Total1 hr + 35 min
¼ cup (56 g)granulated sugar
¼ cup (18 g)banana chips, chopped
¼ cup (29 g)roasted hazelnuts, chopped
2gingerbread cookies, chopped
2 tsp (10 mL)peanut butter (optional)
¼ tspflaked sea salt
14.1 oz (400 g)
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan* on medium heat, add the sugar and water.
- Avoid mixing with spoons or utensils as this can cause sugar crystals to form. If the mixture needs it, swirl the pan to help dissolve the sugar.
- When the sugar is dissolved, turn the heat to medium-high and allow the mixture to bubble until it starts to turn golden, about 10 - 15 minutes.
- Watch the sugar closely to avoid burning, as caramelization happens quickly. When caramelized to your liking, carefully** pour the liquid sugar onto the prepared baking tray.
- Tilt the tray to spread the sugar out if desired for thinner shards.
- Once completely cooled, use the back of a spoon to tap the caramel and break it into shards. Place these in a bowl and set aside. Keep the paper on the baking tray as it will be used again.
- Prepare and have at-the-ready your desired toppings: banana chips, hazelnuts, cookies, peanut butter, and salt.
- Fill a medium saucepan with an inch (2 cm) of water, and bring to a gentle simmer. Place a large heat-safe bowl on top of the pan. Break the chocolate into pieces and place it in the bowl. Stir often. The heat from the bowl will melt the chocolate.
- Once melted, remove the bowl from the stove, and be careful as the bowl will be hot. Gently pour the melted chocolate onto the same parchment-lined baking tray used before. Use the back of a rubber spatula to spread the chocolate out into a thin layer, about ½ cm thick.
- The chocolate can now be decorated! Drizzle the peanut butter over the chocolate, and then sprinkle over top the banana chips, hazelnuts, cookie crumbles, salt, and caramel shards. Using the back of a spoon, gently press the pieces into the chocolate to secure them.
- Let harden at room temperature, or place in the fridge to harden. Once hard, let slightly soften at room temperature before cutting. Cut into desired shapes and sizes. Enjoy!
- * A heavy-bottomed pan is thicker at the base, meaning it can distribute heat better than a thinner pan. As a result, the sugar will melt more evenly and is less likely to burn.
- ** Be extremely careful with this, as the melted sugar is incredibly hot.
- The chocolate bark can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutrition per serving
Calories 214 kcal
|Total fat||14 g|
|Saturated fat||7 g|
|Trans fat||0 g|
|Total carbs||20 g|
|Dietary fiber||3 g|
|Total sugars||11 g|
|Added sugars||9 g|
|Vitamin A||1 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||0 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1 mg|
|Vitamin K||2 μg|
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