There's nothing better than chocolate! But why not jazz it up a bit?!

DOVE® Chocolate Bark

Prep time: 20 minutes
Decoration time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration time: 180 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

- 1 bag DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate, unwrapped
- 1 1/2 cups (approximately 10 oz.) whole blanched almonds, cut into thirds
- Non-stick cookie sheet or 9 x 13-inch baking pan
- Foil

Directions:

Put the DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate in a mixing bowl, and place the bowl on top of a pot with simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is about 2/3 melted.

Remove the bowl from the water, and continue stirring until all of the chocolate has melted. (For the microwave: Put the DOVE® PROMISES® Dark Chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Once 2/3 of the chocolate has melted, remove from the microwave and continue stirring until all of it has melted.)

Fold the chopped nuts into the chocolate.

Spread the chocolate mixture onto a non-stick cookie sheet or foil-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.

Loosen the "bark" from the pan, and break it up into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container, and keep in a cool area or refrigerator.

Other favorite combinations:

- Pistachios and chopped dried apricots
- Cashews and dried sour cherries
- Miniature marshmallows and salted peanuts.

Makes 18 pieces.

 


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Rachel Specht contributed to this post