Apricot Pistachio Chocolate Bark Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes
2½ cups vegan dark chocolate chunks (or chips; soy-free if necessary)
2 teaspoons coconut oil
⅓ cup roughly chopped pistachios
Heaping ½ cup chopped dried apricots
Flaked sea salt
1Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2If possible, use binder clips to clip the edges of the paper to the rim of the sheet. This will hold it in place when you’re spreading the chocolate.
3Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl on top of a pot of boiling water, stirring frequently, until smooth.
4Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and use a silicone spatula to spread it until it’s about ¼ inch (6 mm) thick.
5Sprinkle the top with the pistachios and apricots, then with salt. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until completely set.
6Break the bark into pieces and place the pieces in cellophane bags tied closed with string or in a cute box. Store in a cool, dry place.
7You can, of course, use different dried fruits and/or nuts in this bark. Just use equal quantities as listed and you’ll be golden.
8For a nut-free option, use shelled sunflower seeds or pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
9To really make this bark stand out, use high-quality, high-cacao-content chocolate.
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