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Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe: Dark Chocolate with Caramelized Nuts & Pink Salt

Updated on December 3, 2013
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Dark Chocolate Bark with Carmelized Nuts & Pink Salt
Dark Chocolate Bark with Carmelized Nuts & Pink Salt | Source

Delicious Gluten-Free Dessert, Snack or Holiday Gift

You've been invited to an intimate little dinner party. Your friend is famous for his gourmet fare and you've been asked to bring dessert. But there's one hitch: your friend has celiac disease and is sensitive to gluten. Worse yet, you know nothing about gluten-free baking. What now?

Chocolate is naturally gluten-free, as are raw nuts and dried fruits. So why not make chocolate bark? Both sophisticated and delicious, this dark chocolate bark is encrusted with glazed nuts for extra crunch and a flourish of sea salt for a burst of mild saltiness. Your friends will think you've slaved for hours in the kitchen when in reality, you can whip up chocolate bark in less than an hour. Allow a couple more hours for cooling.

When choosing chocolate, make sure there are no messages on the label such as "processed in a wheat-processing facility" to ensure it is truly gluten-free. If you're giving chocolate bark as a gift, wrap in colorful paper or stack it in a simple, organic paper box. At home, store in an airtight storage container, preferably a glass container, for several days.


Tips

  • It's important to use high quality chocolate for this recipe. We use Lindt 85% cacao, but Scharffen Berger or an organic chocolate such as Green & Black's would be equally delicious.
  • For gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate, try the highly rated "Enjoy Life" chips seen in the Amazon capsule (right).
  • If you don't enjoy dark chocolate, this bark is fabulous with milk or white chocolate.
  • Instead of almonds try walnuts, pecans, pistachios, cashews or a mixture thereof.
  • To simplify this recipe even further, skip the caramelization and make this chocolate bark with raw almonds or other nuts.
  • Instead of dried cherries try other dried fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, strawberries or chopped apricots.
  • It's important to use good finishing salt, not regular table salt, for a mildly salty crunch. We are partial to Andean pink salt. Click here to learn more: Andean Pink Salt of the Sacred Valley.
  • If the chocolate is salted while still in its liquid state, it will absorb the salt. If you wait until the chocolate has completely solidified, the salt will roll off. We recommend salting while the chocolate is still tacky to touch.


How to Melt Chocolate

For this recipe you only need to melt the chocolate, not temper it. Tempering is a more lengthy process which gives the chocolate a glossy appearance. You can melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring constantly. I find it quicker and easier to use the microwave. Be careful not to heat the chocolate for too long or at too high a temperature or it will burn. Stop melting while there are still chunks of chocolate and stir until it melts completely. Only use a dry bowl and dry utensils to stir the chocolate as liquid can cause the chocolate to "seize" up.

  1. Break chocolate into uniform-sized pieces. For example, if using Lindt chocolate break each square in half and then in half again for a total of 4 pieces. Place all chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe glass bowl.
  2. Microwave chocolate for one minute on 50% power.
  3. Remove bowl from the microwave and stir chocolate well. Return it to the microwave and heat again on 50% power for one minute.
  4. Remove bowl from microwave and stir with a spatula for about thirty seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Repeat the procedure if chocolate pieces still remain.


4.9 stars from 15 ratings of Dark Chocolate Bark with Nuts, Fruit & Sea Salt

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 8 dessert servings

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces (200 grams) high quality dark chocolate
  • 1 cup raw almonds or mixture of raw nuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, or other dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2-3 pinches Andean pink salt, or other quality finishing salt
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carmelize the sugarglaze the almondspour onto Silpat and separateremove excess glazebreak up the chocolatemelt chocolate in microwavepour onto waxed paperadd nuts and fruitwhen firm, sprinkle with sea saltcut and serve
carmelize the sugar
carmelize the sugar
glaze the almonds
glaze the almonds
pour onto Silpat and separate
pour onto Silpat and separate
remove excess glaze
remove excess glaze
break up the chocolate
break up the chocolate
melt chocolate in microwave
melt chocolate in microwave
pour onto waxed paper
pour onto waxed paper
add nuts and fruit
add nuts and fruit
when firm, sprinkle with sea salt
when firm, sprinkle with sea salt
cut and serve
cut and serve

