Monday, September 13, 2010

Chocolate Faux Bois

Bonjour, amoureux de chocolat!!!

Ahh! Does Fifi speak French?  No, not so much. But I want to share this fabulously easy and delicious recipe for Chocolate Faux Bois with you, my chocolate loving friends!!

"Faux Bois" (fow bowah') is french for false wood. It refers to the artistic striations of wood grain or tree bark. (An ordinary name for this tempting treat is Chocolate Marble Bark, but I prefer to call it by its much more spectacular name, Chocolate Faux Bois.)

Chocolate Faux Bois

8 squares semi-sweet chocolate

6 squares premium white chocolate
1 cup toasted chopped nuts (I used walnuts but almonds, macadamias or pecans would do just fine)

Microwave semi-sweet and white chocolate in separate bowls on high for 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring half way through heating time. Stir until completely melted. Stir 1/2 cup of the nuts into each bowl.

Alternately spoon melted chocolate onto wax paper-lined cookie sheet or tray. Swirl chocolates together with knife to marbleize. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces.

That's it! The best part about this recipe is you can have fun with it! You can add coconut, or use dark chocolate, or substitute peanut butter chips for the white chocolate. You can even leave out the nuts and put in one cup of broken peppermints instead! Go ahead and experiment, you really cant go wrong! It makes a great homemade gift for someone you love. (Or even someone you just like :-)

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