Even without the extra sugar and maple syrup that some bark recipes call for, the salty nuts and dark chocolate in this one are likely to produce deep sighs and heavy breathing among chocoholics. Serve with caution.
Chocolate Almond Bark
1 poundTrader Joe’s 70% dark chocolate, chunked
1/2 cuproasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cupdried cranberries
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Fill a large saucepan halfway with water. Float a 1 quart metal bowl inside saucepan. Place half the chocolate inside the metal bowl, bringing water to a low boil. Stir constantly until chocolate melts. Place remaining chocolate in bowl. Continue stirring until all chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
Pour chocolate in single layer of about 10 by 12 inches. Sprinkle almonds and cranberries over the top. Chill and let stand until chocolate solidifies. Break into pieces.