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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Bark

I just posted a granola recipe and had a bunch of dried fruit and almonds left over so I thought I would use them up in a Chocolate Bark recipe.  It's really easy and it's a nice treat to nibble on - chocolate always tastes good but when it has fruit and nut mixed in, it almost feels guilt free! You can also buy cellophane gift bags and wrap these up as favors at a party or give them as a gift.


8 ounces very good semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
8 ounces very good bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup whole almonds or cashews
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Melt the 2 chocolates in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Pour the melted chocolate over wax  or parchment (or on a silpat) paper and spread to form a rectangle, using the outline. Sprinkle the almonds, apricots and cranberries over the chocolate. Set aside for 2 hours until firm. Cut the bark in 1 by 3-inch pieces and serve at room temperature.

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