Macadamia Bark – nutty sweetness for your Valentine

Macadamia Bark

Are you nuts about your Valentine?  This Macadamia Bark is so easy to make and so yummy that if homemade is your style you can’t beat it as a DIY Foodie gift.  I first made this bark for last minute Christmas pressies and it went down a treat, of course I had to taste test each batch just to make sure it was “gift worthy” which could be part of the reason everything is a touch tight around the middle region these days!  There is only a tiny piece of the bark in the photo, not because I ate the rest but as it’s a tad hot up here at the moment and everything melts in about 3 seconds flat!  There were gooey puddles on the table just after I finished photographing this!!

I used the Thermomix to melt the chocolate but a microwave or saucepans will all do just fine.  You only need 3 ingredients and some chilling time and your little gift of sweetness for that someone special (which includes yourself) is ready to be wrapped up and presented!  If you are not into Valentines Day “bark” makes a great “hostess” gift as well or as a sweet treat when the ladies come over (not that you need a reason as any time is a good time for “bark”).

macadamia bark ready to be chilled

Ready to be chilled
Macadamia Bark

Ingredients

  • 250 g good quality dark chocolate
  • 150 g white chocolate bits (or milk if you prefer)
  • 100 g macadamias, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Line a shallow sided baking tray (20 x 20cm) with baking paper, if you have otherwise a lamington tin will work as even if it doesn't fill the whole space up it's thick enough to stay put!
  2. Melt the dark chocolate 3 mins / 80 degrees / speed 2 in the Thermomix or 1 minute on a medium high heat in the microwave.
  3. Pour the dark chocolate into the prepared tin and sprinkle half the macadamias
  4. Melt the white (or milk) chocolate 2 minutes / 80 degrees / Speed 2 or 30 seconds in the microwave until it's runny.
  5. Drizzle the white chocolate over the dark and then using a toothpick swirl it through again
  6. Top with the remaining macadamias and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  7. Once set hard break it up into "bark" and enjoy it!
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4 comments on “Macadamia Bark – nutty sweetness for your Valentine

  1. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    February 11, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Oh yummy, Vicki! I just made some Valentine-themed chocolate bark, too! Great minds, right? 😀 I’ve been sharing some (ie. one tiny piece) with my valentine, but most of it has been going into my lunchbox for work for when I need a 3pm pick-me-up. Works every time! 😛

    • Vicki
      February 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Ha yes right!. I’ve got a real thing for Macadamias at the moment and well always for chocolate! x

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    February 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    We don’t really do anything for Valentines Day – or at least I hope not as I haven’t organised anything! This looks so good, I love chocolate bark!

    • Vicki
      February 16, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      We don’t really either (and GT was away this year so it went unnoticed) but any excuse for chocolate!

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