Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Easy Caramelized Almond Bark with Sea Salt

Christmas is just a few days away, can you believe it? I am so looking forward to spending time relaxing, going to Midnight mass, breakfast with my family and of course eating lots of treats. This Easy Sea Salt Bark is one of the things that I cannot wait to eat. 

I have made so many batches of this bark for family, friends and for our house. It cannot be any easier  or delicious. The mix of sweet, salty and crunchy is scrumptious. If you are looking for a lat minute, easy gift for family or friends this is something you should try. 

Easy Caramelized Almond Bark with Sea Salt
Recipe from Epicurious

1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon butter
11/2 cups roasted almonds
1 pound dood quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
coarse sea salt for garnish

Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat of tin foil, set aside. In a small saucepan combine water and sugar, stir over medium-low until the sugar is dissolved. Bring mixture to a boil and cook, string occasionally swirling the pan and brushing down the sides with a pastry brush until the caramel is dark amber, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately sir in butter until melted. Working fast stir almonds until well coated and spread onto baking pan, separate the nuts the best you can. Let cool and break up any large clumps. Set aside 1/4 of the nuts.

Stir chocolate in a medium bowl, set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Remove from heat and add nuts from making sheet. Spread the nut mixture on the same baking sheet, make sure to keep the nuts in one layer. Top with the reserved nuts and then sprinkle with sea salt. Chill until set.

I hope that you have a great week and that you have a minute to slow down and enjoy all the beauty of the holiday season. 

1 comment:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I must try that!

I hope you have a sweet and wonderful Christmas.