Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark has just three ingredients and is a quick sweet treat to make. Have you ever tried Goobers? I remember Goobers from the movie theater concession stand – peanuts individually coated with chocolate. Somehow what used to taste good when I was a kid doesn’t anymore. I no longer enjoy the chalky chocolate covered peanuts with a plastic-y coating. But I do love good dark chocolate and peanuts.
Recently, I bought some chocolate covered peanuts from Home Goods – one of those impulse purchases as you’re standing in line waiting to pay. I actually bought them for my aunt, who loves nuts and dark chocolate. As it turns out, my son likes chocolate covered peanuts too – he polished off the bag and asked if I could buy some more.
When I tried finding chocolate covered peanuts in the natural products section of the supermarket, I couldn’t find any. So, I decided to make a quick salted dark chocolate peanut bark. Granted it’s not the same as individually chocolate coated peanuts, but it satisfies that chocolate peanut-ty crunchy craving.
How To Make Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark
The key is to use high quality dark chocolate. I used Callebaut dark chocolate. Simply melt the chocolate in a double boiler or use a heatproof bowl that fits on top of a saucepan of simmering water.
Buy unsalted roasted peanuts. Salted peanuts will be way too salty.
Stir the roasted peanuts into the melted chocolate and toss to coat evenly.
Spread on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with some flaky sea salt. I used Australian pink flaky sea salt that a friend gave me.
Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.
Break into bite size pieces.
Store this Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark in a mason jar or covered container so you can satisfy your sweet tooth whenever you’re feeling a craving for something sweet, salty and crunchy.
Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark
- 4 ounces dark/bittersweet chocolate chopped
- 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
- flaky sea salt
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Alternatively place chocolate in a bowl that fits inside a saucepan. Place just enough water in saucepan to barely touch bottom of bowl. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and place bowl of chocolate on top of saucepan and stir until melted.
Remove chocolate from heat and stir in peanuts. Spread chocolate peanut mixture on plastic lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little flaky sea salt. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is hardened.
Break into pieces and store in mason jars or airtight container.
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