Love Chefs Special Dry Fruit Plum Cake or Plum Cake Blended Baked Cookies BOX ? Chocolate bars can be made in the comforts of your home and the good thing is that expensive or fancy chocolate molds are not needed for this purpose.
Polycarbonate molds or those made of plastic will suffice. Ideally, tempered chocolate should be used. Only three steps are needed, even though it takes a little time. The chocolate has to be melted to a specific temperature and allowed to cool.
Then, at a certain temperature, it has to be brought back up. In short, when cooled, the chocolate will not get white streaks and neither will it ‘bloom’ through tempering.
Recipe Of Dark Chocolate Bars
Use a dry and clean bowl for melting the chocolate and put it over a pan that contains some simmering water. Let the chocolate melt and in the meanwhile, you can prepare the ingredients that you wish to put on the chocolate bars like your favorite Sophisticated Chocolate collection.
The bowl has to be removed from over the pan and the moisture at the bottom of the bowl has to be wiped after the chocolate has been melted or tempered, if that’s what you want to do. A layer of chocolate has to be poured on the molds. Get rid of the air bubbles and evenly distribute the chocolate by rapping it against the counter. Dried fruits, nuts or any other ingredient you wish to add should be topped now and pressed.
The chocolate quantity can be chosen as per your requirement. Start with 250 grams and once the bars come out right, you can increase the quantity. You can use a variety of ingredients here along with dark chocolate like toasted nuts, snipped marshmallows, crisped rice cereal, seeds and any other ingredients can also be added to the chocolate before the mixture is poured onto the molds.
Setting The BarsThe bars have to be put into the refrigerator until they become firm. Only five minutes are needed for tempered chocolate to get firm. If not, then the chocolate is bound to take a bit longer.
StorageFor about a month, it is possible for people to store the tempered chocolate bars at room temperature. The chocolate bars have to be stored in the refrigerator when regular chocolate is being used until people are ready to eat them. You can also gift them like the Cherry Chocochip Nutty mix box.
Variations Of Dark Chocolate Bars
The best part about homemade chocolate bars is that any great ingredient can be added to them. This includes cocoa nibs, a bit of spice, some sea salt, toasted nuts, candied peanuts, dried apricots, thin mints, glazed orange peel, cherries, pretzels, pumpkin seeds, figs, shards of caramel and any other type of candy bars or broken up candy.
Fresh berries or fruits should not be used in these chocolate bars because they tend to dampen if they are not eaten a little after they have been used. A few drops of pure oil, citrus or peppermint can be added for giving a flavor to the chocolates. The chocolate becomes unusable and seizes if any ingredients that contains alcohol and water is used in it. Before spooning or pouring the melted chocolate into the molds, it has to be stirred properly.