Chocolate Almond Bark with Sea Salt

I came across this recipe while browsing Bon Appetit. I wanted to bring a sweet treat to a Meetup some of us moms planned and it turned out I had everything this recipe called for in my pantry. {I love when that happens} Well I didn’t actually have Marcona almonds but I did have roasted almonds so score!

These are delicious so when you get a chance, make them!

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups roasted roasted almonds roughly chopped

1 pound good-quality dark chocolate {62%–70% cacao}, finely chopped

Coarse sea salt (for sprinkling)

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or foil. Combine sugar with 2 Tbsp. water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until caramel is dark amber, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Immediately add butter; whisk until melted. Add almonds; stir until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet, spreading out to separate nuts. Let cool. Break up any large clumps of nuts. Set aside 1/4 of nuts.
  • Stir chocolate in a medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Remove from heat, add nuts from baking sheet, and stir quickly to combine. Spread chocolate-nut mixture on same baking sheet, keeping nuts in a single layer. Top with the reserved nuts; sprinkle with salt. Chill until chocolate is set, about 3 hours.
  • Break bark into pieces and store between layers of parchment or waxed paper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep chilled.

* recipe courtesy of Bonappetit.com

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