|Chocolate Strawberry Bark|
Chocolate covered strawberries are an oft-given Valentine’s Day gift, but if you’d rather wait to buy or make them until strawberries are in peak season, there’s another option available. Chocolate bark topped with freeze-dried strawberries is a fun, easy-to make alternative to the classic.
With only two ingredients and 15 minutes, you can produce a tasty gift or treat!
|Valrhona chocolate and freeze-dried strawberries|
|Top the bottom of a baking pan with foil|
|Place the chopped chocolate in the top of a double boiler or heat-proof|
bowl over simmering water
|Chop the freeze dried fruit while the chocolate is melting|
|Spread the melted chocolate on top of the foil-lined baking sheet|
|Sprinkle with chopped strawberries|
Chocolate Strawberry Bark
7-14 oz. chocolate, chopped into 1/2” pieces (I used 7 ounces of Valrhona 70% dark chocolate, but any good chocolate works)
freeze-dried strawberries (I used 12 grams)
Overturn a baking sheet and place a piece of foil on top of the back side. Set aside. Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. While the chocolate is melting, dice the strawberries (any freeze-dried fruit would work) into 1/4”-1/2” pieces. Set the strawberries aside.
After the chocolate has melted, spread it evenly onto the foil-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with the freeze-dried fruit. Allow the bark to set or place into the refrigerator to set more quickly. Break into pieces, place in cellophane bags, and tie the bags with ribbon.
What a pretty gift!