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Chocolate Almond Bark

(3 Votes)
1 pound
1 Hr
2 Min
1 Hr 2 Min

Chocolate Almond Bark is a classic sweet snack that is so simple to make. Make a pan of almond bark, break it up, wrap it in colorful plastic wrap and tie it with ribbon for a great anytime gift.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)
  • 1/3 cup (2 ounces) white baking chips
What To Do:
  1. In a medium microwaveable bowl, microwave milk chocolate chips with shortening on high power 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in almonds.
  2. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Pour in mixture. 
  3. Place white baking chips in a heavy-duty resealable plastic storage bag and microwave on high power about 45 seconds, or until chips are melted. Knead chips until smooth. Snip a tiny bit off a corner of the bag and drizzle white chocolate over milk chocolate in pan. Using a knife, swirl white chocolate through milk chocolate.
  4. Chill about 1 hour, or until set. Remove foil, gently place almond bark on a cutting board, and cut into pieces with a knife.
  • To toast the almonds, place them on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 3 to 5 minutes, or just until golden. Watch them carefully to avoid burning.
  • This makes a sweet gift, and so do our Cherry Cordials!

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Thank you I got a lot of different candy recipes to make Christmas gifts. Which I know they will be enjoyed.

You're welcome! By the way, we'll be releasing a brand new eCookbook next month featuring Christmas candy recipes! :)

Sounds good. I'm going to try this. Not sure why one reader had issues with microwaving chocolate, because I do it all the time. I suspect they heated it for too long and too high. I use defrost and only heat it for a few seconds at a time until it melts.

I will make this recipe & then make it with dry roasted peanuts & drop it in clusters.

This was a complete disasater! I spent a good bit of money, bought the best ingredients and ended up with a sugary-chocolate mess. The chocolate never melted but turned sugary instead. I don't recommend it, or if you do try it use a double-boiler and not the microwave. I will delete this one.

Very good and easy! Just watch the white chips very carefully while microwaving short times and knead often.

This is so easy to make and it's better than store-bought candy! I didn't have almonds so used pecans and still good.

I think it's a great recipe because I can make it Gluten Free!

Is the vegetable shortning solid shortning instead of vegetable oil.

When a recipe calls for vegetable shortning, it means the white, solid stuff; it would have called for vegetable oil had it meant the liquid. At least, that's what I would do. Hope this is helpful.

This would made a great gift!! I can make a great candy without a lot of bother. Thanks.

i think its great thanks again i know its going to be a hit.

I have found that the better quality of chips I use the better this turns out. I even enjoy using peanut butter or butterscotch chips and change up the nuts...endless possibilities of yummyness!

Didn't have Almands at the time, so I used Walnuts. Really great. Also drushed candy canes.

Has your test kitchen tried the parrafin wax method for this? I was just wonder has a few of your candy recipes has this so I though , "IfI'm going to but the wax anyway why not use it. I try to stay away from shortening. Thanks BJ

What wax recipie? How would you do that?

OMG This is really good yummy :)


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