Happy Easter Weekend!
I just got back from a quick but very relaxing trip to Kananaskis with my Mom and Grandma. My mom treated my Grandma and I to an amazing night at a great hotel. It was lovely. We were going to go out for dinner, but couldn’t bring ourselves to step out of our cozy white robes. So we decided to order room service and watch a movie instead. We ordered pizza, opened a bottle of my favorite red wine (Heartland Shiraz) and visited, laughed and enjoyed each others company. After our meal, we sat, still in our robes, and proceeded to watch the movie “The Kings Speech” and suddenly to my Grandma’s and my delight, my Mom reached into her bag and pulled out a little package of homemade dark chocolate sea salt bark. I mean, how can you sip an amazing red without dark chocolate? My Mom never leaves a stone unturned. It was the icing on the cake to an already fabulous night. This chocolate bark is so delicious. So I was thinking that I would share it with all of you just in case you need a last minute dessert for an Easter dinner (it makes a great hostess gift!)! Here it is! Happy Easter!
Dark Chocolate Bark:
2 170 g (12 oz) packages of 70% Dark Chocolate (Baker’s is good)
1 cup chopped dried fruit and/or nuts of your choice (my Mom also added candied ginger- so good!)
coarse sea salt (about 1 tsp)
Have a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet ready
In a double boiler on simmer (or a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water), melt chocolate while stirring constantly
When fully melted, remove from heat and cool for 5-10 mins
Stir in dried fruit and/or nuts
Pour onto cookie sheet and spread it out until it is about 1/4 inch thick all over
Place the cookie sheet into fridge for 5 mins until partially set
Remove from fridge. Sprinkle the seasalt on top and put back in the fridge to set completely (about an hour)
Break into small pieces and enjoy! You can freeze in an airtight container or ziplock bag as well.
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