What is white coating bark?
By Mary from Warren, OH
Everybody that I know calls this almond bark. It is a white/cream color and needs to be melted. It is in most grocery stores.
Gross wax added to chocolate. Looks like a regular chocolate bar. Really just use white chocolate with a tiny bit of shortening, the almond bar, melting chocolates etc are a HUGE amount of wax added to chocolate, blech!
Technically the white coating is what you make the Almond Bark out of. It doesn't become Almond bark until it's melted and mixed with almonds and poured in a thin layer to set up. Then it's usually just broken up like peanut brittle or cut into squares. Some people also call it White Chocolate but I believe to actually be "Chocolate" it has to have a certain amount of cocoa butter in it, I'm not sure about the details of that.
Anyway White coating is usually sold in packages of 1-2 lbs. formed in small blocks that can be broken apart for easier melting. It's usually in the baking aisle or near cake decorating supplies. It's really easy to use, place a few blocks in a microwave container and 'zap' it for about 15 seconds per square stir with a spatula and if its not melted enough to be smooth, then just keep, heating in 15 second increments and stirring just til it gets smooth. Don't overdo cause it can burn fairly easily!
It's really easy to dip almost anything in to candy coat it. Mix in any kind of nuts or cereal & drop with teaspoon to make clusters. Or coat animal crackers, graham crackers, pretzels, plain cookies of any kind. You can have a lot of fun experimenting with it! And it's also a good thing to do with small children as they like to have fun dipping all sorts of stuff in it! Just be sure to check that you don't have it too hot before you let them start dipping. This comes from an experienced grandma who has 15 grandkids to entertain!
It's a block of white chocolate that you can buy at the store. Most of the time they call it almond bark and it comes in white and brown. One pk. has 1lb of chocolate. You can melt it and dip fruit, nuts, pretzels, etc. You can also use it any recipe that calls for melted chocolate.
Ritz cracker with peanut butter sandwiches are easy to do. Dip in the melted white or chocolate almond bark, drain and cool. As far as the wax ( paraffin ) spoken of here it is used in fine chocolates.
LOL I just turned over the package and saw they have the recipes on the back for the Peanut butter crackers ,candy coated pretzels and Almond bark. Also with left over candy canes, smash and add to the pretzels or almond bark yum.
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