Instructions

  1. Pour water then sugar into a medium saucepan. Boil on medium-high heat until sugar turns golden amber, 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat immediately so the sugar doesn't burn.
  2. Add almonds and stir to coat.
  3. Working quickly, pour glazed almonds onto a Silpat or other non-stick surface. Separate the nuts before they cool.
  4. When cool enough to touch, after about 5 minutes, break excess sugar from the nuts and set nuts aside.
  5. Gently melt chocolate as indicated in the capsule above.
  6. Cover half of a 10 x 15 inch baking sheet with waxed paper. Pour the melted chocolate evenly over the surface of the waxed paper. You should have an approximately 10 x 7 inch rectangle of chocolate.
  7. Evenly sprinkle almonds and cherries over the surface of the chocolate. Gently press them into the chocolate. Allow to cool at room temperature for about two hours, until firm. You can speed up cooling in the refrigerator, but don't refrigerate for more than 15 minutes as the surface of the chocolate can quickly appear "frosted".
  8. Sprinkle sea salt, using just 2-3 pinches, over the surface of the chocolate bark. See "tips" for important details on salting the chocolate. Cut into wedges with a sharp knife.
  9. Serve with coffee, tea, wine or whiskey for a sophisticated dessert. Wines that pair well with this chocolate bark include Syrah, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Port and Zinfandel wines.
Dark Chocolate with Caramelized Nuts & Pink Salt
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    moonlake 17 months ago from America

    Thought I would come back and add this to my candies on Pinterest. It sounds so good and I forgot to do it before.

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    vespawoolf 18 months ago from Peru, South America

    Thanks for your comment Kristen Howe!

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    Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

    This recipe makes my mouth water. I'm going to put this on my list of recipes to make next year. I love chocolate! Thanks for sharing!

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    peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    you really are good at making chocolates, so tasty

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    moonlake, my husband isn't a big fan of dark chocolate but he loves this bark since the dried fruit and carmelized nuts add sweetness. It would be a good way to start, anyway. Thanks for the votes and all your support!

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    moonlake 4 years ago from America

    This sounds good. I need to eat more dark chocolate and not milk chocolate. Dark is supposed to be better for us. Voted up and 5 stars.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Yes Ask TeTe, this is a delicious chocolate bark that travels well. Enjoy! The salt is such a great complement to the chocolate. Thank you for finding me. : )

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    Ask TeTe 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    I thought I was the only person who used pink salt and is (supposed to be) on a gluten free diet. I can't wait to try this recipe over the holidays. It looks elegant and should travel easily!!!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Vibesites, I'm also glad you're not allergic to chocolate! This recipe really is a special indulgence. Enjoy and thank you for your votes and share!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Hunbbel Meer, this is a great recipe for the non-cook since it requires very little cooking. You could even use raw nuts instead of carmelizing. Although the result wouldn't be quite as impressive, you would still have a delicious and healthy chocolate bark. Thank you for coming by and for passing the recipe to the concerned authorities in your house!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Anamika, pink salt is readily available here in Peru due to Maras, a site where the naturally-occuring salt is hand-mined. It's very inexpensive when purchased in Cusco. At an open-air market it only costs 35 U.S. cents for 2 pounds of pink salt! Thank you for coming by and I appreciate the comment and pin.

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    vibesites 4 years ago from United States

    These look really scrumptious! I'm quite lucky I'm not allergic to chocolates, I will surely indulge on this. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Voted up, useful and shared. :)

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    Syed Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

    I'm not into cooking ... at all. But this looks seriously yummy!

    I should pass it on to the 'concerned authorities' of my house ;)

    Thanks for sharing a delicious recipe!

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    Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    It is the mention of pink salt which made me want to check out this recipe. This is really awesome! Pinned for reference...

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Rajan Jolly, dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts have the added benefit of antioxidants and vitamins. Enjoy and thanks for the votes and share!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    I love chocolates so thanks for this chocolate bark recipe. The chocolate looks wonderful. Bookmarked, voted up, useful and shared.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Au fait, yes it is an easy and delicious gift or dessert. Enjoy and thank you for coming by!

