salty sweet s'mores bark
As I was thinking about other recipes I could create using Nabisco's brand products, I wanted to do something that I love in a dessert - a salty sweet combo. I did this recipe awhile ago but haven't had a chance to post it on the blog. But since I have made this, I have packaged them for some gifts and they were adorable! This is one of those recipes that sits well and retains it's crunch so they would definitely make great gifts for friends and co-workers. I (of course!) used dark chocolate because I like that bit of bitter bite to the chocolate but you can definitely mix your chocolates here - for a sweeter bark, I would do a mix of 4 oz dark and 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate. These are great to eat with a strong cup of latte so I think the dark chocolate pairs well with it.
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Plus? It's delicious and the recipe is perfect for gift giving and sharing!
Salty Sweet S'mores Bark
1 sleeve Ritz crackers (30 crackers)
8 oz dark chocolate (or a mix of dark and semi sweet chocolate), cut up into small pieces
4 oz mini salty pretzels
Sea salt flakes (Fleur de sel)
8 large marshmallows, cut in halves or a handful of mini marshmallows
crushed roasted, salted pistachios (can use any nuts), optional garnish
Line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Lay out all the Ritz crackers in a single layer on the pan, fitting them so that they are as close together as possible.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 15 second increments, mixing along the way just until melted. Be careful to not burn the chocolate. It should be nice and glossy when done.
Pour and spread the melted chocolate on top of the crackers so that it coats all the crackers in a thin layer. While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle the pretzels on top and any crushed nuts if you choose to use them. Space out the marshmallows, cut size down if using large cut marshmallows or just scatter evenly if using the mini ones.
Using a hand torch, toast the marshmallows or alternatively, place tray under the broiler watching very carefully so that the marshmallows get toasted but not burned.
Lastly, sprinkle the bark lightly with some flaky sea salt.
Once done, place the tray in the fridge for about 20 minutes for the bark to set.
When set, place parchment paper on a cutting board and cut the bark to desired shapes.
So easy! I packaged these in clear cellophane bags with a some cute printed stickers that I made and voila...instant gift/stocking stuffer!
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