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Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon

Chocolate bark is so quick and easy to assemble that it makes a great hostess gift or last minute potluck dessert. Serve it with coffee at your next dinner party as a great way to end a special meal.

December 24th, 2012

Recipe and Styling by Paula Bowman

Makes approximately one pound of bark. Serves 4-8
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes, including chilling time
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate chips, semisweet can be substituted
  • 10 soft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup mini-marshmallows
  • 2 strips cooked, crispy bacon, finely chopped, optional
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  1. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Place chocolate chips in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Be careful not to let any water come in contact with chocolate or it will seize. Pour two-thirds of chocolate mixture onto prepared sheet pan and smooth evenly with a silicone or offset spatula. Sprinkle with bacon and set aside

  3. Meanwhile, place caramels and butter in a deep-sided microwave-safe bowl and heat on high until melted, about 45 seconds. Stir until blended and add marshmallows to bowl. Return bowl to microwave and cook until marshmallows are puffed, about 20 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle marshmallow mixture over chocolate on sheet pan. Top with a drizzle of remaining chocolate, reheating, if necessary and sprinkle with sea salt. Chill in refrigerator or freezer until firm and break or cut into pieces. Store tightly sealed in refrigerator until ready to use.

Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

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