RSS Feed

Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chocolate Bark

I really like the show Dessert First, I think Anne Thorton is so fun and I think we could be friends.  She made a chocolate bark like this a while back, and I was so excited to try it.  The nice thing about a recipe like this is that it is so quick and easy and can be changed up to your taste.  I will definitely be making this again with other combinations.  It’s the perfect kind of snack to have when you are craving salty and sweet.  I used milk chocolate and a thin layer of semi sweet chocolate (I also think dark chocolate would taste amazing together) and mixed in dried cherries, cashews and pretzels.

about 1 lb. of milk chocolate

1 bag of semi sweet chocolate (or dark)

about 1 cup pretzels chopped in small pieces

1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped

1/2 cup cashews, chopped

Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler.  While the chocolate is melting, line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper.  When the chocolate is nice and shiny and melted, add in the pretzels, dried cherries and cashews and stir until combined.  Pour that mixture into the lined pan and spread out with a spatula to make an even layer.  I used the same pan to melt the semi sweet chocolate in.  Once the semi sweet is melted, pour it in a thin layer on top of the milk chocolate.  Let it cool.  Once the chocolate has set you can break (or try to cut) the bark into pieces.  Enjoy!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone has had a very Merry Christmas!  Mine was filled with lots of love and fun and family.  And, some pretty amazing gifts also!  My parents got me a Kitchenaid stand mixer!!  I am beyond excited to break it out of the box and get rocking with it!  I have so many recipes that I’ve wanted to try but seem a bit too tough to tackle without a stand mixer.

 

I also hope that you have a great New Years!  I’m not so much making a resolution but definitely plan on rededicating myself to the blog and posting new recipes in a timely manner.  I’ve finely gotten pretty used to my new schedule and plan to definitely set aside time to post new kitchen adventures 🙂

 

What are your favorite holiday dishes and cookies to make?!