Give the Gift of…Dark Chocolate Bark

Of all my favorite recipes to make, dark chocolate bark is pretty high up on my list. It’s a bit of a double whammy: easy to make in a pinch and also endlessly customizable, so that everyone can find a combination that they love! An added plus? During the holidays, this treat becomes an adorable hostess gift!


To whip up some dark chocolate bark, you start by melting eight ounces of fairly high-quality dark chocolate. You can do so by using a double-broiler or creating the same effect using a glass bowl set atop a pot of boiling water. Once all the chocolate is melted, spread it onto a parchment-lined sheet. I personally prefer my bark thicker, so I like to use a sheet with dimensions resembling that of a brownie pan. Most people, however, like thinner bark, so I would suggest using a larger one for maximum, well, thinness. After your chocolate is spread out, sprinkle it with roughly 2 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut, as well as the same amount of sliced almonds. You can adjust these amount based on you personal preference, but I like to leave not spot un-sprinkled. Next, add about 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt, and then simple place your sheet in fridge. It will take about fifteen minutes or so to fully harden, and I like to give it about an hour so that it can really set. Afterwards, simply break the bark up using either your hands or with a chopping knife. Depending on how thick you made it, this should be relatively easy to do. Like I said before, this delicious treat makes a wonderful hostess/teacher gift, and looks especially delectable when presented in a clear baggie with a festive ribbon!

Are you dark chocolate bark fan?


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