This terrifically flavorful, colorful bark is ideal for holiday gift giving. The chocolate here is not tempered, meaning that it should be refrigerated to firm up and may not stay firm if left for long periods at warm temperatures, so it’s best to refrigerate it for storage.
Zest of 1 large orange, removed in long strips with a citrus zester
2/3 cup shelled pistachios, halved
2/3 cup coarsely chopped dried sweetened cherries
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate over simmering water, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in puffed rice. Pour mixture onto parchment paper and spread with a rubber spatula until it is about 1/3-inch thick. Sprinkle with zest first, then with pistachios and cherries. Lift the pan an inch off the table and drop it once or twice to settle toppings into chocolate. Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate until chocolate has hardened, about 1 hour. Break the bark into chunks and store in the refrigerator.
Per Serving:200 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 10mg sodium, 21g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein.
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