Saturday, August 24, 2013

Chocolate Pistachio, Almond, Cherry Bark

Chocolate Pistachio, Almond, Cherry Bark

The past couple of days, I have been craving baked goods.  I wanted to bake bread yesterday, but didn't have all the ingredients.  I wanted to bake cookies, but couldn't decide on which one and my butter was still in the freezer.



This is a simple recipe based on a recipe from Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz.  You basically can make any type of bark that you desire.  I happen to love sour cherries and chocolate and have posted a granola recipe based on these two ingredients: http://invitedtodinner.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-granola.html  I also love the combination of apricots and chocolate, so will have to experiment with which nuts go well with those two.  To make it prettier and so people know what they are eating, I sprinkled some pistachios on top along with the sea salt.  The sea salt is not necessary if you are not a fan of chocolate and sea salt, but it brings the top alive and enhances the sweet and salty combination.




Chocolate Pistachio, Almond, Cherry Bark
Semisweet chocolate - about a pound
1/3 cup or more toasted whole almonds
1/4 cup toasted pistachios
1/3 dried sour cherries
Sea salt

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until just about melted.   Stir in the toasted nuts and cherries until everything is coated.  Pour onto a cookie sheet which has been lined with plastic wrap. Sprinkle sea salt and some of the nuts and cherries on top. Chill in refrigerator until cool.  Break and eat.
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