Roses are red, violets are blue….Wednesday is Valentines, so what are you going to do? If you’re not quite sure – below is an easy recipe for a home-made chocolate bark infused with love, to share with your significant other this Valentine’s Day ❤

Ingredients

• 200g chocolate (we used Whittaker’s Dark Ghana 72%)

• ¼ C Fresh As◦ Freeze Dried sliced blueberries

• 1 tsp. Fresh As◦ Freeze Dried plum powder

• ½ C Fresh As◦ Freeze Dried plum slices

• ¼ C Sliced almonds

Method

  1. Prepare a baking tray (that can fit inside your refrigerator) by lining it with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Break your favourite block of chocolate up into smaller pieces and place in a heat proof bowl.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil and place the bowl of chocolate on top of the pot (make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water – the steam should rise up and melt the chocolate. This set-up is called a double-boiler).
  4. Stir the chocolate continuously until it is melted smooth.
  5. Pour your melted chocolate onto the lined tray and spread it out with a spatula so it is approximately 0.5cm – 1cm in thickness.
  6. Sprinkle your sliced almonds, Fresh As◦ blueberries and plum slices over the melted chocolate, with a hint of extra love and care (e.g. you could even spell out the first letter of their name or draw a heart, so that when it’s broken up it becomes a puzzle – just to be really cute).
  7. Using a fine sieve to avoid lumps, sieve the Fresh As◦ plum powder over the chocolate.
  8. Place the tray into your refrigerator to set, which will take about 1 hour.

Once set, remove from the refrigerator* and break chocolate slab into pieces of bark.

You can also mix-up the toppings – dried rose petals, candied orange or other nuts are a good option too.

Now package the bark in a brown paper box or bag, and share it with your love!

The Hadlow Girls Xx

*We recommend storing your chocolate bark in the refrigerator, especially in summer

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