Ok, I know I’m going to get lambasted for this Irish homemade chocolate bark recipe.
For reals: chocolate and cheese & onion crisps and honeycomb crunchie bar!? The Irish people I know are rolling their eyes as we speak.
But to them, I say: wait! YOU NEED TO TRY THIS. I promise you; this is the homemade candy bar you have never known your life was missing.
This Irish Homemade Chocolate Bark is weird and wonderful and perfect for a Saint Patrick’s Day treat this March – or just to make, anytime!
There is something so satisfying about all the different textures and flavors going on in here.
Have you ever dumped a box of Milk Duds into your popcorn at the movies? A friend and I were just chatting about this very thing the other day as we pushed our kids on the swings; the unexpected deliciousness of it is a happy surprise amidst overpriced candy and sticky theater floors.
I made this Homemade Irish Chocolate Bark using just three ingredients: chocolate candy melts, Tayto Cheese & Onion Crisps, and Cadbury Crunchie Bars.
Tayto is a mainstay crisp/potato chip of Ireland; In all my years of both living in and traveling to Ireland (my husband is from Dublin; that’s where we met!), I’m not sure I’ve ever been in a pub that didn’t sell them. It’s a thin chip/crisp, coated in powdery cheese and onion flavor. The closest thing to it here in America would be a Lay’s sour cream and onion chip.
Cadbury Crunchie Bar is another thing altogether; it’s hard to describe to someone if they’ve never heard of honeycomb toffee before. You can often buy puffy honeycomb toffee in Amish markets if you’re close to one, and then dip it in chocolate – but the easiest way is to make it yourself. Buzzfeed has an easy link to a recipe and video.
Of course, if you DON’T want to make it yourself, and wish for a speedier substitution (I’m all about quick workarounds here, after all) I would substitute chocolate coated toffee like a Heath bar.
Just make sure you cut the bar up super fine; you want the chocolate, toffee, and potato-y flavor to all meld in together on top of the chocolate candy melts.
What do you think? Would you eat chocolate, cheesy crisps, and toffee all together in a candy bar!? (After all, Tayto has done something similar in the past already!)Print
2 cups chocolate candy melts
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 bag Tayto cheese and onion crisps, smashed fine
1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2. Melt the candy melts and chocolate chips together in the microwave or over a double boiler, and stir until smooth.
3. Spread melted chocolate onto the large sheet pan.
4. While the chocolate is still warm, top with crushed crisps, and chill until cool.
5. Use a knife or your hands to break into individual pieces.