Simple Chocolate Bark with Flowers and Dried Fruit

I love thin and delicious chocolate bark embellished with all my favorites.  It is a simple dessert and also makes a perfect garnish for a simple cake or mousse.  It is the perfect accompaniment to Simply the Best Flourless Chocolate Cake

chocoalte bark cut into sections on cake

As your bark background, you can use your favorite chocolate: white, milk or dark.  The embellishments can be any combination of edible flowers, dried fruit, candied fruit or ginger and/or all types of nuts and seeds.

For this chocolate bark, I used semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. I added raisins, craisins, candied pineapple bits and fresh pansy petals.

chocolate bark with pansies and raisins

 

INGREDIENTS

1 bag of chocolate chips or chocolate pieces
dried fruit
nuts or seeds
edible flowers

 

DIRECTIONS

Melt chocolate in microwave or over a double boiler until smooth.  I use the timed defrost feature on my microwave to melt chocolate  on a flat microwave-proof plate for 6-8 minutes.

Pour chocolate over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or wax paper, spreading to about 1/8 or 1/4-inch thick.

Evenly sprinkle dried fruit, nuts and edible flowers over chocolate while still hot.

Allow bark to cool on counter or in refrigerator, until chocolate hardens.

Break into asymmetric pieces.

Store in ziploc bag or wrap individual pieces in plastic bags.

 

 

 

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