Leftover Chocolate Bark
Melt up all those annoying chocolates that you don't really like to make this zero waste bark.
Recipe from 'Cocoa' by Sue Quinn, Hardy Grant, p 232
- at least 100 grams chocolate
Potential toppings; use a total of 10 grams to every 100 grams of chocolate
- peanuts/any nuts/crisps
- salt crystals/crushed peppercorns/chilli flakes
- chopped dried fruit
- chopped biscuits/biscuit crumbs/dried cake crumbs
Butter or dampen the baking tray and line with greaseproof paper
Chop the chocolate roughly and place into the heatproof bowl
Place the saucepan on the hob and bring about 5cm of water to a simmer; place the bowl on the pan and make sure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water (lift the bowl up and see if it's wet). If it is, just pour a little water down the sink.
Gently stir the chocolate as it melts
As the chocolate melts, chop up any of the toppings you're going to use
Once the chocolate is melted, pour it into the lined tray and spread it around using your wooden spoon. If you have an off-set spatula, if can help.
Sprinkle the toppings over and place in the fridge to set (takes a couple of hours). When totally set cut into shards.