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    C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

    This recipe looks yummy. Perfect for the holidays to serve guests or give as gifts. It's easy and can set up while a person is doing other things.

    Gave you 5 stars, voted up, and useful!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Alifeofdesign, I feel the same way! I look forward to reading more of your delicious hubs. I also find the sweet/salt combination of flavors irresistible.

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    Graham Gifford 4 years ago from New Hamphire

    I'm a big fan of chocolate and salt (caramel and salt, marshmallow and salt...). Making bark is easy and it makes such a wonderful gift. I'm glad that I found you, I'm certain to enjoy your hubs.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Renee21, it sounds like this is the perfect recipe for you! Enjoy.

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    renee21 4 years ago

    Dark chocolate is my favorite, and I'm gluten free, so this looks delicious!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Thanks for coming by, Nicola Tweedie! I hope you can try the chocolate bark. It's so easy and delicious!

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    Nicola Tweedie 4 years ago from East Sussex, United Kingdom

    Yum yum yum...!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Maralexa, you're welcome to link to this hub and I'm on my way over to view yours. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and so delicious. Green & Black's is one of my favorites, although it's hard to find in Peru. Thank you for coming by!

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    Marilyn Alexander 4 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

    What a delicious hub! This looks like a great idea as a gift for a gourmet friend. I like Green and Black's organic chocolate - it is excellent. Have never tried Andean Pink salt. It looks yummy as a topping for this wonderful creation of yours.

    I just wrote a hub on how fabulous dark chocolate is and would like to add your hub to it. (What I mean is, suggest others go to this hub of yours as a super example of what we can do with GOOD dark chocolate.)

    Many thanks for sharing - I look forward to reading more of your hubs. Sincerely, Maralexa

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    You won't regret it, Carly Sullens! And it's full of antixodiants to boot. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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    CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    This looks sooooo good. I am going to have to try this. Voted up.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    K9keystrokes, so true!

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    India Arnold 4 years ago from Northern, California

    You had me at dark chocolate bark!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Natashalh, I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures and recipe. This bark makes an beautiful and tasty gift, although you have to be careful not to eat it all before it's wrapped! : ) Thank you for the comment and pin!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Blond Logic, that is a very good question. If you wait until the chocolate is completely cooled, it will fall off. If you salt the chocolate while it's still liquid, the salt will sink into the chocolate. The key is to salt it as it's just solidifying. That's not a problem for me as I check on it frequently so I can be the first to cut into it and take a bite! I will explain this in the hub. Thanks so much for your insight. I hope you enjoy the bark! It's really wonderful and pretty healthy as desserts go.

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    Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

    What a fantastic recipe with great pictures! I think I'll make this as a Christmas gift for my mom - I know she will love it. Pinning and bookmarking for future reference!

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    Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

    First it was the picture that intrigued me. It is simple, clear and shows just what it should look like.

    The recipe seems easy enough to make. However I do have one question. If we sprinkle the salt on after it has cooled, won't it fall off? I want to make sure I understand because when I can source a good quality chocolate here in Brazil, wild horses won't keep me from making this!

    Bookmarked for future use and shared.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Peggy W, it really isn't hard to make. It's so delicious that we usually don't end up giving much of it away. : ) Thank you for your compliment and thank you for coming by!

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    Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This should be a Hub of the Day! Such a great sounding recipe and perfect for gift giving! So happy that I tumbled upon this chocolate almond bark recipe. Up votes and sharing.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Yes, I've made it with cranberries, too, and it's pretty irresistible. : ) Cranberries and candied orange peel is even better! Thank you for coming by, Ttoombs08. I hope you can try it!

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    Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    yum! yum! love this. This would be beautiful for Christmas! I could see cranberries (love cranberries and dark chocolate!). Voted up and sharing.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Millionaire Tips, I hope you have the chance to try it. With the nuts, chocolate and dried fruits, it's also full of antioxidants. Thank you for the comment and vote!

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    Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

    This looks so delicious! I agree that it is a perfect dessert for people who are gluten intolerant, because it is naturally gluten free, and you don't have to use gluten substitutes. Voted up.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Ninasvoice, it's one of my favorite desserts/snacks. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

    Wow, perfect combo! Choc, nuts and salt. My mouth is watering. I have to make this. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Deborah Brooks, thanks so much for the comments and vote!

