Local Recipes: Holiday Chocolate Bark and Treats, using Purity Products

These are easy to prepare and are great to offer as edible gifts, or to serve during a holiday party.

To help you prepare for the holiday season, we decided to create an assortment of chocolate barks and treats that incorporate some of our favourite Purity cookies and candies. These treats are easy to prepare and are great to offer as edible gifts, or to serve during a holiday party.

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Yield: 6 gift bags with assorted chocolates

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Gingersnap Dark Chocolate Bark

  • 2 cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (4-5 cookies) Purity Gingersnap cookies, crushed

Swirled Peppermint Lump Chocolate Bark

  • 2 cups dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate, chopped
  • ½ bag Purity Peppermint Lumps or Nobs, crushed

Chocolate Dipped Jam Jams

  • 12 Purity Jam Jams cookies
  • ½ cup dark chocolate, chopped

Preparation

Gingersnap Dark Chocolate Bark

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl over a saucepan that has a bit of water at the bottom (about 2 centimetres of water).
  3. Melt the chocolate over the double boiler using hot, but not boiling water. Stir regularly as chocolate is melting.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate on the lined baking sheet and spread evenly using a spatula until it is approximately 1/8 to 1/8 inch thick.
  5. While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle the pieces of Purity Gingersnap cookies over the melted chocolate.
  6. Let the bark cool for approximately one to two hours in the refrigerator.
  7. Once it is cool, break into bite-sized pieces and store in an airtight container or package in cellophane bags tied with ribbon and handwritten labels for the perfect homemade gift.

Swirled Peppermint Lump Chocolate Bark

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the dark and white chocolate separately by following steps 2 and 3 of the Gingersnap Dark Chocolate Bark recipe above.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the lined baking sheet and spread evenly with a spatula until it is approximately 1/8 to 1/8 inch thick.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of melted white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate.
  5. Using the tip of a knife or a wooden skewer, swirl the two chocolates together by doing horizontal and vertical lines in the chocolate.
  6. While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle the pieces of Purity Peppermint candy over the melted chocolate.
  7. Let the bark cool for approximately one to two hours in the refrigerator.
  8. Once it is cool, break into bite-sized pieces and store in an airtight container or package in cellophane bags tied with ribbon and handwritten labels for the perfect homemade gift.

Chocolate Dipped Jam Jams

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate by following steps 2 and 3 of the Gingersnap Dark Chocolate Bark recipe above.
  3. Dip half of each Purity Jam Jams cookie in the melted chocolate and place dipped cookies on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Let the cookies cool for approximately one to two hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Store in an airtight container or package in cellophane bags tied with ribbon and handwritten labels for the perfect homemade gift.

 

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