Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark | Chef Alli's Farm Fresh KitchenNothing says “Kansas” like Sunflower Seeds, and nothing says “the holidays are here” like a decadent and beautiful chocolate bark! With a little help from my friends at Sunny Seeds, we’ve got both things covered just in time for your holiday gatherings. This recipe for Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark is rich in both antioxidants and flavor with dried cranberries, chopped pistachios, toasted coconut flakes and colorful chocolate covered sunflower seeds! It will be a beautiful and unique addition to your Thanksgiving snack table or your Christmas cookie exchange.

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Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

12 oz. good dark chocolate (I love to use Cocoa Dolce Bulk Belgian 70% Bittersweet Chocolate)
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
3 oz. Sunflower Foods Sunny Seeds
2 Tbs. toasted coconut flakes
Place chocolate and oil into a glass mixing bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth; stir in maple syrup.
Pour chocolate out onto a sheet of parchment paper, creating a rectangular shape, approx. 1/4″ thick.  Immediately sprinkle chocolate with pistachios, cranberries, Sunny Seeds, and coconut. Place pan of prepared chocolate bark into the freezer for a few minutes to set chocolate.  When chocolate is set, break bark into pieces.
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Kitchen Smack: Have you ever struggled with chocolate seizing up?! Don’t throw it out! Simply stir in a little OIL. Not milk, not water. Just oil. Then return it to the microwave or double boiler for thirty seconds and stir. It will soften back up and you can finish your masterpiece!
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**These recipes were featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, November 2015. To order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit our new ecommerce sight. 
 

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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