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    love your recipe.. I love chocolate.. I voted way up

    debbie

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Marie-Renee, it really isn't hard and the chocolate bark is so worth the effort! My husband especially loves it with the carmelized nuts, although you could also make it with just the raw nuts if you want a quicker version. Enjoy! It's nice to meet you on HP and thank you for the comment and vote.

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    Renee 4 years ago

    Vespa, uhhmmm, I can certainly do this, you make it seem so easy, i just hope it turns out as deliciously looking as your barks. voted up and across and pinned.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Unknown Spy, it's hard to beat this combination. Thank you for commenting. It's always nice to hear from you. : )

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    this is very yummy! i love nuts and i love chocolates!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Tjdavis, this chocolate bark is much easier and quicker than the caramels, and the outcome is still delicious. Thank you for coming by!

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    Teresa Davis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

    Another quality hub..great demonstrations.

    Voted up and will share :-)

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    RedElf, I'm glad you're enjoying the pink salt series. It's such a delicious and unique salt that it makes a great star player in many dishes. Thanks so much for coming by!

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    RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

    This looks absolutely scrump-dilly-ishus! I am enjoying your "pink salt" recipes series very much.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    KoffeeKlatch Gals, the carmelized nuts are a great complement to the chocolate. Enjoy! Thanks so much for the comment and vote.

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    Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

    What a great delicious looking, healthy recipe. I absolutely love chocolate. I will be trying it. Up, useful and awesome.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    SuzieHQ, that's a good question. Yes, you can let the carmelized nuts cool on a baking sheet. Some of the sugar will stick to the sheet, but let it soak in hot water for a few minutes and it will melt away. It's one of my favorite candies...so much gratification for not so much effort. Thanks so much for your enthusiastic vote and share! It's always nice to hear from you.

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    How did I miss this great recipe?? I am a self confessed chocoholic it has to be said! I do favour milk chocolate though so I am delighted you said this can be used instead. I do not have a slipmat, would a baking sheet do for the nuts? Photos in the step by step are great and the final result is sheer indulgent pleasure! Can't wait to try, voted everything and sharing!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Rebeccamealey, this IS a healthy dessert. And it's so delicious with coffee or tea as a snack. Thanks so much for the comment and vote!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Ignugent17, celiac disease seems to on the uprise in the US. Either way, this chocolate is delicious! Thanks so much for the comment and vote.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I've never tried this one with white chocolate. My favorite white chocolate bark has crushed peppermint candies and a milk chocolate base. I'll have to write a recipe for it someday! Thanks so much for the comment, vote and share, alocsin!

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    Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Dark chocolate and the nuts you've used are so healthy too! Voted up across the board!

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    ignugent17 4 years ago

    Looks really good ! Thanks for the information about celiac disease. Voted up and more!

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    alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

    Yumyum, I'm glad you mentioned milk chocolate because I much prefer that to dark chocolate. I'm wondering how this would work with white chocolate, which I know doesn't have any chocolate in it at all. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Mama Kim 8, enjoy the chocolate bark! You can vary it in so many ways, and the contrast of the carmelized nuts and silky chocolate is to die for. You're sure to be popular with those on your holiday gift list. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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    Sasha Kim 4 years ago

    Great recipe hub ^_^ These look so good and your pictures are wonderful. I just had to pin that first one. I'll just have to make a batch of these. The holidays are right around the corner and I'd prefer these to peanut brittle any day!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Mvillecat, it's nice to hear from you again. Thanks for taking a look at some of my recipes and leaving comments. I means a lot to me!

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    Catherine Dean 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

    What a fantastic Hub...and a yummy dessert. Love the images and clear directions. Fabulous.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    ChristyWrites, it really is a delicious treat and beautiful gift. It's so easy to make, too. Thanks so much for your comment and vote!

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    Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    This bark looks amazing. I would be proud to show up at a friend's with that as a present. You outline the steps well, and it's getting a vote up!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Om Paramapoonya, I just published another hub about pink salt if you'd like to learn more about it. Thanks for the pin and comment!

