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Chocolate-Almond Wood-Grain Bark

Faux bois, a wood-grain pattern, is a beautiful way to showcase the two types of chocolate used in this bark.

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  • Yield: One 8-by-12-inch sheet
Chocolate-Almond Wood-Grain Bark

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped toasted almonds

Directions

  1. Melt white chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring. Spread white chocolate onto an 8-by-12-inch food-safe plastic wood-grain texture mat (chineseclayart.com) using a small offset spatula. Scrape off excess chocolate, using spatula, until the thinnest layer possible is left on mat. Transfer mat to a baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

  2. Melt bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring. Mix in almonds. Spread mixture onto white chocolate in an even layer. Refrigerate
    until firm, about 1 hour. Peel away mat.

Reviews (5)

  • Kelly Long 5 Dec, 2012

    Moonstar if you check the site under food decorations, you'll see that there is a food safe mat that makes a wood grain impression.

  • moonstar 24 Nov, 2012

    I would appreciate hearing from MS staff regarding mat for bark design as it is not food safe.

  • kealoha2 22 Nov, 2012

    What you can use are preprinted chocolate transfer sheets. There are hundreds of transfer designs to choose from. They're available from Amazon.com or other on-line sites such as Gobal Sugar Art, inkedibles and Shopzillas. They're easy to use and give chocolates a professional look.

  • silverykay 21 Nov, 2012

    The website for the texture mats doesn't seem to have food-safe plastic mats. In fact, here's what the product description states: "The Texture Mat is a patented clay tool for making textures on the surface of wet clay. The artist or student can use the textured clay to build many different forms. It is only for clay, not for Food."

  • SarahInOregon 17 Nov, 2011

    Has anyone tried this with a wood-grain tool instead of the mat? I wonder if it would work... ?

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