Hi gang! My name is Tara and I’m from Suburble – a blog about life in the ‘burbs and the chaos (and laughs) that come with it. I am thrilled to be joining the Real Housemoms team – it’s such a talented bunch here.
I will be writing about life with the kidlets, and all of the ways you can get creative with it. A huge part of my blog is about my family – I have two little girls, Lila and Lucy, and they are constantly by my side, helping. Whether that help is actually “helping” is up for debate, but they love to learn.
Today I am going to share an incredibly easy recipe for chocolate bark. Lucy, my four year old, handled most of this recipe – older kids could probably do the entire thing themselves!
I will warn you – this bark is addictive. More than once I’ve got a guilty-looking husband rummaging in the fridge for a piece of this chocolate treat.
- 3 cups of milk chocolate wafers
- 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate wafers
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- Like a baking sheet in parchment paper
- Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave in a glass bowl (only cook it for twenty seconds at a time, stirring in between - it should take about 60-80 seconds total)
- Add the almonds and stir
- While you're mixing the almonds and chocolate, melt the white chocolate wafers in the microwave in a separate bowl (40-60 seconds)
- Spread the milk chocolate over the surface of the baking sheet until covered
- Drizzle the white chocolate over the milk chocolate
- Take a butter knife and drag it throughout the chocolate until desired effect is reached
- Pop in freezer for about an hour
- Take out of the freezer and break into "Bark"
- Leave in fridge for desired yumminess. And try not to eat it all in one day (It's hard, I tell you!)
The almonds are added only to the milk chocolate. I had Lucy mix this up while I nuked the white chocolate. She’s a sucker for any kind of stirring.
Aside from the melting of the chocolate, Lucy pretty much handled the entire recipe. She loves anything to do with stirring or spreading. It’s hard to screw this one up.
Once the white chocolate has been drizzled on top of the milk chocolate and almond mixture, it’s time for the fun part. Using a butter knife, you swirl (or cut through) the chocolate to make your bark as fabulous as you need it to be.
Lucy wanted hers extra-fabulous. I can’t say I blame her.
After the bark had been popped into the freezer for about an hour, Lucy and I broke it up into little pieces of “bark”. I like to keep the chocolate bark in the fridge, only because I know it won’t melt there. And chocolate is SO much better when it’s cold – don’t you agree?
A few pieces with a cup of tea, and I’m in heaven. Serve it during the day, or save it as an after-dinner treat.
Eat it for breakfast.
(Or maybe that’s just my hubby who likes to do that!)
Grab your kidlets, some melting wafers and almonds, and create your own chocolate bark! It’s a delicious snack for those days that you’re watching the leaves fall and having a warm cup of tea. If Autumn is about the trees, at least let them be made of chocolate!