Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark with Sea Salt

by Shoshana on July 21, 2014 · 3 comments

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When I found out that this month’s Kosher Connection Link-up was “Smoky” I knew I wanted to make a dessert that incorporated that smokey flavor. Since I don’t have any fancy smoking devices like they have in some of the fanciest restaurants I couldn’t make an elegant dessert with some kind of fancy smoke that wafts up from the plate as you eat it. Instead I decided to go with a simple, yet delicious, chocolate bark.

The popularity of bacon in chocolate bars makes it clear just how delicious that smokey savory note can be with the slightly bitter sweetness of chocolate. Since I keep kosher I have never tried any of the commercially available bars, but I wanted to capture a bit of that smoky flavor in this easy chocolate bark. It is utter simplicity, but the smoky almonds and sea salt make this chocolate bark something special. It is important to use almonds that just contain smoke flavor and salt. There are some brands that include onion and garlic powder in their smoked nuts which, although delicious as a bar snack, does not go well with chocolate.

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