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What chocolate is best for chocolate bark?

What chocolate is best for chocolate bark?

White chocolate
White chocolate: Buy high-quality white chocolate and melt it in a double boiler. Drizzle a small amount of melted white chocolate over the melted dark chocolate, and swirl it gently with a toothpick. Top as desired.

What is the difference between chocolate and chocolate bark?

From the name alone, chocolate bark doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. Chocolate bark is actually a sheet of chocolate that is usually covered with nuts, dried fruits, candies or even additional pieces of chocolate.

What is difference between chocolate bark and melting chocolate?

Dipping chocolate is real chocolate that is melted or tempered in a precise way. Almond bark, also called confectionery or summer coating, is an artificial chocolate made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter.

Can you use chocolate chips for bark?

The two basic ingredients you need to make chocolate bark are: chocolate chips and oil or shortening. You can use any chocolate you like, really (like almond bark or good baking chocolate) but I’m pretty sure that 99% of the world has chocolate chips in their pantry, especially this time of year.

Do you refrigerate chocolate bark?

Don’t refrigerate chocolate bark. Condensation will occur when you take it out. When the water evaporates, dissolved sugar remains on the surface of the chocolate, leaving an unpleasant residue known as sugar bloom.

Why do they call it chocolate bark?

Once the chocolate has cooled, it’s then cut up or broken into smaller pieces. It’s easy to see, then, why the most commonly accepted origin of chocolate “bark” comes from the fact that the treat, when finished, resembles the craggy surface of a tree.

Is chocolate bark the same as chocolate chips?

The main difference to me has been the flavor/taste. I usually prefer the chocolate chips (depending on the brand), but most everything I’ve made with almond bark as been pretty scrumptious, too.

Can almond bark be used in place of baking chocolate?

No, they are different products. Bakers chocolate cannot be substituted for almond bark.

Is almond bark same as candy melts?

Almond Bark is usually in a wafer form, whereas candy melts tend to be melted candy. Candy melts are available in different colors, while Almond Bark comes as a white or brown confection. Although they both have vanilla flavoring, Almond Bark is richer in taste.

How do you serve chocolate bark?

Chocolate bark toppings!

  1. Nuts like pistachios, walnuts, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts.
  2. Seeds like pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds.
  3. Dried fruit like dried cranberries, dried cherries, apricots, dried blueberries, freeze dried strawberries.
  4. Crystalized ginger.
  5. Pretzels broken into pieces.
  6. Peppermint candies, crushed.

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