Chocolate Malt Bark

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients!

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s ready in no time. Get the easy-to-follow recipe from SavorySimple.net!

It’s interesting to me how the most random memories stick with us forever, while others go to some mystery vault in the back of our brains. I couldn’t tell you about most of my 5th grade experience, but I distinctly remember it being the first time I tried malted milk balls. For some reason, that moment stands out as if it were some kind of defining life experience. It’s so random when I think about it. I mean, I have zero recollection of trying Butterfingers for the first time.

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s ready in no time. Get the easy-to-follow recipe from SavorySimple.net!

I was in science class. The purpose of the lesson? Beats me. Teacher’s name? No idea. I remember she had fabulous late 80s/early 90s bangs. I do remember that as part of her lesson, she gave us each a few malted milk balls and said to let the candy slowly dissolve in our mouths instead of biting into them. We were supposed to pay attention to the changes happening and describe them to her.

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s ready in no time. Get the easy-to-follow recipe from SavorySimple.net!

It was a smart way to keep our attention, teacher with big bangs. I was like, “I LOVE SCIENCE!” What do you think the purpose of the lesson was? I’m not really sure; that was probably the last time I paid attention in science class (kidding).

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s ready in no time. Get the easy-to-follow recipe from SavorySimple.net!

Surprisingly, this is the first time I’ve ever made chocolate bark. Chocolate + malt has been a favorite dessert combination of mine for awhile now, one that I’ve used in several recipes such as these truffles and this layer cake. This is the easiest recipe I’ve creating using this flavor combo. It has only 4 ingredients. It can be cut down to 3 ingredients if you omit the malted milk powder, but I like adding it to enhance the flavor of the candy. That’s up to you. This is a great candy to serve at holiday parties.

Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! It’s ready in no time. Get the easy-to-follow recipe from SavorySimple.net!

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Chocolate Malt Bark

5 from 3 votes
Chocolate Malt Bark is such an easy holiday dessert recipe with only 4 ingredients! Wrap some in cellophane with a pretty bow and you've got the perfect hostess gift for any gathering.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 30 pieces (approximately)
Calories 84
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • optional: 1/4 cup malted milk powder, see note
  • 1 1/2 cups malted milk balls, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Set aside.
  • Place the bittersweet and semisweet chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate has completely melted, then remove from the heat.
  • If using, slowly stir in the malted milk powder. Once added, stir vigorously for approximately 30 seconds to remove any lumps and dissolve the powder.
  • Allow the chocolate to sit for 5 minutes, stirring periodically, so it thickens back up just slightly. Pour the chocolate slowly onto the parchment paper, and spread to approximately 9x10 inches. Sprinkle the chopped malted milk balls on top.
  • Allow the chocolate to set for 60-90 minutes (you can place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to speed up the process).
  • Carefully peel the parchment paper away from the chocolate bark and place it on a large cutting board. Cut into individual servings. Store in an airtight container for up for 2 weeks.

Notes

The malted milk powder can be omitted, but it enhances the flavor of the malted milk balls.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 3.2%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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