Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's the little things...{Chocolate Marble Bark!}

Marble Bark

It’s the little things in life... like a smooth decadent bite of chocolate.

I came across this eye-catching chocolate recipe the other day while browsing through a cookbook. I was so anxious to try it out because the recipe called for minimal work, only three ingredients and the outcome was rather picturesque (or so I thought.) But I have come to learn that unless you are Martha Stewart herself, it never turns out like the photo.

I had pictured the final product to be a sheet of perfectly swirled black and white chocolate.

I was then planning to cut the chocolate into three inch squares, stack a few together,

tie a pretty ribbon around them and deliver them to friends.

But I will be attempting this piece of work again. I have taken a few notes for next time and for any of you who would like to take a whack at it. Don’t get me wrong... it tasted fabulous but the chocolates pretty much mixed together and transformed into a light shade of brown.

I would recommend using teeny nuts. I used pecan pieces but they needed to be finely chopped. Then, sprinkle the nuts on top of the chocolate after it has been swirled on the tray.

I followed the recipe and added the nuts into the chocolate first and it ended

up being difficult to spread the mixture smoothly.

Click here for recipe and other variations.

Enjoy!

-S-



These photos are a bit more of what I had in mind


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