Dark Chocolate Bark with Fruit & Nuts
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January 6, 2010

Dark Chocolate Bark with Fruit & Nuts

Shoes for chocolate... WHY NOT? My original plan was to make a fabulous chocolate tart with dried fruits and nuts and a bottom layer of raspberry preserves. I came to my senses.

What the hell was I going to do with an entire tart worth a nice pair of shoes in 72% dark French chocolate?

Make something cheaper AND buy Italian leather shoes in celebration of 2009 being my favorite year thus far.

I had a bag of nuts & fruit with the ingredients below... but use whatever nuts & fruit you have on hand for an antioxidant packed treat.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Fruit & Nuts

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios, walnuts and almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, cherries and blueberries

DIRECTIONS

Melt the chocolates in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, about 5-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Pour the melted chocolate over the paper and spread to form a square. Sprinkle the nuts and fruit over the chocolate. Set aside for 2 hours until firm. Cut the bark in pieces and serve at room temperature.

1 comment:

  1. Looks absolutely fabulous!! There is a similar recipe in Jamie Oliver's "America" cookbook, but I would rather try yours.

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