I keep hearing about chocolate bark for coating cake balls but I don't think I've ever seen it in store...can anyone help?
Is it really different than regular chocolate?
It a compound chocolate that does not need tempering and is made for candy. it's in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.
Is Baker's brand considered bark? If not, at least as far as I can tell, our Publix and Target do not have it...
I get it at walmart. It's not bakers, as far as I know, but I could be wrong. This stuff comes in a big block, and the brand I get is called Almond Bark. I find it on the top shelf of the baking aisle, above the baking chips and nuts and things...same area. I have never seen it at our publix either, but I only shop at the one closest to me and it's kinda small.
I would think Baker's chocolate would be too rich for cake balls.
I have also found Chocolate Bark under another name called, "Almond Bark".
I have found it in the local grocery store in the baking isle near the chocolate chips. It usually comes in one pound slabs. It comes in a microwaveable tray. It would be the same stuff you would dip strawberries, pretzels of marshmallows into.
* I was lazy last Christmas and instead of using RI for the gingerbread cookies, I used the white chocolate Almond Bark. I dipped the whole face of the gingerbread cookie into the white chocolate and smoothed out with a knife. The cookie had a whole layer of white chocolate on it!
They were pretty and yummy!
Hope this helps...