With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir cashews, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and aniseed into this chocolate bark, which is perfect for a gift.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.)

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  • Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. (Alternatively, place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.)

  • Combine cashews, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, aniseed and salt in a small bowl. Stir half of the mixture into the melted chocolate. Scrape the chocolate onto the foil and spread it into a 9-inch square. Sprinkle with the remaining cashew mixture, pressing any large bits in. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  • Transfer the bark and foil to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate airtight for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: To lightly toast chopped nuts and seeds, heat in small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 4% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 0.3IU; vitamin cmg; folate 3.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 4.3mg; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 7.1mg 3% DV; potassium 20.3mg 1% DV; sodium 13.7mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 3g.