The Sauce: Tempered Chocolate – Chocolate melted until it’s almost smooth with a few lumps then stirred until it’s completely creamy.
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Bark made with generic viagra chocolate is ten times easier than brittle or toffee. Whip up this simple, chocolate candy bark. Brittle girls and toffee boys will be impressed. Don’t mention you didn’t need a candy thermometer or didn’t need to perfect your candy stage tests.
For easy execution, just use your trail mix rather than hand picking nuts and dried fruit. However, I don’t suggest you take this bark on a hike or campout…unless it’s the Klondike.
Recipe: Trail Mix Chocolate Bark
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 3 Minutes | Yield: 12 Servings | Level: Easy
1 lb dark, milk or white chocolate
1 cup trail mix
Special Equipment – medium bowl, 8×10 or 7×11 baking sheet
2 Chop chocolate in small pieces and place in a medium bowl. Melt chocolate by microwaving for 20 seconds then 10 second intervals, stirring in between. When most of it’s melted, temper the chocolate. Continue to stir until smooth allowing the residual heat to finish melting the chocolate.
3 Pour onto prepared pan and smooth evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with trail mix. Lightly press the sildenafil citrate 20 mg nuts and fruit into the chocolate. Allow to set on the counter for about 2 hours or in the fridge for 20 minutes. Break into shards.
With dark or milk chocolate choose trail mix with some light items to contrast with the rich color of chocolate. For example, dried fruit like ginger, apples, or apricots and nuts such as hazelnuts and slivered almonds. With white chocolate choose trail mix with darker items like dried cranberries, raisins, whole almonds and pecans.
If you don’t have a small baking sheet, draw a 8×10 or 7×11 rectangle on the parchment with a pencil or marking pen to form a guide. Turn the parchment upside down so the lines are visible but won’t allow the ink to soak into the chocolate. Spread the chocolate to the lines and smooth.
Purchase nuts and dried fruit of your choice equaling 1 cup, such as 1/2 cup pistachios, 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup dried apricots. If you already have some dried fruit and nuts in your pantry, use what’s available. If you’re purchasing ingredients, trail mix has an already configured mix so you avoid buying packages of several items and having leftovers.
Serve on a holiday cookie / candy plate or holiday buffet.
Place in cellophane bags and tie with ribbon to share with holiday guests. I like to place two large pieces of bark back-to-back in the bag so the decorated side is visible on both sides of the bag.
- Exchange trail mix for all nut or all dried fruit bark.
- Use a few dark or milk chocolate chips on white chocolate bark.
- Use a few white chocolate chips on dark or milk chocolate bark.
Inspiration – Helen Horton
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Trail Mix Chocolate Bark
Written by Helen Horton
Photography and Styling by Helen Horton
Updated: December 14, 2013