dark chocolate has been in the news lately as one of the preferred types of chocolate to eat. this bark is great for a party, and will become one of your favorite snacks. it is super easy to make and quite tasty. i do store this bark in a plastic container in the refrigerator, just to make certain that the air temperature does not make it soft or cause it to melt.
i used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips for the base, and a mix of chopped nuts, dried cranberries, and sea salt.
the chocolate is melted in a double boiler on the stove top, and spread over parchment or waxed paper that has been treated with spray oil on a sheet pan. i used a stainless spatula to spread the melted chocolate.
next, the chopped nuts are added with the dried cranberries to the top. at the end, i topped with some sea salt. the sheet pan is placed in the refrigerator to chill. after 1 to 2 hours, the bark can be broken and then stored in a plastic container separated in layers with waxed paper in the refrigerator.
this chocolate bark is delicious served with ice cream as a garnish, atop a cake for decoration, or as an addition to any cookie plate.