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Dark Chocolate Bark From The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate Bark

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate BarkThis recipe comes to us from The Oaks at Ojai, an oasis of health and wellness in Southern California. The Oaks prides itself on creating calorie-conscious but full-flavored cuisine. This Dark Chocolate Bark recipe, a perfect example of that philosophy, is also one of the sexiest homemade chocolates we’ve tried. Made from a base of premium, dark chocolate, it combines decadent richness with a medley of raw nuts and dried fruits. It makes for not only a great afternoon pick-me-up or late night treat, but a libido-booster in one sweet little package.

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate Bark

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate Spa Bark

Course: Dessert, Snack
Dish Type: candy
Diet and Health: gluten-free, healthy-ish
Ingredient: chocolate
Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz premium dark chocolate, (such as Callebaut or Valrhona, 60%-72% cacao recommended)
  • 2 oz raw nuts and dried fruit of your choice (including walnuts cashews, almonds, pistachios, cranberries, pineapple, currants, raisins)
  • optional toppings include pumpkin seeds candied ginger, tangerine zest or shredded, raw coconut

Instructions

  1. On a sheet of parchment paper, arrange the fruit and nuts in a square, closely spaced but not overlapping.
  2. Finely chop the chocolate.
  3. In a glass bowl, melt the dark chocolate in your microwave, cooking 30 seconds at a time and thoroughly whisking between cooking periods. Continue microwaving until completely melted.
  4. Drizzle the chocolate over the fruit and nuts using a spatula to create an even coating, maintaining the square shape.
  5. Sprinkle with your topping of choice (if using one).
  6. Refrigerate for one half hour before cutting into 12 squares.

 

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