I love baking, but sometimes you're in a little bit of a hurry or you're feeling a little tired and taking the time to bake isn't really appealing. A solution: chocolate bark! Bark is delicious, easy to make, and can be gifted to those special friends and family of yours during the holiday season.
You will need:
1 cup of chocolate (whatever you have on hand)
1/2 cup of shelled pistachios
1/2 cup of dried cherries
To start, either melt your chocolate in a double boiler or place in the microwave to heat for 30 seconds intervals. Between each interval, stir the chocolate. After about a minute or so, it should be melted to perfection. Add the pistachios and dried cherries and mix very well. Lay out the chocolate mixture onto a board or pan that is lined with parchment paper. Now you have two choices: 1. leave your bark to harden and cool by itself or 2. place in the freezer or fridge. The fridge option will have your bark done within half an hour. Once it has cooled, just break up the bark! You don't need to get fancy as it looks better rustically broken. You can either serve the bark at a party or wrap them up in little baggies with ribbon for your friends and family. It will become a hit! Trust me!
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