Food & Drink
Dec 19, 2013

holiday treats: almond bark

By: Natalie DiScala
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Food & Drink
Dec 19, 2013

holiday treats: almond bark

By: Natalie DiScala
Year after year, I always get requests for my homemade almond bark. When I was young, I always loved Laura Secord's almond bark but once I discovered just how easy it was for me to make it myself, I never looked back. It's so simple. You'll need lots of white chocolate merckens, which I buy from the Bulk Barn and roasted almonds, which you should also buy in bulk since you'll need so many. Line the almonds on a baking sheet and roast them for about 10 minutes in the oven to really bring out the flavour. Don't forget to turn them over about halfway through so all the nuts are evenly roasted. While the almonds are in the oven, melt the chocolate merckens in a double boiler. I don't actually have a double boiler so I substitute with a large pot of boiling water and a metal bowl on top, which works perfectly. Once the chocolate is fully melted, stir in the almonds until they're all coated. Then spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet that's lined with parchment paper. Pop it in the fridge and let it set for about two hours. Then simply break apart and enjoy! Almond bark is my favourite way to enjoy this chocolate treat but you can also substitute the almonds for crushed candy canes for a nice holiday touch or use dried fruit like cranberries or apricots. Have you ever made almond bark?
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