Chili Chocolate Bark Recipe

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Categories: Chocolate, Dessert, Hot and Spicy, Low-Sodium Recipes, Snack

Submitted By: Renee from Mount Savage.

Chili Chocolate Bark Notes

I fell in love with chili chocolate when I lived in England. I used to get a bag from the farmer's market every Saturday in Exeter. When I moved back to the US, I could not find it ANYWHERE, so... I made my own.

Serves / Yields

24 pieces

Preparation Instructions

Line an 11"x7"x2" bake pan with wax paper. Mix all ingredients in a double-boiler until melted and smooth. Pour chocolate into prepared bake pan. Spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle with crushed red peppers as desired. Chill at least two hours or until set. Slice or break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to two weeks, maybe longer; I haven't been able to leave it alone longer than that ;)

Helpful Hints

Please note: The cinnamon can only be hinted at, but it is necessary to provide a middle note with the different chiles, otherwise it is a bit bitter.

Standard crushed red pepper flakes are fine in this recipe, but if you can get the slightly milder, fruitier Aleppo pepper flakes they are delicious with chocolate. For a milder chocolate, use ground ancho pepper instead of cayenne pepper.

This is a very versatile recipe. Add nuts, dried fruit or zest (slivered almonds, dried cherries, orange zest etc). Experiment with different spices (cardamom, coriander ... ) or different chocolates (white chocolate, mint chocolate).

This is also makes a very lovely gift.

Quick Shopping List

Dutched or Natural Process Cocoa Powder
Dutched, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
Aleppo Pepper
Crushed, in a glass jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt 2 ounces
Cayenne Pepper
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
Chinese "Tung Hung" Cassia Cinnamon
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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Catherine C. Said:

I add zest from one orange to the Chili Chocolate Bark Recipe. Everyone who has tasted it is amazed by how much better this is than store brought chili chocolate bars. I hardly repeat recipes but this one is certainly one I have already made a few times.

Make it Again? Catherine C. would make this recipe again.

Poonam B. Said:

i already developed spices chocolates at home

Make it Again? Poonam B. would make this recipe again.