I am going to make this post short and sweet. Christmas is in one week- we are all probably too busy. This is a joyous time of year but it is also a challenging time for many people. Let’s remember to give each other a big smile, a more intentional, deeper hug, a surprise cup of tea or coffee, a ear to listen to. It’s so easy to get caught up in our own stuff- I do it all the time. There is a lot of sadness out in the world right now. Let’s all give a little extra love and kindness.
One way I am going to spread some kindness is by sharing this delicious chocolate bark recipe. It’s bound to make someone feel a little extra special.
It’s a simple and delicious gift or dessert to bring to your next Christmas party or to give to your co-worker. Or whomever.
So here you go. My gift to you- dark chocolate bark your friends and family will love. My kids, who usually don’t like dark chocolate were sneaking seconds!
- 10 ounces good dark chocolate ( I used Scharffen Berger 70% cocoa)
- zest of 1 orange
- 1/8 cup salted and roasted pistachios
- pinch or two of sea salt flakes
Using a knife. chop chocolate into small pieces.
In a double boiler with one inch of boiling water on the bottom, melt chocolate in a glass bowl on top. Stir as the chocolate melts. Transfer to a bowl and add orange zest and half of the pistachios and mix together.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread the chocolate into an even thin layer using a spatula.
Sprinkle the remaining pistachios on top and add a pinch or two of sea salt flakes.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight). Break into pieces.