Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chocolate bark with fruit and nuts

This recipe is whatever you want it to be. A few weeks ago my oven went on the "blink" ( my mom always said that and I still think it sounds kind of fun) and the part will be another week at least. I've been limping along without it but the recipe today only requires a microwave.
I went to the superstore grocery outlet and purchased the best quality callebaut chocolate. We prefer dark but they also have the milk chocolate. I put it in a glass measuring cup and drizzled a little olive oil on it to help keep it shiny.


I toasted some macadamia nuts.

I stirred together some dried cranberries and raisins.

I bought some bulk mixed nuts.

I put the chocolate in the microwave and stirred it every half minute until it was smooth and melted.

I gave it a good stir and added the other ingredients, as much as I felt the chocolate could hold.

I spread it as thinly as possible on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. That much chocolate gave me a full sheet of chocolate bark.

Then, I chilled it and broke it into bit size pieces and put it into zip loc bags.
Done and done.

I then had a bite size piece with a good strong cup of black coffee.
Have a great Sunday . . .

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Lovella, it looks so delicious...and that's quite the bite size, you can say I only had one piece! lol
    The oven going on the "blink"...that's too funny, my Mom always said the same thing.
    Off to get ready for church.

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  2. You have a very good excuse not to do any baking! But it looks like there's still yummy things coming out of your kitchen. How long did it take you to finish your 'bite'?

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  3. "Bite-size piece?" Tee hee....

    How yummy this looks (and how quick & easy, too!). And, how appropriate! I was just reading at another blog that today is "National (US, I guess, but it works in Canada, too) Chocolate-Covered Anything Day."

    ~ Vicki

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  4. That looks divine! And yet so easy to make. I want to give that recipe a whirl in the very near future!

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  5. Your blog looks fab, Lovella! I love your new message line in the header too. That chocolate bark looks very yummy ... I think we may have to drop by for a taste:)

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  6. That is one of my favourite things to make at Christmas time. It's so easy and doesn't require baking. I love the different stuff you put in it. I have always just stuck to almonds but I may have to try some new things! Looks so yummy!

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  7. Hey, I like your Header and picture. I always wondered about the baby cradle..

    I love home-made candy. This looks simple and easy. I wish that somehow you could invent a taste thermometer on your computer and then we could poll your votes.
    That's your next challenge.

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  8. This is also one of my favourite things to make at christmas. I save our solid milk and white chocolate easter bunnies in the freezer and pull them out at Christmas to make this. I usually put almonds and cranberries in it but last year I did broken up oreo cookies. That was really good.

    Your oven going on the Blink is a good excuse to go out for supper.

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  9. That looks delicious!
    I was just thinking that I will be there while your oven is still "on the blink" - that's pretty cool to think about!

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  10. Lovella, I'm on my way to your house !! while there are still a couple of 'bite-sized ' pieces left !!

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  11. Oh Yum....is that a normal serving size? If so, then my kid's are going to be psyched! Though I think I will hold them off of the strong black coffee = }

    ;-)

    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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Thank you!