Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Bark


I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day and either made or received delicious treats!  While I was engaged in making the treats, I did receive a great surprise in the middle of a very hectic Valentine's workday when I received an email that I won a Food Network blogger contest for my post on Oreo Truffles!  Thank you Food Network for the amazing gift package including cookbooks, DVD's, and other foodie goodies.  I cannot wait to get into the kitchen and try out my new tools.


If you went all out for Valentine's Day and made a very complicated dessert, maybe you're now looking for something super simple yet still super sweet.  If that's the case then I have the perfect recipe for you.  This Chocolate Marshmallow Bark couldn't be any easier even if you tried!  And the taste may send you right over the edge.   Each bite that consists of smooth and creamy marshmallow contrasted by bittersweet chocolate makes for the most amazing combination!


You'll be puzzled as to how something so rich can be created from only 3 ingredients; but I swear it's for real.  Go ahead and give it a try!  

Chocolate Marshmallow Bark
adapted from Weight Watchers
(4 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

8 oz. bittersweet or dark chocolate
2 tsp butter
3 cups mini-marshmallow

Directions

Line a 9- X 9-inch pan with aluminum foil. 

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly combined.  Remove from the heat and stir in marshmallows. 

Scrape the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan using a spatula; smooth into a somewhat even layer.  Refrigerate until the chocolate sets, at least 1 hour.  Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. Cut into 12 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving (4 PointsPlus per serving).


The bark becomes very soft pretty quickly, so be sure to eat right out of the fridge or you'll find your hands coated in chocolate. 

10 comments:

  1. Mmm. that look so good! I would love the texture of the marshmallows covered in chocolate. If you put graham cracker pieces in there, would that make these smores bark? :)

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  2. Congrats!

    This bark look so tasty....I'm tickled by the thought of a s'mores version too. :)

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  3. Yum, this sounds like one incredible idea. I love the contrast in textures. I hope you'll come by and link it up to Sweets for a Saturday #6. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

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  4. Wow, these chocolate marshmallow bark looks delicious!!! What a wonderful idea and combination of flavor and texture!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. These are perfect for this month's theme. Would you like to join in for the fun? All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  5. briarrose- I love the idea of a S'mores version!! Please let me know if you try it.

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  6. Congrats on your big win! That's such a great feeling! This looks great, but I'd have to add some nuts too. Thanks for sharing -

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  7. What a quick easy bark. It looks wonderful. Congratulations on winning on the food network.

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