Dark chocolate almond and sea salt bark

This is a really easy recipe to put together. It’s basically hardening melted chocolate, but by adding  a few ingredients you can make it a little more special. Wrap it in a ribbon or put it in a cute box with some coloured paper for the perfect gift.

What you’ll need: 

  • 300g good quality dark chocolate
  • 100g almonds
  • coarse sea salt

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. Line a flat baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Lightly toast the almonds under the grill, keeping a close eye because you don’t want them to burn.
  3. Remove and when cool, coarsely chop the almonds – you want a good mixture of big and small pieces and you can even leave some whole.
  4. In a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering, water melt the chocolate.
  5. Combine half the chopped almonds with the chocolate.
  6. Pour the mixture evenly over the baking tray and sprinkle the remaining almonds on top.
  7. Leave to harden overnight or for about 2-3hrs.
  8. Sprinkle the coarse sea salt over the chocolate bark, break into pieces and serve.