|Cookies 'n Cream Bark.|
|Roasted Almond Bark.|
|Rocky Road Bark.|
Each of these three barks follows the same basic steps:
Melt, Mix, Dump.
That's it! Stupid easy. Nothing tricky, nothing fancy, no measuring at all. The kind of baking you can do while also enjoying some Holiday Drinks (for example - Make yourself a White Russian substituting the cream for eggnog. Seriously. Go. DO IT NOW. Have one for the pregnant lady who is unable to participate in the holiday drinking season and is making up for it by making ridiculous amounts of candy. AHEM.)
But! I know it's easier to play along if I actually write out the recipes so... First start with my Tips for Making Bark & Working with Chocolate - all of those apply here. Then:
Cookies 'n Cream Bark.
1lb White Chocolate
Approx. 18-20 Oreos (somewhere in the neighborhood of a cup and a half)
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler.
Smash up the Oreos. They can be as fine or as coarse as you want. I used a ziplock bag and a kid:
|My Oreos are perfectly smashed, thank you very much.|
Throw the whole mess in the 'fridge until it sets. Take it out, let it come up to room tempature, and cut/break into pieces.
Roasted Almond Bark.
1lb White Chocolate
Approx. 1-1/4 cup whole Almonds
First roast the Almonds: Spread the Almonds evenly on a baking sheet. Salt them if you want. Put them in a 350 degree oven for approx. 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them - you want them to be a nice, golden brown:
Rocky Road Bark:
1lb Dark Chocolate
Approx. 1 cup Walnuts
Approx. 1 cup mini-marshmallows
Chop up the Walnuts (or you can buy them pre-chopped and save yourself a step.)
Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler.
Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth take it off of the heat for a few minutes. So it isn't scalding hot anymore. Mix in all but about 1/4 cup of the Walnuts. Mix in all of the mini-marshmallows.
Throw the whole mess in the 'fridge until it set. Take it out, let it come up to room temperature, and cut/break into pieces.
I plan on packaging these in small bags and giving them in sets. Yay for simple, delicious, and homemade gifts!!!