This weekend I attended Dragoncon. I know what you’re thinking…”Say, what?” Yes.
I went and I had the opportunity to meet (and shake hands with-TWICE- ) Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy (from Harry Potter, duh).
You people think I jest. Like my cupcakes, this is a serious matter. I do not jest about anything that concerns Harry Potter.
You’re probably wondering “Why is she telling us this?” Well folks, besides Harry Potter being relevant to absolutely everything in life, we discussed Baking. Yes. Me and Tom talked about baking while I had a long line behind me. It’s ok, it works, ya know?
I told Tom that I loved to bake, and I asked him what his favorite American food was (he’s from England). He responded with, “Well, what do you bake?” and I started talking about “cupcakes, cookies…” and he interrupts me, “Don’t even get me started on chocolate chip cookies! They are so good. But I really love bread, Love it.”.
Hello my future husband, I will make as much bread and cookies that you can eat as long as you always talk in that English accent.
Here are a couple of photos that someone else took of me. Myspace picture + Harry Potter = too much Nerd for one picture…
I’m still in a bit of a tizzy about it (can you just imagine an English accent here?)..
But on the other hand, I did make bark that didn’t catch on fire. What do you know, it IS possible.
Even better this bark was good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Very Versatile. It also have 4 layers.
26 ounces milk or dark chocolate (I used dark chocolate chips)
26 ounces white chocolate ( I used white chocolate chips)
10 Oreos, crushed ( I def. used more than 10 Oreos, it’s really up to You)
Microwave or Double Broiler
The Recipe will take about 60 minutes between all of the freezing of the chocolate whatnot, but it isn’t difficult.
* A double broiler is placing one pan inside of another pan filled with boiling water.
Disclaimer- I did have problems with my white chocolate as I heated it in the microwave. With each addition of time, it became thicker and paste-like. If this happens to you, just add one teaspoon of vegetable/canola oil at a time and mix until creamy again. This doesn’t change the taste, but makes it easier to spread.
Get a pan and put either foil or parchment paper (I was out…)
Crush your cookies! I used a ziploc bag…it works. Go with it.
Let’s get a closer look…
Oreos are everyone’s favorite cookie since the beginning of time.. Okay. Crush them.
Melt about half of the dark chocolate, sprinkle some crushed Oreos and let it freeze for about 15 minutes.
(this is my “homemade” double broiler..one day when I have tons of money, I will make it happen)
Next, while the dark chocolate is freezing, melt the white chocolate.
Shall we have a close-up? I think yes.
Don’t stress if it isn’t perfect–like I mentioned before, white chocolate is the HARDEST type of chocolate to melt. If you are having trouble, melt it and add a teaspoon of vegetable/canola oil at a time. Oh the things we learn…
Just keep layering the dark chocolate, Oreos, and white chocolate-Make magic.
Put it on a plate and pass it around: