Friday, June 4, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Bar

Homemade Chocolate Bar

There is something wonderfully comforting about a bar of chocolate. I found this recipe in a slow cooker book of all places and made it at the insistence of my mom. It was so creamy and delicious, I'll definitely be making it again. I also love how versatile it is, you could add just about anything to the chocolate before it hardens. I'm picturing roast pistachios or macadamia nuts. Perhaps mini marshmallows alongside the peanuts for a rocky road flavor. Almonds and a sprinkling of sea salt as it cools perhaps? What are your favorite chocolate pairings?

Homemade Chocolate Bar
modified and adapted from the Crockpot: The Original Slow Cooker cookbook

1 pound milk chocolate almond bar, broken into pieces
1 4oz. bar of sweetened German chocolate
1 12oz. package of mini semisweet chocolate chips
add in of choice

Put the chocolate into your slow cooker and set it to high for approximately 45 minutes. Do not stir. By the end of this phase the chocolate should be shiny and starting to melt. Turn the heat down to low for another hour, stirring at regular intervals. At this point the chocolate should be completely melted. Stir in your add in (pictured above, approx 2 cups of roasted and lightly salted peanuts).

Line a lipped pan (I used a jelly roll pan) with parchment paper and pour out the melted chocolate mixture. Spread around until it's of an even thickness. Allow the chocolate to set on the counter and move to the refrigerator if necessary. Once the chocolate is solid break into pieces of a size of your choice. Store in a sealed container.

As an added tip, store in the refrigerator if you live in a warm climate and want your chocolate to be more solid in texture. Living in the desert I found that mine started to soften when it was left on the counter.

9 comments:

  1. I think this is a keeper recipe . . . use candy canes and make this the PERFECT Christmas gift.

    Thanks for sharing.

    :0} paula

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  2. @Paula Candy canes would be amazing, I love the idea of using it for a Christmas gift. I'll definitely have to give that a try.

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  3. oh yum yum yum!!!! i'm drooling here looking at the screen!!!

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  4. That looks way too delicious!!! I'll have to try it sometime. :)

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  5. this looks way better than a store bought candy bar! Yummm...and you could add-in whatever you wanted!

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  6. I never would have thought of cooking chocolate in a slow cooker, this is fantastic! You have a great blog, thanks for the awesome idea!

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  7. I mold these into small balls and add a hint of rum before the mixture cools. Thanks for the new idea. You could throw in almost anything you want.

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