If you’re looking for a delicious, flavorful holiday treat that looks beautiful, will impress a crowd and takes less than 30 minutes to make, this sweet, spicy and salty dark chocolate bark is the recipe for you!
As a dietitian, I love seeing my friends and family enjoy delicious holiday foods, including treats. I relish in the joy that holiday foods bring, and the memories that they help create. I remember back to when I was a kid and the smell and taste of my Grandma’s nuts and bolts… so whenever I taste it, I get a warm fuzzy feeling that brings me back to my Christmas when I was young. Different foods offer different types of value. It doesn’t always have to be in the form of nutrition, but it can be joy, creating memories and connection too!
Imagine a super fancy and beautiful holiday treat that takes no time at all to throw together. The best, right?! That’s why this dark chocolate bark is one of our go-to Christmas treats. I will often make a few batches (with different toppings – the kids love this Candy Cane Dark Chocolate Bark too!), and give them away as holiday gifts, teachers gifts or bring to baking exchanges. Chocolate bark is always a hit (for chocolate lovers anyways), and again, is SO simple and easy to make.
This Dark Chocolate Bark is Versatile
This version is a little bit more sophisticated than others in terms of flavours, because it has sweet (chocolate), tart (dried cranberries), spicy (candied ginger) and salty (sea salt). It’s not for everyone, so know too that you can adjust the ingredients as you wish! Some people prefer just sprinkled almonds and cranberries on top, or ginger lovers might skip the cranberries and add more ginger! That’s the beauty of chocolate bark… you can customize it however you’d like it!
I find that this bark is best made with dark chocolate but you can use milk or white chocolate too! Whatever you love more.
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