#29 – Holiday Marbled Chocolate Bark

We try not to get sucked into the consumer spirit during the holidays, so I like to make gifts. Other alternatives are giving your loved ones a gift of a special experience (e.g., nice dinner out together), or donating to a charity. Anyways, this year I made holiday bark. It’s super easy, and looks really nice.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz (good quality) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 oz (good quality) white chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced Brazil nuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 toasted shaved coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

*You can be quite flexible with the above ingredients (except the chocolate). For example,  I didn’t use Brazil nuts, but used almonds, and used mixed berries instead of cranberries.

Method:

  1. Place the dark chocolate in one heatproof bowl, and the white chocolate in another. Bring a small saucepan of water to a simmer.
  2. Place one bowl over the pan (ensure the bottom of bowl doesn’t touch the water to prevent burning). Stir often, until chocolate is melted
  3. Set this bowl aside, and repeat with the other chocolate/bowl.
  4. Once both chocolates are melted and cooled (5-10 minutes), line a large baking sheet with parchment/wax paper.
  5. Pour the chocolates onto the paper (rows/blobs), until they form a somewhat cohesive shape.
  6. Use a toothpick/thin knife and swirl the chocolate with the remaining ingredients.
  7. Place in fridge, until everything is set (chocolate is hard).
  8. When ready to serve, break the bark up into desired sized pieces and enjoy!

From: Sweet and Southern by Ben Mims

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