Recipe

Chocolate bark

This chocolate bark by recipes+ is a quick and easy way to turn a block of chocolate, nuts and some dried fruit into a decadent and sophisticated sweet. Enjoy with coffee and friends.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

Chocolate bark
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 200 gram milk eating chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

Method

Chocolate bark
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Spread nuts evenly over one prepared tray. Bake 5 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let base of bowl touch the water). Stir 2 minutes, or until melted and smooth. Add nuts; stir to combine.
  • 4
    Pour chocolate mixture over remaining prepared tray. Spread to a 24 x 18cm rectangle. Sprinkle top evenly with cranberries; chill 15 minutes, or until set.
  • 5
    Break chocolate into 12 pieces. Serve chilled.

Notes

To melt chocolate in the microwave, place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) in 30-second bursts, stirring, until melted and smooth.

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