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Dark Chocolate Bark with Cherries and Coconut

Our Northeast Sales Manager Laura came up with this recipe as a nut-free sweet treat for her son's classroom. 

Rich in texture and easy to make. 

Difficulty:
Yield: Roughly 36-1" pieces
Working Time: 50 minutes
This recipe contains: Tree Nuts, Dairy

Ingredients

2 lbs [453g] Guittard 70% Bittersweet Baking Bars (melted)

1/2 cup [70g] cherries

1/4 cup [30g] cocoa nibs (available through other online retailers) 

1/4 cup [23g] shredded coconut

Directions

Put parchment paper down on a standard 1/2 sheetpan tray. 

Melt chocolate in the microwave on 50% power at 60-second intervals, stirring well in between. As chocolate becomes more fluid, cut interval time to 30 seconds and then 15 seconds, always stirring well in between.

Lay 1 1/2 pounds of chocolate out on the tray and use a spatula to create a leveled layer of chocolate.

Set aside remaining chocolate.

Sprinkle dried cherries across the chocolate on the sheet, then sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Lightly sprinkle cocoa nibs on the chocolate and spread evenly across the chocolate.

Put the set aside 1/2 pound of chocolate into microwave to liquefy.

Pour the melted chocolate on top of what's already on the tray. Let solidify.