Sinful, Decadent,Yummilicious – I am falling short of adjectives to describe this heavenly tasting Chocolate Almond Bark. It’s Pure Chocolate after all !
This Chocolate Almond Bark is in 3 layers – Dark Chocolate Base with a Hint of Coffee, Pure Milk Chocolate in the Middle and a generous layer of Dark Chocolate on the top again.. Sprinkle Amond flakes and Amonds in between layers as much as you enjoy . Simple isn’t it !! To cover a Baking Sheet, the idea is to use 600gm of Chocolate in total. With that logic in mind I worked on the proportion and layers.
Folks at OXO have teamed up with Divine Chocolates to launch their NEW Squeeze and Pour Measuring Cups – perfect for melting chocolate! It’s not just that, Divine Chocolates have launched their new dark & milk baking bars. It was an instant Yes when I was asked if I would love to explore this double bonanza.
Gazing at the beautiful hamper, I was sure the recipe I am going to work on is going to be Chocolate Overloaded.. So Chocolate Bark it is!!!
Incase you are looking for another Chocolate loaded No Bake recipe, try this Chocolate Fridge Cake from my space.
The chocolates were chopped into uniform pieces and added into Squeeze and Pour. Microwaved them for a total of 2 Minutes in full power with a 30 secs stop check everytime and a little stir with a silicone spatula to ensure they were properly tempered. I was pleasantly surprised to feel the Honeycomb designed Silicone cups didn’t feel hot on the outside. It’s indeed time to say Good bye to burning fingers while melting ingredients in OXO’s Squeeze and Pour Silicone Cups.
Once the ingredients are melted, it’s easy to pour directly onto your baking sheet, thanks to the cleverly designed pour feature, which flexes as you squeeze to create any shape or width of the spout you want, giving you great control.
Coffee and Chocolate are undoubtedly one of the hit pairs. SO I stirred 3/4 tsp of Instant Coffee into the dark chocolate along with 1 tsp of butter . A good mix and they were ready to be poured onto the tray.. Sprinkled generously a portion of toasted Almond Flakes on this layer and placed it in the fridge to set.
A word of caution : Please do monitor while you melt the chocolates. Overheating them in the microwave without supervision can lead to thickening and spoil the flavor.
Once it was firm enough, Squeeze and Pour was used to melt the second layer of white chocolate, just in the similar way as the dark chocolate. Squeeze them and pour them over the first layer of dark chocolate. Sprinkle a combination of Almond flakes and chopped almonds on the top and allow them to set.
Washing this gadget is quite easy and can be used again for the next use instantly. Repeat the process of melting the dark chocolate with a little butter , carefully checking the microwave in between. Finally sort out the garnish/ top layer just as you would enjoy. I love Chocolates – so it was a layer of Dark Chocolate again.
Believe me, that first bite of the chocolate bark was INSANELY delicious… My critic husband tells me ” This is by far one of the tastiest chocolate bark I have eaten.” The pictures are slightly an underestimation to the toothsome BARK. You got to Try it !! I really mean it..
Intensively Rich Chocolatey flavour solely comes from Good Chocolates. SO please do not compromise on the quality while attempting on this. There is nothing to go wrong.. Use a combination of nuts or easter eggs or even dried fruits anything that you enjoy..
How about some chilli flavored ones or with Pistachio & Sea Salt?
OXO Squeeze & Pour At a glance
- A honeycomb pattern on the outside dissipates heat, making the cups easy to handle straight from the microwave
- A honeycomb pattern offers a non-slip grip
- Microwave safe to make heating up ingredients easy and safe
- Handy flexible pouring spout for pouring into hard to reach places
- Comes in four sizes; mini (120ml), 250ml, 500ml and 1L
- Measuring indicators in ml, cups, and oz
Intensively Rich Chocolatey flavour solely comes from Good Chocolates. SO please do not compromise on the quality while attempting on this.
About Divine Chocolates
The best bakes start with the best ingredients and tools. Divine’s brand new 200g Fairtrade chocolate baking bars are available in creamy milk or intensely dark chocolate and like all Divine’s chocolate, they’re made with the finest quality Fairtrade cocoa beans, produced by the farmers of the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative in Ghana who co-own the Divine company.
The same great quality as Divine’s 100g bars, the Dark Chocolate bar contains 70% cocoa solids for an intensely rich flavour, while the Milk Chocolate bar has a more intense cocoa hit with 38% cocoa solids for a seriously smooth taste.