Firework Bark

Firework Bark

It’s bonfire night this Saturday, and I can’t wait for the fireworks, wrapping up warm, and hot chocolate which comes with it all. This is a really tasty snack, which can easily be wrapped in clingfilm and popped in a bag- perfect for taking to the bonfires as a little treat. This is also really good for dunking in hot chocolate, giving as gifts, or even as a decoration for the top of a cake, so you can let your imagination run wild!

When I was little, my sister and I would make chocolates full of our favourite sweets. We used to wander around Sainsburys, trying to decide which ones to put into the mix, and then once we got home we’d smoother them all in some melted milk chocolate, and then dollop it onto baking paper to set. Whilst this is shards, and not blobs of chocolate, the same idea applies. You can use any type of chocolate as your base and then top it with any decorations you wish. Here I’ve gone bonfire theme, so I’ve added marshmallows, popping candy, popcorn, and lots of sweets – but you could go much more simple, for example cranberry and pistachio is very good! You’re essentially making your own chocolate bar, so you can stick to my suggestions or improvise your own, it’ s completely your choice!

Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 200g Dark chocolate
  • 200g Milk chocolate
  • 150g White chocolate
  • Edible glitter
  • Popping candy
  • Marshmallows
  • Smarties
  • Sprinkles
  • Haribos
  • Pistachios
  • Pecans
  • Cranberries
  • Raisins
  • Popcorn

Method

  1. Break the milk and dark chocolate and put into a heatproof bowl. In another heatproof bowl put the white chocolate. Put each bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt gently.
  2. Line a shallow tin with cling-film. Put your nuts, berries, sweets and toppings of choice into bowls ready to decorate your bark.

3. Pour the dark and milk chocolate mix into the lined tin and smooth out with a palette knife. Spoon the white chocolate in circles onto the dark chocolate. Using a cocktail stick, or the tip of a knife, spiral the chocolate around the tin to make a firework pattern.

4. Cover the chocolate with your chosen toppings, chopping up any large nuts or sweets into bite sized pieces before putting it into the chocolate.

5. Leave to set before breaking up into shards and serving.

Thanks for reading! Look out for my next post on Sunday…

Emma x

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