Make homemade chocolate! Enjoy bark, lollipopsPlay Video
White lace 'doily dresses' for under $50: Luxe for less
Need to replace a toilet trim lever? Ask Lou Manfredini!
DIY lampshades and other tricks to give your home a designer feel
Summer etiquette dilemmas: Is it OK to stand at a concert?
If you're looking for a fun activity to do with the kids or just a way to get your chocolate fix, these crafty dessert recipes are for you. Jacques Torres, a master pastry chef known as "Mr. Chocolate" and the face of Jacques Torres Chocolate shops, is showing TODAY how to sweeten things up with these easy-to-make milk chocolate treats, from bark to lollipops.
Milk chocolate bark
Makes 1/2 of a sheet pan
- 4 cups chocolate
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1 3/4 cups hazelnuts
- 2 1/2 cups almonds
- Mini marshmallows
- Corn Syrup
Caramelize all the nuts together in corn syrup, then roast them in the oven. Once cooled, mix with the tempered chocolate. Pour into a sheet pan and allow the bark to cool.
Milk chocolate lollipops
- 1 lb. milk chocolate, tempered
- Fruit candies
- Gummy candies
- Chocolate candies
- Various nuts
Melt the chocolate.
Pour the tempered chocolate directly into the plastic lollipop molds, filling to the top.
Set the lollipop sticks in place by inserting them just far enough to be firmly placed in the chocolate in the mold. Decorate with candies, and set aside for 30 minutes.