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.

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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.

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

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