Strawberry Chocolate Bark

Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly
Freeze Dried Strawberry Chocolate Bark.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chopped semi-sweet chocolate (or your favorite good quality chocolate)
  • 2 Bags Brothers All Natural freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped white chocolate, or white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening (we used non-hydrogenated)

Directions

Step 1
To ensure that your chocolate is shiny, with a good snap and no white spots, you'll need to temper it. The following steps are one quick way to do that.
Step 2
Melt about 3/4 of the chocolate (12 ounces) in microwave stirring at 15-30 second intervals until thoroughly melted. Ideally you want the mixture at about 115 degrees. Add the remaining chopped chocolate into the bowl of warm melted chocolate and stir until the pieces are melted and the chocolate mixture is smooth. The addition of the unmelted chocolate should bring the temperature down. You want to get it to 81 degrees. Finally, put the chocolate back into the microwave and heat at 10-15 second intervals, stirring after each until the temperature reaches 88-90 degrees F.
Step 3
Spread the melted chocolate on a parchment lined baking sheet to desired thickness. Top with strawberries.
Step 4
Place the white chocolate and shortening in a small bowl and heat in the microwave stirring every 15 seconds until melted and smooth. If it seems too thick, add a bit more shortening
Step 5
Place melted white chocolate into a plastic Ziploc bag, cut off the tip and drizzle over bark.
Step 6
Chill until set then break into pieces.