Recipe: Dark Chocolate Bark
I went to Twitter yesterday for some help deciding which of the Paleo recipes I have up my sleeve should be the first on this here blog. I was sort of looking forward to sharing an awesome muffin recipe with you or talking about my latest adventures with bacon, but Jackie insisted that she needed some chocolate. (Consider this an engagement gift, Jack).
This is how you make the most wonderful dessert/snack in the world.
In the world?
That's what I said.
Here's what you need:
9 ounces of good quality dark chocolate.
(It needs to have 85% or more cacao content if you're concerned about making it Paleo).
About half a cup of macadamia nuts.
(You could use any nuts you want, but peanuts aren't Paleo! Next time, I'm trying hazelnuts).
Half a teaspoon of salt.
Here's what you do:
In a double-boiler (that's a bowl on top of a pot of hot water), melt the chocolate.
Chop the nuts and stir them into the melted chocolate.
Pour the mixture onto a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Make sure the paper covers the sides, too.
(If the baking sheet is small, you'll get thick bark.
If it's larger, the chocolate will end up thinner. That's up to you).
Stick the thing in the refrigerator and let it harden. This could take more than an hour. No biggie.
When it's hard, take it out and break it up! Try not to eat it all in one sitting.
We're such good friends, that chocolate bark and I.