Nothing is quite as enjoyable as the perfect pairings of salty & sweet. We decided to feature this delicious duo with another one of our favorites - crunchy & smooth - to create the most delightful dark chocolate bark. Always a holiday staple, our pecan bark is the perfect parchment wrapped holiday gift or at-home treat. We even replaced the chocolate in our Decadent Oven-to-Table S'mores with this sweet & salty duo for a little bite of holiday heaven. Read on for the recipe.
Dark Chocolate Pecan Bark with Flaky Sea Salt
1 cup toasted Rainforest Alliance certified pecans, chopped
1 pound good-quality fair trade dark chocolate (62%–70% cacao), finely chopped
Sea salt flakes (for sprinkling)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a light simmer. Add ½ pound of chopped dark chocolate to a medium bowl and heat over simmering pot. Stir over medium-low heat until melted, around 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove bowl with chocolate from heat and stir in remaining dark chocolate until melted, around 88 degrees Fahrenheit. When chocolate is at a smooth consistency, add in toasted pecans. Pour onto parchment paper lined baking sheet and spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and let cool to room temperature.
Break bark into pieces and serve. If making in advance, store between layers of parchment paper. Keep chilled for up to a week.
We also love using toasted almonds to make our delectable Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.
Note: To test the chocolate. Dip a small strip of parchment paper in the chocolate. Let chocolate set for 3-5 minutes. If properly tempered, the chocolate will be shiny. If chocolate sets streaky, add more chopped chocolate. Stir and test again in 5 minutes.