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!

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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?

xx

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