Simply Delicious Chocolate Almond Bark

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted almonds, coarsely chopped (or whole if you prefer)
  • 8 oz 70% cacao organic dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • Optional: add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or chili powder for a Mexican chocolate flavor

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper (choose a pan small enough to fit in your refrigerator).
  2. Fill the bottom of a double boiler with water to about 1/4 full and place over low heat.
  3. Once the water is simmering, add the chocolate to the top of the double boiler and place it on top.
  4. Using a silicone spatula, stir the chocolate gently, being careful not to incorporate much air (do not whisk!)
  5. Once the chocolate is completely melted, gently stir in the chopped almonds.
  6. Pour the chocolate and almond mixture onto your parchment-lined pan (ideally no more than 1/2" thick).
  7. Leave to harden at room temperature or chill in fridge for about 45 minutes.
  8. Once bark is completely hardened, break it into pieces the size of your choice and serve.
  9. Chocolate almond bark may be stored in freezer for up to 4 months.

Try your own variation by adding different nuts, coconut, dried fruit or spices.

Enjoy!