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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!

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Fudge

This is really simple to make.  I actually just use the recipe right on the back of the Jet Puffed marshmallow creme jar.  It takes about 25 minutes or so to make and is creamy and delightful!

3 cups sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine

1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate

1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

1 stp vanilla

Grease a 9 inch pan (you can also line the pan with foil with flaps over lapping the edges).

Bring sugar, butter and milk to full rolling boil in large saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Boil for about 4 minutes or until 234 F on candy thermometer (but you really don’t need the thermometer to make this), stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

Add the chocolate and marshmallow creme (I alternate them in batches while incorporating and melting).  Stir in vanilla (you can also add nuts if you like them).

Pour into pan.

I thought I would mix it up, and press mini pretzels into the fudge while it was still very warm thinking that the sweet with the salty would be a great mix.  I didn’t like how it turned out, so I ended up picking them all off.