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Easy Christmas Chocolate Bark


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Looking for easy Christmas desserts for a crowd? Chocolate bark is so easy to make, and this one features dark chocolate, tart cherries and quinoa.


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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons quinoa
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) dark chocolate chips, vegan if desired
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons roasted salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Instructions

  1. Toast the quinoa over medium low heat in a dry pan for 3 to 5 minutes, shaking the pan often, until golden (some kernels will pop during the process). Remove from heat into a bowl to cool fully.
  2. Chop the dried cherries.
  3. Fill a large skillet halfway with water and bring to a simmer. Place chocolate in a heat-safe bowl (metal or glass). Once the water is simmering, turn off the heat and place the bowl of chocolate in the water, then stir until melted. (Alternatively, melt in a microwave for 30-second intervals until melted and smooth, stirring in between each interval with a spatula). When chocolate is fully melted, stir in 2 tablespoons quinoa, ¼ cup cherries, and ¼ cup pepitas.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate mixture over the parchment paper in a 1/4-inch thick layer. Sprinkle over the top the remaining 1 tablespoon quinoa, ¼ cup cherries, and 2 tablespoons pepitas.
  5. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes until hardened. When hard, cut into irregular pieces with a knife. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Easy Christmas Desserts, Christmas Desserts for a Crowd