Buying Chips and Bark

 When you go to the store to buy Almond Bark you have some choices as it comes in a chocolate flavor and a butterscotch flavor. It is popular used in recipes with pretzels, candy canes and popcorn. Here is a little information about it.
 Almond bark (also known as vanilla flavored candy coating) is a chocolate-like confection made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter and with coloring and flavors added. It can be bought in packages, blocks, or round discs where candy and baking supplies are sold.
White chocolate is made up of cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar. It can be used instead of almond bark but for very many recipes it would be quite costly.
 You can find real chocolate almond bark but most barks at your local store are flavored chocolate or butterscotch barks.
 Buying chips gives you more choices. There are many flavors. These include bittersweet, peanut butter, butterscotch, mint chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white and dark swirled chips.
  Chocolate chips or chocolate morsels are small chunks of sweetened chocolate, used as an ingredient in a number of desserts (notably chocolate chip cookies and muffins), in trail mix and less commonly in some breakfast foods such as pancakes. They are often manufactured as teardrop-shaped volumes with flat circular bases; another variety of chocolate chips have the shape of rectangular or square blocks
 Either of these will give you a great way to make that favorite dessert or cookies.
 Because most chocolate chips are designed to retain their shape when baking, they contain less cocoa butter than baking chocolate, and so can be more difficult to work with melted and will set up quicker. You can add a small amount of Crisco to melted chips to help them melt better.

 Check the label on the package of chips, most are Gluten Free and it is really not necessary to buy that bag of Gluten Free Chips I saw at the store at $5.99 a bag.


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    1. I use it some, my daughter and grandkids like it. I usually put Salted Nuts with mine. The salt helps cuts the sweetness.


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