Chocolate and peanut butter swirl Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
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I know you are wondering what’s a ”BARK” doing on a baking blog 😀

A Bark is basically a sheet of your favourite chocolate (white/dark/milk) covered with nuts, dried fruits, candies, peanut butter or some other chocolate swirled in.

The name actually comes from the resemblance of the finished product to rough pieces of a tree bark.

This is probably the simplest thing you can put together and it still doesn’t fail to impress!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

It also makes for a lovely homemade gift for your loved ones.

Another version is the Peppermint Bark- where the chocolate is topped with peppermint candies. It is popular abroad around Christmas and Thanksgiving .

Chocolate and peanut butter swirl Bark is a very quick and pretty recipe. You only need a few ingredients and little bit of time.

You can choose your favourite chocolate and experiment with the topping too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

There’s no particular technique to make a bark. You just have to be careful with the melting of the chocolate. Actually a bark requires slow tempering of your favourite chocolate over a double boiler.

Try avoiding the use of microwave to melt the chocolate for making a bark. As we need velvety smooth chocolate which has been carefully stirred throughout the process.

Now, pour it over a baking sheet lined with the parchment paper. Spread it with a spatula into an even layer . Immediately sprinkle your favourite topping over it. Refrigerate it until it firms up.

Later, peel off the parchment paper and break it into pieces.

This one’s a dark chocolate with dollops of  peanut butter swirled in with a toothpick.

Its such a simple and cute recipe that I plan to make many more in future ☺

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

So do give it a try and let me know of your favourite combinations!!

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