I know what you’re thinking. “She’s lost her mind! This is supposed to be a healthy living blog!” But let me assure you that it’s all in your definition of healthy. I believe DEEPLY in the need for treats. High-quality, incredibly-delicious, worth-every-calorie treats are a routine part of my world. Call me crazy, but treats like this are right up there next to kale in my healthy lifestyle. Everything in moderation, my friends.
In that spirit, here’s a recipe for a treat that will be making an appearance at my own holiday gatherings. Three ingredients, all natural, super quick, and easy to store. Giftable, even! Holiday nirvana.
Dark Chocolate Cherry and Nut Bark
2 – 12-ounce bags dark chocolate morsels
1 cup almonds or walnuts, chopped
1 cup dried cherries (or dried fruit of your choice – cranberries, blueberries, etc.)
1. Line a 12-inch x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
2. Microwave chocolate morsels in a large glass bowl for 3-4 minutes, stirring after 1 1/2 minutes, and then at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
3. Pour mixture onto paper-lined baking sheet and spread 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with nuts and fruit, pressing into chocolate.
4. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Cut or break into pieces and store in an airtight container.