Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark

by Kathy Strahs on May 5, 2010 · 11 comments

Post image for Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark

I’m secretly  hoping that this will be the year the homemade Mother’s Day gifts start coming. Aren’t they sort of a rite of passage?  Our school classrooms would turn into little workshops this time of year, turning out everything from tissue paper flowers to ceramic ashtrays (Did we seriously make those? I am really dating myself here.). I would be bursting with pride as I presented my mom with my annual creation. And my mom did her very best to convey awe and admiration. That’s good stuff.

If you’re looking for a homemade Mother’s Day gift that’s sure to be a hit, think about pulling together a batch of this Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark. It’s incredibly simple – just three ingredients – and you can just imagine how it tastes. Whoever discovered that salt brings out amazing flavors in chocolate is my personal hero. The combination of smoky almonds and rich dark chocolate is also striking. In a fabulous way.

Check out the note my sweet husband scribbled out for me on the pan of chocolate bark:

He knows me too well. 🙂

See the Recipe Index for all the recipes on Cooking On the Side.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 1 trackback }

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Esi May 5, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Wow, this looks amazing! Hope you get homemade gifts this year. I have that same notepad.
.-= Esi´s last blog ..Sauteed Spicy Green Beans and Tomatoes =-.


dani May 6, 2010 at 5:38 AM

.-= dani´s last blog ..#75) Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread =-.


Alejandra May 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM

LOL! I love the sign your husband left. My fiance is always asking me if I want to photograph something before he takes a bite. Ahh…they know us well!

These look amazing I must say. I love the combo of salt and chocolate.
.-= Alejandra´s last blog ..Pistachio Rosewater Cake =-.


Jennifer May 6, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Yum! I adore the combination of the chocolate with a hint of sea salt.


Chelsea May 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM

I will love you even more (if that’s possible) if you bring a batch to class tomorrow!!!!!


Kathy May 12, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Ask and ye shall receive – was glad to bring some today 🙂


Chelsea May 12, 2010 at 5:23 PM

You are THE greatest! They were so delicious!!! I can’t believe they could be even better than they look in the awesome photo. YUM! YUM! Thank you, thank you! And my twins thank you, too -ha!
.-= Chelsea´s last blog ..Backyard Toys: 5 Worth the Money =-.


Melissa May 13, 2010 at 3:54 PM

This chocolate bark was AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing it Kathy. I had to get on here to get the recipe.


HoneyB May 14, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Sounds like an awesome combo!
.-= HoneyB´s last blog ..Don’t you get tired of the same old thing? =-.


Jessica May 19, 2010 at 1:19 PM

This looks delicious! I could probably eat it all myself!


Previous post:

Next post: