DIY: Floral Chocolate Bark
This chocolate bark with a 60s-inspired layered floral design is the perfect treat to serve at a springtime party. All you need is three different colors of chocolates and a few decorating bags to add this fun floral design (or any design of your choice) to your next batch of chocolate candy. Continue on to find out how.
[Before You Start: If you’re new to working with these colored chocolates, check out my Chocolate Cactus DIY to read more tips on properly melting the candies]
- Wax paper-lined baking sheet
- Colored chocolates (I prefer to use Wilton® Candy Melts)
- White chocolate chips
- Piping bags
Step #1: Melt one of your colored “candy melts” or chocolate in the microwave. Once melted, pour into a piping bag.
Step #2: Once you’ve lined a baking sheet (or flat plate) with wax paper, add little dots for the center of your flowers. Once finished with the first color, set in the fridge to set for a few minutes.
Step #3: Follow along with Step #1 for your second color of chocolate. Then, add small lines for the flower petals – you’re essentially just adding an asterisk in chocolate atop your first color. Use a skewer or a toothpick to fix any spots where the chocolate didn’t come out just right. Work quickly as this chocolate sets almost immediately. Once you’ve added all your flower petals, place back in the fridge to set.
Step #4: Melt white chocolate chips (or a third color of your choice) and pour on top of the flower designs. Make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot, to avoid melting the piped chocolate.
[Note: I find that melting chocolate (chocolate chips or candy melts) in the microwave is much easier than using a double boiler on the stove. Also, it helps keep the chocolate temperature relatively low, making it difficult to overheat.]
Step #5: Once your white chocolate has set, pull off the wax paper backing to unveil your design. Break chocolate into rough pieces and add to a bowl.