Leftover Home Made Fruit and Nut Bark

The festivities are over but yet the cupboards are still bursting with leftover nibbles and selection boxes full of chocolates.

With the new year intentions of eating healthier we are rationing out the stockpile of chocolate and this is an easy way to create something delicious, whilst using up all the bits that are squashed into plastic storage boxes.

I added the end of a bag of dried fruit and some blueberries that needed eating up.

mixed berries

This is the easiest thing to make. All you need is chocolate and your choice of toppings. I'm a fruit and nut fan so this made perfect sense.

chocolate bark ingredients

Anyone can make this. You could make a more grown up version by adding a sprinkle of sea salt or use some left over sweets for a eye popping treat for the children.

Melt your chocolate in the microwave for about a minute. Stir and repeat for 20 seconds if it still needs further melting to be smooth but not so runny it will drip off your paper.

Lay a piece of baking or greaseproof paper on a chopping board or baking tray and with a spatular spread a thin layer of chocolate over the paper. I made mine about half a cm.

Sprinkle with your toppings and set in the fridge for half an hour.

Break or cut to serve and store in the fridge in an airtight container if you can't finish it all.

bark ingredients

We all know a little of what you fancy doesn't hurt you. And this is a simple way of still eating chocolate without gorging!

Just eat one piece with your cup of tea ;)

how to make chocolate bark

Have you got any good leftover recipes?

We are trying hard to be good this month. After a month long house move, we've eaten too many takeaways, drunk too much wine, so for January it's back to being a child again. Milk or water! Well and tea of course.

But a cold glass of milk goes so well with this chocolate wonder.

chocolate bark
chocolate bark
chocolate bark
chocolate bark