As promised, I saved "the best" for last. The last of the chocoley chocolate that is! This company was kind enough to send me a review package of their finest chocolate products. So, I proceeded to test them. I have to say, it was some of the best tasting ever. I set out to prove that chocolate goes with and in everything! Of course, I tried chocolate covered strawberries, chicken mole and a new favorite, chocolate blueberry biscotti!
|Extra dark chocolate covered berries|
|Chocolate chicken mole|
|The best blueberry chocolate biscotti!|
But, the best, by unanimous decision was the chocolate blueberry almond bark that I made for a Mother's Day treat. It brought smiles and wide eyes to everyone who tried it.
|Mom with her blueberry chocolate candy...all smiles!|
I'm even seriously considering packaging it for sale. Yes, it was that good!
|Not photogenic but delicious!|
The candy making was relatively simple. I used Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom dark chocolate melts. One batch consisted of:
2 cups chocolate melts
3/4 cup chopped unsalted roasted almonds
3/4 cup dried blueberry flavored cranberries
The great thing about Chocoley Chocolate company is that their website was extremely helpful with different recipes and candy making techniques. I'm new at candy making so each visit to the website was a revelation! Back to the bark!
Using a microwave and "safe" container, microwave the chocolate for one minute at 50% power. Remove and stir with a spatula. Return to the microwave for increments of 15-20 seconds until almost melted stirring each time.
Have a baking sheet covered with waxed paper ready, plus your other ingredients, all two of them. So simple! I added the almonds and blueberries to the melted chocolate, stirred and poured the mixture out onto the covered baking sheet. Work quickly while spreading it to desired thickness. Place in the refrigerator to cool and harden. Voila! Remove after hard and break into pieces.
Again, I'd like to thank Chocoley for letting me share their product with my readers...It's been fun and chocolicious!
Remember to get your discount when ordering from their website using the code:WENDYSFAV15. This offer expires in a few days 5/15/2011. They also have a free email molding class you can take advantage of. Link at the bottom.
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