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.



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

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