Introduction: Fruity Chocolate Bark

I've been wanting to make my own chocolate bark for a while but I wasn't sure what to do. I've also been wanting to make something with freeze dried fruit, but didn't know what to do with that either. The other day I saw wold630's Pop Rocks Chocolate Bark and decided to combine the two ingredients!

Step 1: Supplies

You can change these up as much as you want to suit your tastes.

Ingredients:

  • 12oz Chocolate
  • ~ 1 1/2 chunks Almond Bark or white chocolate
  • Orange Extract
  • Freeze Dried Fruit* - I used about 1/4 cup of each (~1 cup total) but I would actually suggest maybe even using more. It didn't seem like as much when I cut it up, so more might be better. I used the following, but use whatever you want.
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Mango - I only used this for color, I would probably leave it out if I did this again

Supplies:

*Using just strawberries or strawberries and raspberries would be good for Valentine's Day Chocolate Bark.

Step 2: Prepare Fruit

I decided to add raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and mangos. While some of these were kind of small, I decided they weren't small enough (especially the mango which were in big strips). Cut down your fruit into smaller pieces so they sit nicer on your chocolate.

Since the fruit is freeze dried, it is going to be a little crumbly. Just be careful when you cut but you can always throw the crumbles on the chocolate too.

Step 3: Melt Chocolate and Assemble Bark

Get your wax paper out and ready before you start so you are ready when the chocolate is melted.

You need to melt the chocolate to make the bark. Put it in a microwave-safe container, and microwave in 30-second increments. Make sure you stir between putting in the microwave as it will be melted and not always look like it.

I started with my base chocolate and then threw in my almond bark after.

Spread the chocolate on your wax paper so it is fairly even. Don't make it too thin or it will be too weak.

Once my almond bark was melted, I mixed in some orange extract. Since this is going on top of your base chocolate, you can be generous with the flavor as it won't be your main flavor. I'd say I must have put in a teaspoon or two. Adding the extract changed the consistency of my almond bark, so I couldn't drizzle it like I wanted, instead I smeared it carefully on my base chocolate with the back of my spoon.

Once all the chocolate is on, drizzle on your fruit. You want to do this before the chocolate hardens. Gently push it down after you put it on so it stays in the chocolate. Feel free to put on more fruit than I have. I felt like once it was broken up into pieces, it didn't seem like as much.

Step 4: Let the Bark Harden

You need to let the bark harden before you can break or cut it up. I gave it about, eh, five hours and it still wasn't totally hard, but you could touch it at this point. If you can, give it more time.

I started by breaking it, but didn't like how it broke, so I cut mine into pieces

I took a lot of pictures, so you have to look at them!

Comments

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ma114684 made it! (author)2016-03-18

Mmmmmmmmmm

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-03-18

:)

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laith mohamed made it! (author)2016-02-15

Sweeeeeet and deliciuse

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-15

Very :)

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SueY6 made it! (author)2016-02-14

Is the almond bark just to look pretty and white on top? Cause I'm allergic.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-14

I flavored it with orange to add a little more frutiness to the bark. But you can replace it with white chocolate or just omit it all together :)

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Laral made it! (author)2016-02-11

Wow, that looks fantastic! I just want to tile my kitchen wall over the stove with that with white chocolate grout. When I'm done eating it all I will start over again. :)

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linda.m.carlan made it! (author)linda.m.carlan2016-02-14

Take a picture and make it into wall paper or picture for hanging When I first saw it on line that's what I thought it was

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-11

Haha, that would certainly be interesting and very pretty :)

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Laral made it! (author)Laral2016-02-11

And fattening… LOL

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The man of origami made it! (author)2016-02-12

I want to make it

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-12

It really isn't too hard, which is nice. This was my first time making chocolate bark and it went really well :)

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Tactical man220 made it! (author)2016-02-12

again voting for you

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PitStoP made it! (author)2016-02-11

That looks soooo good... Yummm...

You're always making my mouth watered womannn... You sweetaholic lol is that even a real word??? haha

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-11

I am most definelty a sweetaholic!

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anu bubbu made it! (author)2016-02-11

wow

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-11

:)

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SidA2 made it! (author)2016-02-10

Wow.... just wow.

Is it possible to do this with pure white chocolate only just so the red colors pop out more?

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-10

Definetly! I was originally going to do just white chocolate, but decided to do the regular chocolate with flavored white on top.

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oscardelben made it! (author)2016-02-10

Fruit + chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combos and would probably eat it all in one sitting though! This looks stunning also sounds like the perfect sweet and tart combination!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-10

Thank you! Fruit and chocolate are wonderful together :)

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nqtronix made it! (author)2016-02-10

I'm not that much into creating any kind of fancy food, but this seems just too delicious to not give it a try. And with all the fruit there's still the illusion of eating healthy ;)

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-10

I agree! I'm usually all for very sweet things, but I think this has a night slight balance since the freeze dried fruit isn't so sweet.

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Raitis made it! (author)2016-02-09

While I'm sure it tastes just as good, yet this is a show of both great photography and likely the most photogenic food I've seen and I came here just to say that. :D

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-10

Thank you! I really appreciate it :)

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jessyratfink made it! (author)2016-02-09

That photo is soooooooo good :O

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-09

Why thank you :D

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Bhawya made it! (author)2016-02-09

Wow.. its so tempting :D

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)Penolopy Bulnick2016-02-09

It's pretty tasty :)

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