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  • 2 ingredient decorative chocolate bark~ easy and delicious!

    filed under: Candy on December 11, 2014

    My friend Joan and I were scrolling through Instagram together (because don’t all friends do this?) and happened upon one of my favorite people ever, Manuela from Passion for Baking.

    Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    She had a brilliant idea of using silicone fondant mats for her chocolate bark!  I am not kidding you, that very day I put her idea to the test and it passed with flying colors!

    Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    You can use almost any recipe for this trick, and believe me I have tried a zillion these last 2 weeks.

    Here is the nitty gritty.  I used these fondant impression mats that were sitting in the back of my prop closet.  They are beyond cheap… I think $5 for a set of four.

    Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    Every design you can think of… and all extrememly easy to use.

    Simply pour your chocolate onto the mat.  No preparing necessary, no butter or spray or parchment.

    Christmas Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    Smooth out with an offset spatula and set on a level surface in the fridge or freezer.  I tend to pop in the freezer because I like to be able to sample in a matter of a few minutes!

    Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    You don’t have to stick with the Christmas theme… it can be sprinkles (because #da) or even a New Years Eve theme!

    New Years Eve Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

    This is gold sprinkles with Bakerella’s mini marshmallows.  I am obsessed with Bakerella’s new line and these marshmallows are the most adorable thing ever!

     

    easy decorative chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

        Ingredients

        • 1 c chocolate chips (dark, semi, milk, bittersweet, or white)

        Instructions

        1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
        2. Melt the chocolate according to the packaging using the stovetop or microwave method.
        3. Pour the melted chocolate over the decorative mats.
        4. Spread the chocolate in a 1/4-inch square layer.
        5. Evenly sprinkle the decoration of your choice (sprinkles, chocolate chips, mints, rock candy) over the chocolate edge to edge.
        6. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes until firm.
        7. Allow the bark to come to room temperature before serving.
        8. You may need more melted chocolate depending on the size of your decorative mat.

        Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

        You can use most bark recipes with the method, and believe me I am.

        The bark will easily just pop right off of the mat.  You can break it up in a rustic pattern by hand or cut it into uniform pieces for easy gift giving.

        This is truly such a fun and easy way to make your holiday snacking and gifting EXTRA special!!

        Making Chocolate Bark decorative is a LOT easier than you would think!

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        Comments

        I clearly need to get some fondant mats. This is most stunning bark I’ve ever seen!

        How did I not know about these fondant impression mats?? HOW FUN.

        Clever clever clever. Love it! SO giftable, too!

        These are so beautiful and so easy!! They will be the perfect additions to my holiday boxes.

        What a fun idea! I love that you now have another use for the fondant mats. And such a beautiful and unique effect!

        Amanda, that is such a genius idea! The end result is so pretty (: Now I just need to get my hands on some silicone fondant mats…

        What a fun idea! I need to get some of those mats!

        This is total genius…I have to try this!! And I love Manuela too…her IG account is to die for!

        Ok, this is beyond genius! OMG OMG OMG is what is running through my mind (and I might have said it out loud a few times). I definitely need to make this asap, because it’s so easy and perfect!

        This bark is stunning! I need those awesome mats!! 😉

        Just wanted to come back to this post to tell you THAT THIS WORKED! You are amazing, thank you for sharing this amazingness!

        Does the chcolate need to be tempered or will it stay?

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