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Dark Chocolate Bing Cherry and Almond Bark

I love to take cooking classes at Sur La Table in Los Gatos.  This past year I took a holiday candy class and learned how to make chocolate bark.  This year for Thanksgiving we have a big group coming over so I thought it would be the perfect time to try out my recipe.

Dark Chocolate Bing Cherry and Almond Bark
Recipe type: Dessert

This is a great crowd pleaser and best of all it contains dark chocolate, cherries and almonds which all contain healthful nutrients, just watch the portion size.
  • 30 oz. bag 60% dark Ghirardelli chocolate
  • 1 tsp. macadamia nut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dried bing cherries
  • 2 cups roasted unsalted almonds
  • 2 tsp finishing salt

  1. Mise en place (have everything ready before you get started)
    place dried fruit, nuts, and salt in separate bowls
  2. Line baking sheet with wax paper
  3. Simmer 2-3 inches of water in double boiler or large pot and steel mixing bowl
  4. Add 20 oz. of the dark chocolate and oil to bowl.
    stir frequently, almost continuously, until melted
  5. In 2 separate batches add 6 oz. of the chocolate until melted
    this is called tempering the chocolate and will result in smoother, silkier chocolate
  6. pour chocolaté onto lined baking sheet making a large rectangle ½-3/4 inch thick
  7. Add the dried fruit and almonds to the chocolate
  8. Finish with the salt
  9. Let set and break into bit size pieces




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