Chocolate Candy Bark with Nuts
You'll love the crispy surprise in this delicious chocolate bark. Chocolate bark with caramelized nuts is perfect for anytime of the year but especially for the holiday season. These sweet treats are so easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
Servings: 40 small pieces
- 200 g (1 and ½ cup) walnuts*
- 200 g (1 cup) granulated sugar
- 350 g (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and set aside.
Put the sugar in a big pan over med-low heat. Don't stir but swirl the pan so the sugar can melt evenly. If sugar crystals form on the sides of the pan, you can brush down with a pastry brush that is dipped in cold water. When some parts of the sugar melt and some parts don’t melt, use your heat proof long spatula to put the melted sugar on top of unmelted sugar. This step helps melted sugar not to burn but unmelted sugar to melt. You have to be fast and careful when doing this step. If there are still some unmelted sugar pieces, using a heat proof long spatula, start stirring. They will easily melt.
As the sugar turns amber in color, immediately add in the walnuts and stir with a spatula quickly but carefully. Remove the pan from the heat and place the caramelized walnuts on a parchment paper and immediately flatten the walnuts with your spatula-don't let the walnuts stay as a big cluster(after the sugar is hardened you can't flatten them). Break the caramelized walnuts into small pieces or cut with a sharp knife.
Melt the chocolate over bain-marie. Place the chopped chocolate into a heat proof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water. Stir often.
Add in the caramelized walnuts and stir until all the walnuts are covered with chocolate.
Take the mixture on a baking sheet or a dish that is lined with parchment paper and spread. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes until set. Cut into pieces as you like.
*You can substitute walnuts with any nut you prefer.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.