Holiday Chocolate Bark

Holiday Chocolate Bark
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 2 lbs good quality chocolate chopped - I used dark milk chocolate
  • ⅓ cup or so each: dried cranberries, dried mango diced, blanched slice almonds crumbled, pistachios and salted pepitas or your favorite chocolate mix ins!
  • Cooking spray and wax paper
  1. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Line with the wax paper, pressing to ensure the paper is stuck to the pan firmly.
  2. Heat 3" water in a large pot over medium high heat and bring to a simmer. Place a large glass mixing bowl on top of pot ensuring the bottom doesn't sit in the water - you're creating a double boiler. Do not get any water IN the bowl. It will cause the chocolate to seize.
  3. Place ⅓ of the chocolate into the glass bowl - ensure NO water gets mixed into the chocolate. Stir with a spatula until melted. Add another ⅓ of the chocolate, stirring until melted. Repeat with remaining chocolate stirring until all chocolate is melted and smooth.
  4. Careful pour melted chocolate onto the wax paper coated baking sheet. Using the spatula, spread evenly into one layer.
  5. Immediately sprinkle on the toppings - adding as little or as much as you'd like. Refrigerate chocolate for at least 1 hour to cool and harden.
  6. Once set, remove chocolate and cut with a knife or break of shards with your hands. Test immediately (a must when making homemade candy) and enjoy!