Chocolate bark is fast & simple to make at home and can be customized with a variety of toppings. Pick your favorite chocolate — milk, semi-sweet, bittersweet, and even white . . . Dress it up with dried fruits, nuts, or other toppings such as pretzels, crumbled cookies, mints, cereals, or even sprinkles. This festive treat will wow your guests and would also make a great hostess gift!
While reorganizing my pantry, I discovered that I had a bag of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips that, really I don’t remember buying. I don’t use white chocolate very often, but since I found I now have a bag that is only a few months shy of its expiration date, I wanted to bake something with it. First of all, what is white chocolate, anyway? It is a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, milk solids, lecithin, and vanilla. Technically, it is not really chocolate because it does not contain any chocolate liquor, which is the smooth liquid paste which comes from grinding the cacao beans. It is this liquid paste that gives chocolate its flavor and color.