Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Almond Cranberry Bark

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Chocolate bark is one of those treats that usually turn up at Holiday parties, and I'm always reminded of how much I love it. Whether it's filled with assorted nuts, dried fruit or chopped pretzels, the result is always festive and fun to eat. The cranberries in these add a pretty touch of color and the almonds offset the sweetness of the chocolate perfectly. They turned out so delicious, I decided to bag them up to accompany Christmas gifts for my family.

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A fabulous and easy recipe for any holiday get together!



Recipe:
12 oz dark chocolate
5 oz chopped almonds
5 oz chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup heavy cream

Melt chocolate over double boiler, stirring constantly (5 minutes)
Add heavy cream as you stir.
Mix in chopped almonds and cranberries.
Pour into foil lined container and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from foil, chop and serve.
Yields approx 15 pieces.

20 comments:

  1. yum! And a cute little add on gift!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

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  2. Nothin wrong with that! Sounds delish! xoxo

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  3. YUM!!! What a great gift idea and how simple and cute! xoxo

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  4. So fun!!! and delicious! As you know, I tried making bark for the first time this past weekend, but I didn't add any heavy cream.. I'll have to try that next time! Cranberry + Almond + Chocolate = perfection. Everyone is going to LOVE it!! XOXOXOX

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  5. Oh my! this looks so yummy. I am definately gonna try this out!!! xoxo

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  6. YUM-O!!!! Everyone is making holiday treats, and I am trying to stay away for fear of eating it ALL!!! But this may have been the last straw!

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  7. looks great

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  8. the perfect holiday gift for anyone... even those who dont eat chocolate!!!

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  9. My bloggy partner posted her peppermint bark the other day...I'm loving your spin on bark! YUM!

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  10. This looks insane, Nikki! I actually made some bark last night too! I couldn't stop eating it. I love that you added cranberries.

    xo
    Valerie

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  11. Looks SO delicious! I might have to make these for a few gifts this year! xoxo

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  12. Following your beautiful blog now xoxo

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  13. This looks so tasty! I love chocolate bark with pretzels in it -- perfect combo of flavor and texture.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. There is nothing better than dark chocolate and almonds together! YUMMY!

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  15. These look so good! I want you and Carrie from This Free Bird to come to Canada and teach me how to bake and cook! Seriously!

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  16. Yum...the perfect gift for my neighbors!!

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  17. Can't believe how easy this is! Definitely trying it out, thanks for the recipe!

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Thanks for your lovely thoughts xx Nikki

With Love, Nikki