Friday, 18 July 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

Hey guys! So I recently had a girly night in with my best friend where we watched lots of movies and had a proper catchup! She was responsible for dinner so of course I took care of dessert. I decided to make one of my staple recipes - my lemon drizzle cake as well as some bark. Recently I've been obsessed with cookies and cookie dough. There is seriously never a time when I can say no to that sweet gooey goodness. I mean seriously, how can it get any better. So, I thought I'd combine my love for cookies with my love of chocolate and thats how the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark was created! 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
Bark I
I think bark is great to snack on when watching movies so I thought it was definitely appropriate for a movie night! It also took all of 10 minutes to make so its perfect for when you're in a rush and makes really pretty gifts I think! Bark looks so impressive when packaged nicely. It is pretty sweet so if thats not your preference the chocolates used can be swapped out for a darker and more bitter chocolate instead. Also, you can pretty much add anything you like to your bark - nuts, dried fruit or even candy. The more colourful, the more pretty your bark! I kept mine very simple, just using chocolate and cookies! 

Hope you enjoy this one! 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark
Bark II

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 20 pieces 


200g Dark Chocolate
120g White Chocolate
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bark III
For the Bark: 

Line flat chopping board with foil and set aside.

Over a double boiler, melt dark chocolate until smooth. Use a spoon to scoop the melted chocolate onto the foil and spread a thin even layer - approximately 3 mm. Put this in the freezer to solidify.

Now melt the white chocolate over a double boiler until smooth. Once the dark chocolate has solidified and melted white chocolate has cooled, spoon dollops of white chocolate on top of dark chocolate layer and spread. You can completely cover the dark chocolate layer or you can leave some gaps so that the dark chocolate shows through.

When white chocolate has still not solidified, sprinkle chocolate chips on top and pieces of mini cookies as desired. 

Place back into the freezer for half an hour to allow it to completely set. Once it has chilled, peel the bark of the foil and break into chunks with your hand or cut into slices with a knife. 

Serve immediately or place back in the fridge for later.

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