Rocky Road Bark Chocolate barks make the perfect gift! You can dress them up however you like and this version is a take on Rocky Road ice cream, which I must admit I’m not a big fan of, but I do like this bark! The almonds are crunchy and the marshmallows give it just the right amount of gooey. This is another recipe that is sure to please most chocolate lovers and after all don’t we all know one or two of those? 😉
What You’ll Need:
2 – 11.5 ounce packages of milk chocolate chips
1 – 11 ounce package of white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of butter
At least 1 cup of whole raw almonds
At least 1 cup of miniature marshmallows
Melt chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. (Note: If you want to temper the chocolate you can. I will admit I have a love/hate relationship with tempering…Sometimes I can get it to work, other times not so much. I was watching the Barefoot Contessa the other day and Ina said she couldn’t be bothered to take the time to do it and it made me love her all the more! To get around the issue she said she just makes it the day she wants to serve whatever she is making and it takes care of the problem.)
Once the chocolate is melted remove from the heat and stir in two tablespoons of butter until melted. Spread the mixture out onto a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper or a silicone baking sheet.
Next add marshmallows and almonds to the top of the spread out chocolate and gently push them into the mixture. (Note: My little sous chef (AKA Alexis) had a lot of fun with that step! 😉 )
Let the bark set up until it’s hard and break or cut into smaller pieces. (Note: I like to use a pizza cutter and cut it into squares when it hardens and is sort of at a fudge like consistency, but isn’t completely hard yet.) Store in an airtight container.
Rocky Road Bark Notes: You can really add anything into chocolate bark that you like as I mentioned above. You can even make a white chocolate bark. Dried cherries, raisins and cocoa nibs make a good combination as do cashews and coconut. If you can think it it can be done! ;o)