Dark Chocolate Bark
This delicious dark chocolate bark is quick to assemble and makes a wonderful gift or healthy family dessert. Melt the chocolate as directed, and then pick your favorite ingredients to fold in or sprinkle on top.
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Optional Toppings (choose 2 or 3)
- 1 cup peanuts pistachios or coarsely chopped cashews
- 1 cup mini-marshmallows
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries dried cherries, shredded coconut, crystallized ginger and/or chopped apricots
- 1/4 cup crisp rice cereal such as Rice Krispies, or broken pretzels
- Melt the chocolate according to the package directions, using the microwave or a double boiler. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment or wax paper that is about 15 inches by 10 inches.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat and stir in the dried fruit, if using.
- Using a spatula, spread the chocolate thinly onto the parchment paper until it is about 1/4-inch thick (it won’t cover the whole parchment paper but do your best to make it thin).
- Sprinkle your chosen toppings evenly over the chocolate, and, using the back of the spatula, press them gently into the chocolate.
- Transfer the pan to the freezer for about 20 minutes or refrigerate it for 30 minutes, or until it hardens. Remove the chocolate from the freezer and break it into uneven pieces to serve it.
- Store it in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator if it is starting to melt, or wrap it up to give as a delicious gift.
Nutritional Information per Piece (% based upon Daily Values): Calories 147, Total Fat 8.5g, 13%, Saturated Fat 4g, 19%, Cholesterol 0mg, 0%, Sodium 3.5mg, 1%, Carbohydrate 18g, 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g, 3%, Sugar 14.5g, Protein 2g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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