Recipe by Sydney Mike
Found this recipe while looking for a different one, & thought the lemon & chocolate combo sounded interesting! It's on my to-make list! If you plan on having this bark at room temperature for long periods of time, you should temper the chocolate to make it temperature-stable.
Top Review by sarah
Be aware that normal food coloring or lemon extract can cause the white chocolate to seize. Use oil based color and flavor or add a little oil to the chocolate to stop it from seizing
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 4 lemons, zest of, candied
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon extract or 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon oil
- 2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Line a 13"x9" rimmed baking sheet with a smooth sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
- To candy the lemon zest, in medium saucepan place 1 cup of water & 1 cup of granulated sugar, & bring to boil.
- Add zest & cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes, or until water is yellowish & zest is translucent.
- Drain water & spread candied zest on wax paper to dry several minutes, then coarsely chop zest.
- In microwave OR in a double boiler, melt bittersweet chocolate, then pour on prepared baking sheet. Use spatula to spread chocolate in a thin layer, then place in refrigerator to set.
- In microwave OR in a double boiler, melt white chocolate. Stir in lemon extract or oil, then, if desired, add several drops of yellow candy food coloring.
- Pour white chocolate on top of dark chocolate & smooth into a thin layer.
- While top layer is still wet, sprinkle chopped lemon zest on top & gently press into the chocolate.
- Place tray in refrigerator to set.
- When set, break into irregular pieces & serve.