This holiday season, make family and friends feel special by gifting them with a box of dates and nuts chocolate bark. Wicked good and so easy to make.
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Dates and Nuts Chocolate Bark

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 boxes
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (we used cashews and pecans)
  • 12 to 14 pitted dates
  • 325 grams dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons cream

Instructions

  • Toast the chopped nuts in an oil-free pan. Set aside to cool.
  • Slice the dates then roughly chop. Set aside.
  • Place a silicone mat over a chopping board. Spread half of the dates and nuts on the mat.
  • Pour about two inches of water in a double boiler and heat to simmering.
  • Chop the chocolate and dump into the top pan of the double boiler. Add the cream.
  • Melt the chocolate in the double boiler with occasional stirring until smooth and silky.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the dates and nuts. Sprinkle the remaining dates and nuts on top of the warm chocolate.
  • Leave the chocolate to cool and harden. 
  • Slide a spatula under the hardened chocolate to loosen it from the mat.
  • With one hand holding one edge of the silicone mat and the other hand holding the spatula, gently lift the hardened mass of chocolate and pull out the mat underneath so that the chocolate now rests on the chopping board.
  • You may either break the chocolate bark into irregular pieces (for a rustic look) or cut them into uniform sizes.
  • Store the cut chocolate bark in the fridge in a tightly covered container.

Notes

As to how long the chocolate bark stays good the fridge, well, I know that they're good for three to four days. Longer than that, I am unable to say because the chocolate bark in our house never lasts longer than a few days.