Monday, January 4, 2010

Bark: The untold story

Bark is fantastically easy. All it takes are a few items from your local Super Marche (That's french for Super Market,Mai Oui!). I found some 62% cocoa girhadelli chocolate chips. I paired that with some unsweetened chocolate, some semi sweet chocolate chips and cranberries and walnuts. What you end up with is not only suprisingly good but also good for you.

Here's the Recipe (See the closet kitchen for the white chocolate version)

1 bag dark chocolate chips(62% cocoa rocks!)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
half a square of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup cranberries
1 cup walnuts

Most people use a double boiler. I let mother neccesity inspire me. I put about a cup of water in deep sauce pan. I covered that with a glass mixing bowl that fit in the pan,but just fits.

Pour the chocolate chips(dark and semi sweet)and the unsweetened chocolate into the mixing bowl. Over medium low heat melt the chocolate. It should look something like this.

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the cranberries and nuts into the mixture

Spread either wax paper or parchment paper(wax paper is infinitely cheaper) over a cookie sheet. Pour the mixture onto the wax paper,smooth it out but not too thin.

Then either let cool on a counter top or if you have room put in the fridger over night.

Peel the bark away from the wax paper and break it into pieces-great stress reliever.



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