04 April 2016

Dark Chocolate After Dinner Bars

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Welcome to the April round of Taste Creations!  This time we are sharing with you recipes that use dark chocolate.

I love dark chocolate.  I love that it is good for you, if used appropriately.  There are such good antioxidants in dark chocolate (don't combine it with milk, as the antioxidants will attach themselves to the milk) and theobromine (which helps tooth enamel), is high in minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium and copper, and improves blood flow to your heart and brain. Do you need to hear any more???

This simple bar is a great after dinner treat when you don't want a full dessert but want a little something.  With dark chocolate, toasted almonds and sea salt, this is the perfect "little something."


Dark Chocolate Bar


Dark Chocolate After Dinner Bars

8 oz dark chocolate
1/2 c raw almonds
Good salt

To make this even more fun, I purchased a dark chocolate Easter bunny, on sale this week for 70% off,  (8 oz)chopped him all up and melted it down in the microwave in short spurts of 20-30 seconds, stirring a fter each round.  While the chocolate was melting, I toasted my raw almonds (1/2 cup) in a small skillet until I could smell their toasty goodness.

Dark Chocolate After Dinner Bars


 I stirred half the almonds into the melted chocolate.  I poured the chocolate onto a jellyroll pan covered with parchment.  I then put the left over almonds on top.  I let the chocolate harden in my refrigerator for 30 minutes, grated pink Hawaiian salt on top, and then broke it up into pieces.  I like making pieces that are not uniform in size or shape!

Dark Chocolate Bar

Check out this other, luscious, dreamy and creamy, dark chocolate creations.  No, go ahead, you will be so glad you did!





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