Almond & Coffee Chocolate Bark

February 11, 2014

What comes up in mind when you hear Valentine's Day? Yes - roses, presents, love hearts, cards and CHOCOLATE. Right?! 

If you're still looking for a little something to whip up for V-Day, feast your eyes on this easy chocolate bark recipe that will sure win the heart of your loved ones. You'll only need 4 ingredients (say whaaaa!) and maybe 10 minutes of your time. Yes, you can thank me now and perhaps blame me for forever ruining your diet - mwahahahahaha *evil laugh*.


Ingredients //
200g of milk chocolate
200g of dark chocolate
Flaked almonds (or whatever type of nuts you want to substitute with)
1 teaspoon of coffee liqueur 

Method //
1.  Place almonds in the oven to roast for 10 minutes or until brown. Set aside to cool.
2.  Finely chop the chocolate and melt in bowl placed on top of a boiling pot.  
3.  Once chocolate is melted, add the coffee liqueur, half of the roasted almonds and mix together well.
4.  Pour the chocolate mixture onto a board lined with aluminium foil. Spread it evenly into a layer of 1/2 cm of thickness (or to however thin/thick you'd like it to be).
5.  Sprinkle the rest of almonds on top and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden. Once hard, break it into small pieces and place in an airtight container.

Hint - try changing up what chocolate & liqueur you use. I've done a batch of white chocolate and peppermint with roasted almonds - YUM.

11 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD. My heart... my arteries... they will explodeeeee!!!

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    1. Mine already have so I might as well keep eating them right? ;)

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  2. coffee & choc, match made in heaven! this recipe sounds super easy

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    1. It's bloody easy! Best way to spruce up any old chocolate lying around the house Katherine :)

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  3. Is the recipe/method exactly the same for white choc & peppermint combo? Just substitute the dark/milk choc for white, and pour in some peppermint flavour? Or does it have to be liqueur??.

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    1. Yep, exactly the same recipe but with those substitutions! :) Let me know how you go with the white choc & peppermint!

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  4. This is great! i used pistachios instead and made them for my husband, and made another batch for my daughter's year 2 class (without the nuts of course, god can you imagine allergies!) and it was a hit!! I think I might've slightly outdone all the other mums thanks to you ;)

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    1. Pistachios would be so yummy! And gosh, you would be a popular mum!!!

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! It's not a really big deal in our house, but we are making love-heart cookies (the dough is in the fridge as I type) :) I always end up with bits of chocolate left after various baking projects, so a recipe like this would be perfect. Thank you for sharing xoxox

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    1. I always have leftover chocolate in the house and that's how I came up with this little recipe - been a family favourite for a few years now! :) Heart cookies sound like a lot of fun, especially when you have a little one that can join in!

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  6. How did I miss this?! This is so wonderful and so easy, will have to try tonight!! We always have leftover chocolate in the house!!

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