Rich Chocolate Bark with Easter Treats Recipe

Rich Chocolate Bark with Easter Treats Recipe
SERVES

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Store in airtight container in fridge.
Vegetarian Dairy Free

This is a true dark chocolate lovers paradise. A rich blend of cacao powder and cacao butter creates an intense dark chocolate bark, with swirls of lucuma chocolate. Studded with delicious Easter treats. 

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Method
  1. FOR THE BARK:

  2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper

  3. Create 2 ban maries - using a pan with boiled water in the base, sit a glass bowl on top but do not allow it to touch the water.

  4. Then add the cacao butter for the dark chocolate to one and the cacao butter for the lucuma chocolate to another.

  5. Gently heat and allow the cacao butter to melt.

  6. For the dark chocolate – once the cacao butter is melted, carefully sieve and stir in the cacao powder, vanilla powder and stir thoroughly. Once this is fully combined add the yacon syrup. You will need to stir the yacon syrup in very thoroughly for a minimum of between 60 and 100 stirs.

  7. Take the chocolate Easter mould and spoon in some of the melted dark chocolate. Shake gently to make sure there are no air pockets. Then place flat in the fridge to set.

  8. Note - We use a silicon mould as it is much easier to get the chocolate out of.

  9. FOR THE FIG EGGS:

  10. Add the figs & the soaked cashew nuts to the food processer and blend until smooth. Then add the cacao powder, lucuma powder and dry cashew nuts, blend again until powders are combined but nuts still retain a crunch.

  11. Roll using your hands and roll into varied size eggs shapes and pop into the fridge.

  12. Meanwhile melt the cacao butter for the lucuma chocolate in the second ban marie. Remove from heat. Once melted add the coconut sugar and stir until dissolved. Then stir in the lucuma powder thoroughly.

  13. Now pour the dark chocolate onto the baking tray until about the size of an A4 sheet of a paper, spread out until between 1-2 cm in thickness. Then use 1/2 of the lucuma mix & randomly spoon over the lucuma chocolate.  Use a cocktail stick swirl it into the dark chocolate.

  14. Remove the chocolate shapes from the moulds and take the fig eggs from the fridge. Now place these carefully on to the melted chocolate.

  15. Crack and add a handful of organic raw cacao beans and finally sprinkle with bee pollen grains.

  16. Once complete place in a cool dry place to set.

  17. Note any left over fig eggs keep in an airtight container and store in the fridge and enjoy.

  18. Spoon the remaining lucuma mix into the mould and pop in the fridge to set.

  19. Once set, scatter with remaining chocolate animals and share with family and friends. Enjoy!

13 April 2017 - 9:44am