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Tons of Easter chocolate left? How to turn it into chocolate bark in eleven minutes

Like every year after Easter, I’m faced with a pile of chocolate. Time to breathe new life into those eggs and bunnies. I’ll show you how easy it is to make delicious and fancy chocolate bark from the leftovers.

Every year I’m very grateful for every chocolate bunny I’m gifted. It does mean postponing my resolution to eat fewer sweets to next New Year’s Eve. But hey, I’ll make an exception just this once. Naturally, I’m not going to devour all the chocolate myself. Instead, I plan on giving it back to the senders without them even noticing.

Turning a chocolate bunny into a gift is very easy. All you need are the leftover chocolate bunnies, an oven, a few toppings and ten minutes. Alright, eleven!

1. Prep

First up, I preheat the oven to 50°C top/bottom heat. Next, I place a sheet of baking paper in a baking dish and cover it with bits of chocolate. The white chocolate’s broken into smaller pieces because it takes longer to melt. I then pop the chocolate in the centre of the preheated oven and let it melt for 11 to 14 minutes.

To make the different colours more visible after mixing, I place the white chocolate between the milk and dark chocolate.
To make the different colours more visible after mixing, I place the white chocolate between the milk and dark chocolate.
Source: Stefanie Lechthaler

2. Melt

After eleven minutes, I use a chopstick to see if the chocolate is soft. Some bits haven’t melted yet, so I put the dish back for another two minutes. Once that’s done, I swirl the different types of chocolate into each other using a wooden skewer.

Choc art.
Choc art.
Source: Stefanie Lechthaler

3. Decorate

Once I’m happy with the pattern, I sprinkle the toppings onto my chocolate bark. This needs to be done while the chocolate is still runny. My toppings are almonds, cornflakes, desiccated coconut and edible flowers.

The edible flowers make the chocolate look like I paid 20 francs for it.
The edible flowers make the chocolate look like I paid 20 francs for it.
Source: Stefanie Lechthaler
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Decora Edible flowers (1 x)
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13.20 CHF per piece for 2 units

Decora Edible flowers

1 x

Nectaflor Almonds (200 g)
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6.25 CHF per piece for 3 units 31.25 CHF/1kg

Nectaflor Almonds

200 g

Nectaflor Coconut flakes (150 g)
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2.75 CHF per piece for 4 units 18.33 CHF/1kg

Nectaflor Coconut flakes

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4. Enjoy

I then refrigerate the chocolate for a few hours until it’s hard. Finally, I cut the bar into equally sized pieces and put them in small decorative bags.

Wrapped up with a bow; the rabbits have gone and I can now give the result away without feeling bad. Muahaha.
Wrapped up with a bow; the rabbits have gone and I can now give the result away without feeling bad. Muahaha.
Source: Stefanie Lechthaler

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