WIN a trip for two to the South of France
WIN a trip for two to the South of France

IMAGE

Ask the Doctor: ‘How soon after a double mastectomy could I have reconstructive surgery?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘How soon after a double mastectomy could I have reconstructive surgery?’

Sarah Gill

This five-bedroom family home in Blackrock is on the market for €1,325,000
This five-bedroom family home in Blackrock is on the market for €1,325,000

Sarah Finnan

Influencer-washing in Dubai: How human rights violations hide behind glamorous influencers
Influencer-washing in Dubai: How human rights violations hide behind glamorous influencers

Roe McDermott

The step-by-step guide to laying a chic summer tablescape
The step-by-step guide to laying a chic summer tablescape

Holly O'Neill

Social Pictures: The Irish premiere of Twisters
Social Pictures: The Irish premiere of Twisters

IMAGE

Inside interior designer Stephanie O’Sullivan’s concrete Dublin 7 home
Inside interior designer Stephanie O’Sullivan’s concrete Dublin 7 home

Amanda Kavanagh

‘Self-care’ is not a buzzword, for young women – it’s essential
‘Self-care’ is not a buzzword, for young women – it’s essential

Edaein OConnell

Head Chef at Dela Shannon Di Cola Schiano on her life in food
Head Chef at Dela Shannon Di Cola Schiano on her life in food

Sarah Gill

Women in Sport: Cork gaelic and camogie star Hannah Looney
Women in Sport: Cork gaelic and camogie star Hannah Looney

Sarah Gill

Image / Editorial

Edible Christmas Tree! Make Your Own Chocolate Bark


By Kate Phelan
22nd Dec 2015
Edible Christmas Tree! Make Your Own Chocolate Bark

This is chocolate as you’ve never known it! Make someone’s day with these delightfully spicy, floral combinations of white and dark chocolate bark…

In search of the perfect present for a chocolate lover? Look no further. This festive floral recipe for homemade chocolate bark makes 2 delicious bars of each colour chocolate.

YOU WILL NEED
* 100g dark chocolate
* 100g white chocolate
* 1 tsp chilli flakes
* 1 tsp sea salt flakes
* 1 tsp lavender flowers
* 1 tsp dried cornflower petals
* 1 tsp rose petals
* 5 cardamom pods, crushed and seeds taken out
* 2 tsp edible glitter

METHOD
For the dark chocolate bark
1 Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie.
2 Once melted, spread into bar shapes on baking paper.
3 Sprinkle with desired toppings such as chilli flakes and sea salt or rose petals and edible glitter.
4 Leave to cool, then wrap.

For the white chocolate version
1 Repeat steps 1 and 2.
2 Top with lavender and cornflower petals or rose and cardamom seeds.
3 Leave to cool, then wrap.

Recipes and styling Jette Virdi  Photography Nathalie Marquez Courtney  Styling Assistant Michelle Hanley