One day at a previous job, a co-worker came in with some candy that she had made. It was pretty darn good, but I had to do my thing and change it to what I thought would be outstanding. So, I muttered and I sputtered and I mused and it came to me....change the chocolate to be darker and richer, add a bit of tartful sweetness and the slight crunch and buttery finish of pistachios....and voila!!! This bark was born.
Susan’s Bark Without the Bite - AKA - Nutty Barking Cherry candy
1 lb extra dark chocolate, finely chopped
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup dried cherries, chopped
1 cup pistachios, chopped
Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper
Melt the chocolate and the cream in a bowl over slightly simmering water
Once melted, add the cherries and the pistachios and stir to mix
Pour the mixture out onto the parchment paper and spread evenly, the mixture should be about 1/3 inch thick. Let cool, break into chunks and enjoy
Garnish – if desired, melt 1 cup of white chocolate with 2 tbsp cream and drizzle over the bark. This makes a great gift at Christmas or for Valentine's Day, as a house warming gift or just because.
And GUYS.....take note on how to impress the ladies...make this candy, put it in an elegant glass jar and you just might hit a home rune one day......such a rascal....I didn't mean THAT kind of home run!!!
From my purple kitchen to you!!