Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Spring is around the corner and here at TVFGI even the chocolate is decked out in pretty pastels — my Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is special enough for any occasion, from Easter and Passover, to weddings, showers and beyond, but we like to make it just because it’s fun!

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is an easy and beautiful homemade candy --- perfect for special occasions, or just for fun!

This pretty bark answers the question so many of you asked after seeing my first multi-color Marbleized Bark from the other week.  That was made with a white chocolate base and you wondered if it would work with regular chocolate.  Yes you does!  I did a batch with dark chocolate, and then with milk, above, and it came out perfectly, the colors really pop.  An added benefit of using regular chocolate is that it’s a lot less finicky when it comes to melting, so this project is very easy to do.

Milk Chocolate Marbelized Bark

I went with a limited palette with for this project, I used milk chocolate, with white, blue, and green Candy Melts.  Candy Melts are little disks of colored confectionery that melt easily in the microwave, they behave just like chocolate, and have a pleasant vanilla flavor.  You can find them in large craft stores like Michaels, and also on Amazon.   The fun part is that they come in lots of colors, and you can mix them to create even more.  I mixed the blue and white, with a little green to get the robin’s egg shade.

Making Marbleized Milk Chocolate Bark

I made a quick video to show you how simple the technique is — we’re not going for anything super fancy here.  You’ll need some sort of slim skewer or chopstick to create the swirls, I’m using a pointed chopstick in this video.  I like to do rounded swirls all over, breaking up any large globs of color, and then go back and forth across the whole slab.  It’s fun to do — the more you swirl the more intricate your design becomes.  Don’t worry about the chocolate hardening too quickly…once melted it will stay soft for a while.  After you do a preliminary pass, stand back and look at your creation.  Add more swirls if you like, the colors remain true

That’s all there is to it — I put the whole tray in the refrigerator until it’s hard and then chop it into pieces with a large sharp knife.  It’ll keep at cool room temperature, or in the fridge.

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips
  • white candy melts
  • blue candy melts
  • green candy melts

Instructions

  1. Basically you want your chocolate and your colored candy melts to all be melted at the same time. I usually start with the candy melts.
  2. Put about 1/4 cup of each color candy melt in a small microwave safe glass. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. The heat of the glass will help melt the candy. Don't over heat, use just enough microwave time to get the candy to a fluid state. You can do them one at a time or put all three glasses in the microwave at once.
  3. Put the milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Remove and stir. If necessary, heat the chocolate for another 15 -30 seconds, just until warm enough to melt all the lumps.
  4. When everything is melted and ready, pour the regular chocolate out onto a baking sheet. The sheet can be lined with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or nothing, it works all ways. Spread the chocolate out with a small spatula into a rectangle approximately 8x11, or roughly the size of a piece of paper. The larger your rectangle, the thinner your bark will be.
  5. Now make blobs or streaks of the colored candy melts on top. Use a small spoon and arrange the blogs all over the surface of the chocolate.
  6. Take a skewer or chopstick and begin to make swirls through all the layers, moving all over the chocolate, around in spirals, and up and then in long movements across the slab and up and down.
  7. Put the whole tray in the refrigerator to set up. When hard, cut into pieces with a large sharp knife.
  8. Store at cool room temperature, or in the fridge.
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notes:

  •  With the darker base of regular chocolate I find that the lighter colors, plus white, work particularly well.  There are no hard and fast rules, though, so use the colors that appeal to you.
  • To make the Robin’s Egg Blue that I used, mix equal parts white and blue candy melts, and add a few green disks.  Melt and stir, and then add more white or green to get the shade you like.  You can remelt the candy over and over again if you are doing multiple projects.

A stunning quick and easy marbleized chocolate bark

 

 

 

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Milk Chocolate Marbleized Bark is beautiful, and easy to do. It's the perfect treat for spring holidays like Easter and Passover, as well as weddings, showers, --- or just for fun!

26 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary @ Fit and Fed
    March 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Oh my gosh! I have done marbling, but on paper, not like this! What a great family project this would be!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      You’ll have such a good time doing this Mary :)

  • Reply
    Susan
    March 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Loved the video, Sue! Your barks are real works of art!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Too pretty, I love those swirls!

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    All That I'm Eating
    March 14, 2016 at 3:41 am

    What a nice idea, something different and easy to make too!

  • Reply
    Darby
    March 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Absolutely stunning!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 13, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Darby — you need to come visit and make some with me!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    March 13, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Magnificent! Love the video, you really showed how simple it is Sue and yet it looks like artwork!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    March 13, 2016 at 6:42 am

    It’s a work of ART!

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    March 13, 2016 at 6:27 am

    You make the most colourful foods, Sue! This would be fun to make at any age but I’m really looking forward to doing it with my little nephews. This is our project for this week’s break from school. Love it!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 13, 2016 at 5:41 am

    So pretty! That blue is stunning and your swirls are perfect :)

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    Rebekah | Kitchen Gidget
    March 13, 2016 at 3:28 am

    So pretty! I love the video – looks doable. And so many ways to color customize for holidays or parties!

  • Reply
    cheri
    March 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Sue, what a showstopper this is, so beautiful. The video was great too, I am a visual person so that was wonderful.

  • Reply
    Renee
    March 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! Wrap it up and it would make a lovely gift as well.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Yup — just match the colors to the occasion.

  • Reply
    Helen @ family-friends-food
    March 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This is so pretty! What a fabulous homemade gift :-)

  • Reply
    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    March 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    This is just too pretty to eat! It is art!

  • Reply
    Peter Block
    March 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    really cool. You truly elevated bark and I didn’t think that was possible.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Peter— it seems pretty foolproof, i done it lots of times and it always comes out looking beautiful.

  • Reply
    judith
    March 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

    This is totally amazing, Sue! I cannot wait to take the plunge and attempt one. I’ve now gone back through all your barks – Beautiful!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      You’ll love this — and you can customize the colors to go with your decor, the current holiday, your favorite team, whatever!

  • Reply
    monique
    March 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I knew it would be gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      It’s hard to say which I like best, but because I’m a dark chocolate girl, I think I’d have to go with this one over the white.

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    March 12, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Bring on the swirls, this is so pretty I could eat the whole thing myself. Beautiful!

  • Reply
    La Torontoise
    March 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Sue, love these colors!! Why do I have so much work these days… and can not do anything like this: -((

    I look forward to finishing with my deadlines…
    This recipe made my day:)

    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Take a quick break from work, this project will relieve stress — plus you get to eat chocolate!

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