Valentines bark

Valentine’s day, whether you celebrate in style or it’s just another day, this Love themed bark is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! Quick and easy to prepare its perfect with a coffee after dinner or just as a little treat. It makes a lovely addition to the end of the meal if you are being treated or treating someone to a home cooked Valentines perfect night in!

Valentines Bark  

Ingredients

200g Milk Chocolate
150g White Chocolate
A few drops of pink food colouring

Toppings

3 Mint Candy Canes – left over from Christmas
Love Hearts Sweets
Heart Sprinkles
Pink / Red sprinkles

Method

1. Line a 21cmx21cm tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until the chocolate has melted.
3. Pour the milk chocolate into the lined tin and place in the fridge to set.
4. Crush the Candy canes either in a freezer bag or between two pieces of foil. I bash mine with a rolling pin! Leaveto one side.
5. Repeat the melting process with the white chocolate, once the chocolate has melted add a few drops of the pink food colouring and stir well.
6. Pour the pink chocolate over the milk chocolate which should be firm to the touch.
7. Sprinkle your crushed candy canes evenly over the chocolate and add your other romantic toppings of choice! You can be as subtle or as exuberant as your personality takes you!
8. Place back in the fridge to set firmly for at least an hour.
9. Once set take out of the tin and break into pieces.

We always seem to have a few candy canes left over from Christmas and bits of chocolate so this is the perfect way to use everything up while making this lovely treat for that special someone!

The candy canes give it a hint of mint; you can leave out thecandy canes if you don’t have any or if you aren’t a mint fan.

As a grown up alternative dark chocolate can be used instead of the milk if you prefer a slightly bitter taste, it contrastsreally well with the sweet toppings.

Kirsty Wilson Close

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Food Styling, Food Writing, Food Lover

 

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