A little inspiration goes along way in the summer holidays when keeping the kids happy and what better way to make something so quick, easy and delicious than melted chocolate covered in all of your favourite things.
Chocolate Bark is simply melted chocolate spread onto a baking tray lined with a piece of baking or parchment paper and then covered with sprinkles, sweets or nuts before setting in the fridge to set, ready to break up into pieces to eat.
Our Recipe inspiration came from the amazing Little Inspiration (a creative Mummy like me with two kids to entertain) who’s Blog full of DIYs and Recipe ideas which children of all ages will love. Angie’s cotton candy popcorn bark looked pretty damn amazing but when we were at Tesco’s looking for treats to put on our bark we came across Lucky Charm’s cereal which I used to love growing up.
We also added the brightest selection of sprinkles from Happy Mail. There are so many variations of Chocolate Bark to be made at home, here are a few of our favourite ideas to try out:
Milk Chocolate with smarties, rainbow sprinkles & chopped Cadbury flake pieces
Dark & Milk Chocolate with chopped hazelnuts and Nutella
White Chocolate with drizzled caramel and melted milk chocolate
Milk Chocolate with drizzled caramel and a sprinkle of rock salt all over
White Candy Melts with drizzled melted pink candy melts, pink sweets & gold sprinkles
You could bag up your chocolate bark pieces and give out at weddings, parties as favours, which we will definitely be doing! Our pink paper bags are from Peach Blossom and their selection of personalised sticks would also look fab for your special occasion.
I would highly recommend using a high quality chocolate for the best tasting bark.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays if you are a parent counting down the days until peace and quiet, and we will be back with a special return of the BAKE OFF post!
- 250gr Chocolate or Candy Melts
- Sprinkles or sweets (see notes)
- Baking Tray
- Baking or Parchment Paper
- Line a baking tray with a large piece of baking or parchment paper.
- Melt your chocolate in the microwave, heating for 20 seconds at a time, stirring and checking until all of the chocolate is smooth with no lumps.
- Pour all of your melted chocolate onto your baking tray and use a small offset spatula or knife to spread out evenly to the sides of your baking tray, roughly 3 to 4mm thick, no thinner.
- Sprinkle over your choice of cereals and sprinkles and the chill in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
- Take out of the fridge and then use a knife or your hands to break up into pieces to share.
- *This Recipe us adapted slightly from Little Inspiration, please credit if duplicating or re sharing.
♥ Your chocolate bark pieces will keep up to a week in a tupperware container or cake tin.
♥ You can make this chocolate bark with either milk, dark or white chocolate and add any choice of sprinkles, sweets or nuts. Waitrose and Tesco have a great choice of fun sprinkles to choose from. And remember to use a high quality chocolate, it will taste a million times better than cheap chocolate.