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    Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

    Wow, all the ingredients sound so great together. I've never used pink salt and am very curious to try it. Thanks for the recipe and wonderful photos. Rated awesome and pinned!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Elise-Loyacano, it's nice to meet you on HubPages. I'm glad the recipe tempts you! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    BakingBread-101, it's nice to hear from you again! Yes, it's very delicious chocolate bark and easier to keep it all for yourself than share! : ) Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    Elise-Loyacano 4 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

    This looks so tasty. Why are you tempting me? :)

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    BakingBread-101 4 years ago from Nevada

    I really think my waist and hips grew an inch reading this recipe! It sounds delicious -- thank you for posting it.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    MelChi, I'm so glad this recipe can be of use to you. Enjoy! Thanks so much for coming by.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    The carmelized nuts and chocolate are a winning combination, and the salt adds the sweet/salty element. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, randomcreative!

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    Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    YUM! This looks delicious. I love dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts. I also can't really eat wheat, so this is a perfect dessert. I can't wait to give it a go. Thanks for sharing this :)

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    Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Wow, this looks delicious! I'm sure that the caramelized nuts pair perfectly with the dark chocolate. Thanks for the detailed recipe.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    The chocolate bark will taste even better when shared with Lover Man. Enjoy! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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    b. Malin 4 years ago

    OMG to Die for...my Weakness Vespawoolf...This I would gladly make, not sure about sharing...well ok, with my Lover Man. But Thank YOU, for Sharing this Wonderful Recipe!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Zsuzsy Bee, enjoy your girls' night out! This chocolate bark is sure to be the highlight. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.

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    Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Make mine a double, yum. This recipe sounds just too good. Added to my list to make when the 'girls' come over for movie night next week. Dark chocolate, nuts, fruit ... yum I'll be the hero. Thanks for sharing Vespawolf.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Anglnwu, this chocolate bark is unique among desserts. It makes a great gift as well. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! It's always nice to see you around. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    anglnwu 4 years ago

    This looks totally delectable. I'm bookmarking this for my future reference. Looks like something I can do, even though I'm usually not keen on making desserts.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Starstream, I'm glad this recipe caught your eye! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do...the dark chocolate, nuts and fruit contain antioxidants, too, so it's a healthy choice for a dessert. Thanks so much for coming by!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Jackie Lynnley, I'm sorry the dark chocolate hurts you. It's equally delicious with milk chocolate, though. Thanks so much for coming by!

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    Dreamer at heart 4 years ago from Northern California

    You captured my attention with your photo. I am going to gather the ingredients and try this recipe in a few days.. Sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing it here.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    This sounds delicious. I love dark chocolate but it makes my chest hurt, the caffeine I suppose, so I will try the milk chocolate. Thank you!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Sen.sush23, I hope you enjoy this simple yet elegant recipe. It disappears so quickly when I make it. Thanks so much for the comment and vote.

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    Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

    Awesome! The cherry on this rich yet easy recipe is the suggestion of the wines at the end. I am sure to try this out. Voted up and up.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Ishwaryaa22, I can always count on you for kind words, votes and shares. Thanks so much! You can also make this bark with milk chocolate, but I'm partial to the dark. It's full of antioxidants and the nuts and fruit are great for you, too. It's nice to hear from you and enjoy the recipe.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    I am fond of chocolates with nuts in them! Recently, I developed a new liking for dark chocolate. I would like to try this tasty recipe thanks to your direct instructions, handy tips & helpful photos. The first and last photos are drool-worthy! Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

    Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Josh3418, I'm glad you like the sounds of it! Yes, it's a wonderful dessert or snack and not too bad for you as sweet things go. Thanks for dropping by!

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    Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Vespa,

    Definitely five stars! Wish there was a sixth option, LOL

    Now this is my kind of desert! Thanks for sharing Vespa!

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Thanks so much, Mhatter99!

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    You have my vote...

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Americanidle7, I do hope you have the chance to try it. My husband isn't even a chocolate lover and he can't get enough of it. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment!

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    americanidle7 4 years ago

    yum! i love sea salt in chocolate, so delicious. the fruit and nuts are an awesome addition, would love to try this recipe out :)

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    Amanda Gee, it's nice to meet another chocolate lover. Enjoy the recipe and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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    Amanda Gee 4 years ago from Cameron, Missouri

    I love making things with chocolate! This sounds so good!! Thanks for sharing!

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