Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

Turtle, Truffle, Bark: Simple and Indulgent Chocolates to Make at Home

by Hallie Baker


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Caramel and nuts make a turtle; this cookbook makes you a master of chocolate

Even if you’ve never made chocolate candies before, you’ll fall in love with the easy recipes in Turtle, Truffle, Bark. The title refers to the three types of candies featured in this cookbook: A turtle is traditionally a pecan-studded, chocolate-covered caramel patty, but reimagined by author Hallie Baker, you'll be making Dark Chocolate Almond Chili Turtles and White Chocolate Cashew Mango Turtles. You might think you know what Baker means by a truffle, but think again. These aren’t everyday flavors—here are crazy-simple recipes for Milk Chocolate Lavender Truffles and Dark Chocolate Stout Truffles, among others. Finally, bark is usually a slab of chocolate in which various ingredients are anchored. Peppermint bark is one familiar kind, but you must try the White Chocolate Strawberry Bark and the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark you'll find in this book. Get ready to satisfy your chocolate craving in yummy new ways!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581572858
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,001,768
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Hallie A. Baker started Turtle Alley Chocolates in 1999 with a tax refund, a most supportive husband, and a lot of luck. A dozen years later, she owns shops in Gloucester and Salem, Massachusetts. Turtle Alley Chocolates has appeared on NPR’s The Splendid Table, The Food Network, Roadfood, and Rachael Ray, and in Gourmet and Saveur.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9


Master Recipe One: Tempering Chocolate 14

Plain Bark (Milk Dark, or White Chocolate) 19

Milk Chocolate Almond Bark 20

Mocha Bark (Milk or Dark) 22

White Chocolate Oreo Bark 24

Milk Chocolate Sesame Date Bark 25

Toasted Coconut Bark 26

Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bark 29

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bark 30

Hazelnut Bark 32

Cranberry Orange Bark 35

Gummi Bark 37

Rocky Road Bark 38

Pretzel Bark 41

Kitchen Sink Bark 42

White Chocolate Cashew Bark with Cranberries 44

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cherry Bark 46

Dark and White Peppermint Bark 49


Master Recipe Two: Caramel 52

Milk Chocolate Pecan Turtles 58

Dark Cashew Turtles 60

White Chocolate Almond Turtles 62

Milk Chocolate Chunky Turtles 64

Maple Walnut Turtles 68

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Turtles 72

Black-and-White Turtles 77

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Turtles 80

Candied Pecan Turtles 84

White (or Dark) Chocolate Cashew and Mango Turtles 87

Milk Chocolate, Almond, and Apricot Turtles 91

White Chocolate Blueberry Orange Pecan Turtles 95

Fruit Cup Turtles 99

Milk Chocolate Peanut Turtles 102

Milk Chocolate Brazil Nut Turtles 104


Master Recipe Three: Truffles 108

Dark Chocolate Nut Truffles 112

Rum Truffles (Milk or Dark) 114

Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles 117

Milk Chocolate, Nutmeg, and Clove Truffles 120

Mocha Truffles 122

Milk Chocolate Coconut Curry Truffles 126

Raspberry Truffles 128

Chinese Five-Spice Truffles 132

White Chocolate Lemon Truffles 134

Milk Chocolate Lavender Truffles 136

Spiced Pumpkin Truffles 140

Dark Mayan Truffles 142

Cardamom-Cinnamon Truffles 146

Dark Chocolate-Dipped White Strawberry Truffles 148

Resources 151

Acknowledgements 153

Index 155

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