If you’ve been around here long, you know that I love flowers and I love food (specifically of the sugary variety). So, I thought I would combine the two in a colorful DIY recipe that is oh so sweet. You game?
Here’s how to make color blocked chocolate bark with edible flower confetti…
Supplies and Ingredients:
white chocolate candy melts // gel food coloring // edible flowers (I found mine at Whole Foods) // colorful sprinkles (optional) // wax paper // sheet pan // wooden spoon // flat spatula // wooden skewers
1. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the packaging, either on the stovetop or microwave.
2. Separate the melted chocolate into 2 containers and add gel food coloring to each one. I chose violet and pink for my colors.
3. Then, pour the melted chocolate onto a sheet pan that has been covered with wax paper. Keep the half of the pan one color and the other half the second color to get a color blocked look. Smooth with a flat spatula, if needed.
4. Next, remove the petals from your edible flowers. And while the chocolate is still in a liquid state on the pan, sprinkle the flower petals over the top of the chocolate.
5. Add colorful sprinkles as well, if desired.
6. Then wait for the chocolate to harden completely. You can speed this process up by putting the pan into the fridge.
7. Once the chocolate is completely hardened, use the back of a wooden spoon to break the chocolate up into pieces of bark, as shown in the photos.
Art direction, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
Recipe production assisted by Linda Jedenawski
Have you ever tried using edible flowers for food projects? Aren’t they fun to work with?
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