Chocolate bark ( Mixed nuts and dry fruits )

When the urge to dig into something chocolaty kicks in , this could be the simplest easiest way to satisfy. And chocolates are healthy isnt it! Studies show dark chocolate is good for you so this is one healthy craving you might say!. We usually nibble on the jagged piece of goodness after dinner or lunch. Well infact anytime.

Simple ingredients, you kids could prepare this, just help them with the double boiler thing, dont want them nasty splash.

A chocolate bark is the answer to a quick chocolate fix. I now faintly remember having made these a while ago as they disappeared in no time and I had no  need to find the container to store it in.

Believe me these can be so addictive and there can be no stopping you, just break off pieces and eat.


















Ingredients 

Vegetable oil /cooking spray

Bittersweet, milk, or white chocolate, chopped.



DIRECTIONS

Smear or spray a 9-by-12 1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, and line with parchment, leaving an overhang on ends.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring.

Pour into baking sheet, and spread in an even layer.

Immediately sprinkle toppings over chocolate. Press the toppings lightly.

Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour minimum.

Peel off parchment, and break bark into pieces.

Bark can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

This is the simplest recipe for a chocolate bark. You can also try another one .

Follow the basic bark recipe.


450 grams of semi sweet or bittersweet finely chopped chocolate

60 to 120 ml of dried cranberries or cherries.

60 to 120 ml of dried papaya,apricots diced.

120 ml shelled salted or unsalted pistachios coarsely chopped.









   

Notes

The brand of chocolate you use will affect the flavor of what you are making. This is particularly important . There are many good brands of dark semi sweet and bittersweet chocolate on the market, both foreign and domestic. Some  favorite brands of dark chocolate are: Guittard, Lindt, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Theo, and Valrhona. 

There are so many dried fruits you could use to decorate this bark. I like to use dried cranberries and papaya, but cherries, apricots, prunes, figs, dates, coconut, and strawberries are also excellent choices.