Double Delicious Chocolate Bark by Siba Mtongana
Treating your queen to lunch at a fancy restaurant is always an option, but your chances of finding a seat at your mom’s favourite restaurant are slim.

What better way to show mom your love and appreciation than by surprising her with a home-cooked meal.

This Sunday, let your mom put up her feet and stay out of the kitchen while you create a five-star dish that she will never forget. Whether it’s her favourite casserole, a delicious seafood dish or a sweet treat, our moms appreciate nothing more than our efforts to make them smile.

Siba Mtongana shared her Mother’s Day recipe that is guaranteed to make her day.

A little effort goes a long way, so leave the bacon and eggs for another day and wow her with your newfound culinary skills.

Double Delicious Chocolate Bark 
Siba Mtongana


  • 400g 65% dark chocolate
  • 400g milk chocolate
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 100g macadamia nuts roughly chopped
  • 100g pistachio nuts roughly chopped
  • 100g dried mango roughly chopped
  • 100g dried apricots roughly chopped
  • 100g dried pineapple roughly chopped
  • Garnish
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 80g fresh toasted coconut, store bought, roughly crushed


  • Place the two kinds of chocolate in a double boiler and melt.
  • Stir in the butter. Add half of all the nut and fruits (except for the cranberries and fresh toasted coconut) and stir. Tip into a greased and lined 28cm loose bottom circular fluted baking tart tin. Take a handful of the fresh toasted coconut and sprinkle round the edge, crushing it with your fingers as you go.
  • Mix the rest of the dried fruit and nuts with the cranberries and scatter in the centre - pressing them down slightly.
  • Allow to set, but it must not be rock hard, and serve.