Chocolate fix at the ready

Nutty seed salted chocolate bark

This is a recipe you will want to make time and time again – it is so easy and the bought equivalent is incredibly expensive.  You can make it for gifts or enjoy when you need a chocolate fix. 

Vary the toppings with dried cranberries, pistachio nuts, chopped apricots, and shredded coconut.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 2 hours to set – Cooking Time:   20 minute         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (Serves: 4- 6 people)

  • 75g raw hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkins seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Saltneys salt
  • 225g chopped plain chocolate (at least 70% cacao)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F / Gas mark 6.
  2. Place the hazelnut and pumpkin seeds on an oven tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Place the sesame seeds on an oven tray and roast for about 5 minutes or until golden.
  4. Combine the seeds together and add the salt and stir.
  5. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment paper.
  6. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted and completely smooth.
  7. Pour melted chocolate onto a parchment paper– smooth out into a thin even layer.
  8. Evenly sprinkle seed mixture over chocolate.
  9. Let stand at room temperature until set, 2 hours or more.
  10. Break into pieces.
  11. Store airtight in refrigerator.

 

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