I don’t care where you are or who you are entertaining you put out some chocolate covered pretzels or a bark type chocolate it will be gone in minutes. People love this stuff. People hover around it and eat themselves silly. Not that I condone that kind of behavior, it is just something I have noticed.
Barks of any type cannot be easier to make. I whip some up anytime I am having people over. It literally takes 15 minutes and you can put anything on it you would like.
Here’s the “recipe”:
1 pound package of almond bark (feel free to use any chocolate you like here. Wilton melts work perfectly as well and come in lots of fun colors.)
Sprinkles of your choice ( I used green jimmies and yellow non-pareils)
2 handfuls of pretzels (any shape works well)
1/2 cup of jelly beans
I like to get all my topping ready before I start melting my chocolate. I chopped up the pretzels to make them more managable on the bark. I spread a 2-3 foot section of parchment paper on the surface I am going to work on.
Melt your chocolate according to the directions. I use the microwave to do mine and put it in in 30 second intervals until it is all melted. Make sure you are using a microwave safe dish like a pyrex measuring cup so that you don’t have a catastrophe.
Once you have your chocolate melted spread it onto your parchment paper. I like to make mine about 1/4 inch thick so that it isn’t too brittle. You can spread it using an offset spatula or anything that you like to use. I personally prefer the offset spatula but if you use a butter knife it won’t mess up the recipe.
When you have the chocolate spread to the right thickness start sprinkling with your topping. Have fun with it and create something you like. This is a great time to get your kids involved. They love to sprinkle sprinkles, at least mine do.
Leave chocolate bark on the counter for several hours to harden. It was a warm day out here in Arizona that day so I had to move mine to the fridge to get a hard chill on it.
Once hardened, break apart into large chunks and store. Don’t blame me if it is all gone in minutes. I told you before you made it that might happen.