Get a little wild this Valentine’s Day. Give that special someone a handmade Cookies ‘n Cream Zebra Print “Love” Bar. Get them to embrace their inner animal show you what they’re made of.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been making animal themed chocolates for almost 40 years, but had never tried my hand at making a zebra print candy bar.
It is so easy.
The cool thing is that there is no right or wrong to a zebra print, really. Every zebra has a uniquely striped pattern and so did my homemade candy bars.
These bars were made in a silicone “love” mold that I recently purchased from Amazon. For some reason as soon as I saw the mold I envisioned these wildly striped candy bars.
As, I’ve mentioned before, my mind works in mysterious ways.
Each bar is big. I’m talking 14 inches long by just over 5 inches tall and it weighs 1 3/4 pounds.
That is a whole lotta love.
Cookies ‘n Cream Zebra Print “Love” Bars
Ingredients: (makes 1)
2 ounces melted and tempered semi-sweet chocolate*
or melted dark cocoa confectionery coating
18 ounces melted and tempered pure white chocolate*
or melted white confectionery coating
8 Oreo Cookies
*For detailed instructions on working with chocolate and confectionery coating, see my Chocolate Making Tips page.
1 “Love” silicone mold
1 Squeeze-it Mold Painter (squeeze bottle) or food use only paint brush
Pour the dark chocolate into a Squeez-It Mold Painter. If you don’t have one of these small squeeze bottles, you can also use a food use only paint brush.
Pipe zebra stripes onto the bottom of the silicone mold. You can also paint them on using your paint brush.
Set the mold on a solid surface, like a cutting board, and set in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
Let the mold come to room temperature. This will take about 10 minutes.
Break up the Oreo Cookies into small pieces. Pour the white chocolate into the mold. Immediately sprinkle the cookie pieces over the chocolate.
Refrigerate, if using pure white chocolate, or freeze if using confectionery coating until hardened. This will take 20-30 minutes.
Remove and the set the mold with the candy facing up. Pull the silicone away from the candy bar all around the edges of the mold. Turn the mold upside down and very carefully begin pulling around the edge of the mold, releasing the chocolate bar.
It will easily come out of most of the mold. The “e” is the tricky part. Go slowly and gently and the bar will come out. I rushed my first bar and the bottom of the “e” broke. I just “glued” it together with some melted white chocolate. It was barely noticeable. I was more cautious with the second bar, and it came out perfectly.
These bars would look cool made with other animal prints too. Maybe next time I’ll make a leopard print.
To package the bars, wrap them in clear cellophane and tie ribbons on either end.
Items used to make this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
More Animal Themed Treats
for Valentine’s Day