Fireworks white chocolate bark is far more of a creative assembly job than a recipe which in my mind makes it all the more fun to put together. It’s a process more than anything else, get familiar with how to make it and you can literally do pretty much whatever you want. Go crazy with the toppings, textures, flavour combos, the works.
This chocolate bark was made with Bonfire Night celebrations in mind, but very happily would also work for Diwali which also falls around the same time of year or even New Year’s Eve for that matter. All involve festivities which include fireworks, huzzah! I love the drama and spectacle of firework displays and these really bring together the joy and magic of these celebrations.
Creamy white chocolate, covered with swirls and splatters of multicoloured food colouring, sprinkles, edible glitter and topped before eating with popping candy for a true multi-sensory experience. All ages will love these and it’s something a bit different to whip up for your celebrations.
This honestly takes minutes to make. The fridge does all the hard work for you.
I first discovered chocolate bark watching Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa. So many beautifully simple but tasty recipes here. Take a look.
Fireworks white chocolate bark
200g white chocolate
Range of food colouring (I used purple, pink, green and red but just use what you have. Bold, contrasting colours will work best here).
Gold star sprinkles
Popping candy (to sprinkle on before you eat).
Chop the white chocolate pieces into fine shards. Divide the chocolate in half.
Melt the first half in the microwave in short bursts, about 30 seconds each time. Once the chocolate has just melted, remove from the microwave and gently stir in the remaining chocolate. The heat of the chocolate should be enough to melt the remaining. This is the simplest way to temper chocolate without using a chocolate thermometer.
Spread the chocolate over a lined baking tray (with baking parchment) so that it evenly covers the tray to the size that you want.
Add blobs of food colouring across the white chocolate, alternating colours next to each other that you think will look good together.
Then, using a bamboo skewer or a toothpick, swirl the colours together, creating tye-dye patterns, which will form the shapes of your fireworks.
Add on as many gold stars as you like to recreate the night sky.
Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours so that it is fully set or overnight if you can.
Break off shards of the bark and share with friends and family. Just before eating, sprinkle some popping candy over the top and this will add a fun twist when you eat them, replicating firework sounds in your mouth.
Love white chocolate? Here’s another simple recipe idea for you White chocolate sparkle ice cream
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