Askinosie Malt Bar

Askinosie Chocolate knows a little CollaBARation can really add up.

The Springfield, Mo.-based chocolatier has partnered with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to create the Dark Chocolate + Malted Milk CollaBARation Bar, an additional installment in its line of specialty chocolate bars.

For this creation, Askinosie combined 60% dark chocolate from Tenende, Tanzania and malted milk powder. Although Jeni Britton Bauer’s “splendid” ice cream isn’t actually used in the formulation, the Columbus, Ohio creamer says she enjoys the flavor added by the malt powder meant to represent her business.

“The sharpness of the chocolate and the warm, milk flavor of the malt combine beautifully,” Bauer says on Askinosie’s website. “I think it’s a great clash of amazing flavors.”

In addition to cocoa and malted milk powder, the bar also contains organic cane juice and cocoa butter.

Though this is Askinosie’s only CollaBARation Bar with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, the confectioner has created three other bars combining dark chocolate with premium ingredients.

In October 2011, Askinosie Chocolate launched the Dark Milk Chocolate + Black Licorice Bar. Made with 62% dark chocolate, goat’s milk powder, organic cane sugar, Fleur de Sel sea salt and organic black licorice from Stockholm’s Lakritsfabriken, the bar won a Silver sofi award from the National Association of Specialty Food Trade in May.

Other CollaBarations include the Dark Chocolate + Coffee Bar, a blend of 77% dark chocolate from Davao, Philippines and Intelligentsia Coffee; and the Dark Chocolate + Crunchy Sugar Crystals and Vanilla Bean Bar, a fusion of the same Filipino cacao and vanilla bean in traditional Mexican cuisine.