Chocolate Tree Bark à la Wolfgang Puck

Chocolate Tree Bark à la Wolfgang Puck

© Wolfgang Puck Catering

Chocolate-Tree-Bark

Chocolate Tree Bark à la Wolfgang Puck

© Wolfgang Puck Catering

If you are working with raw, shelled nuts, place them in a single layer in a baking dish and roast for about 6 minutes until golden, then remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Only then start the rest of the preparation.

Ingredients (Serves 16)

450
g
dark chocolate (64 to 70% cocoa content), coarsely chopped
1/4
cup
pecan halves, roasted
1/4
cup
roasted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup
pistachio nuts, roasted and shelled
1/4
cup
sunflower seeds, roasted and shelled
1/4
cup
dried cherries
1/4
cup
dried apricots, chopped
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Put the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave, set the power to medium and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula and if it is not completely melted, microwave again for 20 seconds. Then stir again and repeat or stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Spread the melted chocolate on the baking sheet lined with paper. The layer should be between 0.5cm and 1cm thick, the edges do not need to be perfect, as the chocolate will be broken up anyway.
  • Immediately sprinkle the pecans, macadamias, pistachios, sunflower seeds, cherries and apricots over the still-melted chocolate. 
  • Let the chocolate set until solid. This will take about 20 minutes at cool room temperature or 5 to 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Break the chocolate into coarse portion pieces and store in a covered container at cool room temperature until ready to serve.

Tip

You can also use other types of chocolate, but then you need to adjust the temperature and duration of the melting process.

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