melted spoon the dark chocolate first on to a sheet of baking paper and smooth out until it is a rectangle shape about 1/2 a centimetre thick. Allow it to cool for just a minute or so and then spoon the white chocolate on top in long stripes. Using a spoon gently swirl the white chocolate through the dark chocolate.
Add the chopped, salted almonds on top and sprinkle with the orange zest. Place the bark in the fridge for about 1 hour to fully set. Once it is set remove from fridge and cut in to pieces roughly 2 x 3 inches in size. Enjoy – we dare you to try and just eat one piece!