Easter chocolate bark

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If there’s something people associate with the Easter holiday, it’s chocolate! I wanted to make some little gifts for family and friends and some homemade chocolate bark seemed like the way to go.

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The recipe is as simple as recipes get; melt the chocolate of your choice in a bain marie over a low heat, scoop it out on to a flat surface covered with a sheet of baking paper, lightly smooth it out with the back of a spoon, then decorate however you please! Once decorated, leave in a cool place to set.

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Cadbury’s Mini Eggs were the obvious choice for decoration and I also found some freeze-dried raspberries that I thought would bring a pop of bright Spring colour and flavour.

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I wanted to make a couple of different options so I also went for an eastern theme with a rich dark chocolate base for the second slab. I love the combination of cranberries and pistachios for their flavour and colour. The gold leaf was the finishing touch to add that little bit of luxury!

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Then all that was left was to wrap them up before giving them away. I used clear presentation bags and tied them with some Easter coloured ribbon and a cute bunny decoration.

Have a go! There’s a whole world of things to decorate with. You could try sea salt, rose petals, hazelnuts, pretzels, just to name a few. Let me know which toppings you try in the comments.

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