Crackling firework chocolate bark

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Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids

Do your kids love crackling fireworks? Whether you’re celebrating Bonfire night, having a party or just looking for a fun activity, they will love helping with these crackling firework chocolate bark thins.
 
Chocolate bark takes just 5 minutes to make. Melt the chocolate, pour it out into a pie dish and let the kids decorate it with sprinkles, silver balls and even popping candy that crackles in their mouths! Enjoy as a great Bonfire night treat or just as a fun family baking activity.

 

Summary

Cooking: 5 minutes
Chilling: 1 hour
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 8 pieces chocolate bark

Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids

How to make chocolate bark?

The best thing about this recipe is that it takes 5 minutes to make and really is easy peasy.

Simply melt your chocolate. You can do this in the microwave or by placing the chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.

When it’s just melted, you can then transfer it to an oven dish, lined with greaseproof paper. Smooth it out so that it’s even, and sprinkle on your favourite toppings. That’s it! Now you just have to leave it to set.

As this is firework chocolate bark, we’ve chosen to use colourful sprinkles, silver balls and even popping candy that crackles in your mouth.

But feel free to choose your own toppings. Some ideas are dried fruit, like cranberries or chopped dried apricots, almond shavings, pretzel pieces or even crushed caramel pieces.

Ingredients

  • 220 grams milk chocolate (8 ounces)
  • 120 grams dark chocolate, 70% (4 ounces)
  • Selection of sprinkles – we’ve used colourful sprinkles, stars and silver balls
  • Popping candy or crackling sprinkles – optional, this is edible candy that crackles in your mouth
  • ½ teaspoon salt crystals

Instructions

  1. Break the chocolate into rough squares and place them in a heatproof glass bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or by placing the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stirring. Stop just before the chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Line a 10 x 10 inch ( 25 x 25cm) oven dish or tray with greaseproof parchment paper.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the oven dish and smooth it out with a spatula or knife until it’s an even, thin layer.
  5. Sprinkle on your chosen sprinkles. Kids will love to help with this bit. We used popping candy toppers, silver balls and colourful stars.
  6. Scatter on your salt crystals evenly.
  7. Leave your chocolate bark out to set, which will take a few hours, or pop it in the fridge for an hour until solid.
  8. When it’s ready, lift it off the greaseproof paper and break it apart into rough pieces with your hands. And that’s it! It’s ready to serve. Enjoy your crackling treat.

Crackling firework chocolate bark – our step by step guide:

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Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids
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Melt your chocolate

In a heatproof bowl add your chocolate pieces and start melting them.

You can do this by putting the bowl in the microwave or by leaving it over a saucepan of simmering water for a few minutes and stirring.

When it’s just melted, take it off the heat.

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Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids
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Pour out the melted chocolate

Line a medium sized pie dish with greaseproof parchment paper. Ours was 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25cm).

Pour your melted chocolate out into the dish.

Smooth it over with a knife or with a spatula so that it’s even. It should be a thin layer.

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Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids
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Have fun decorating your chocolate bark

Now for the fun bit. Get all your chosen decorations together. We’ve used colourful sprinkles, stars, silver balls and popping candy but you can use any toppings you like.

Some other ideas are chopped pistachios, caramel pieces, or dried fruits.

Start sprinkling them all over the melted chocolate.

Finally sprinkle on your salt crystals evenly.

 

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Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids
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Let it set and break it apart

Let your chocolate set. You can do this by just leaving it out, which will take a few hours. Or to speed things up you could pop it in the fridge for about an hour until solid.

When it’s ready, take it out of the oven dish and break it apart into rough pieces with your hands.

It’s good to go!

Enjoy this crackling firework chocolate bark as a Bonfire night treat!

 

Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids

 

Make this crackling firework chocolate bark this bonfire night or for a fun baking activity with the kids

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Crackling firework chocolate bark

Do your kids love crackling fireworks? Whether you’re celebrating Bonfire night, having a party or just looking for a fun activity, they will love helping with these crackling firework chocolate bark thins.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bonfire night chocolate bark, bonfire night party food, bonfire night treats, chocolate bark, chocolate bark thins, firework chocolate bark
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 8 pieces chocolate bark
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 220 grams milk chocolate (8 ounces)
  • 120 grams dark chocolate, 70% (4 ounces)
  • Sprinkle selection we’ve used colourful sprinkles, stars and silver balls
  • Popping candy or crackling sprinkles optional, this is edible candy that crackles in your mouth
  • ½ tsp salt crystals

Instructions

  • Break the chocolate into rough squares and place them in a heatproof glass bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or by placing the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stirring. Stop just before the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Line a 10 x 10 inch ( 25 x 25cm) oven dish or tray with greaseproof parchment paper.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the oven dish and smooth it out with a spatula or knife until it’s an even, thin layer.
  • Sprinkle on your chosen sprinkles. Kids will love to help with this bit. We used popping candy toppers, silver balls and colourful stars.
  • Scatter on your salt crystals evenly.
  • Leave your chocolate bark out to set, which will take a few hours, or pop it in the fridge for an hour until solid.
  • When it’s ready, lift it off the greaseproof paper and break it apart into rough pieces with your hands. And that’s it! It’s ready to serve. Enjoy your crackling treat.