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Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

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Chocolate hazelnut bark is a delightful treat that's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. It's also incredibly easy to make, so it's a great option for a last-minute dessert or a fun activity to do with kids.

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What is chocolate hazelnut bark?

This bark is a candy made with chocolate and hazelnuts. It's similar to chocolate bark, but with the addition of hazelnuts for a delicious textural contrast. You can use any type of chocolate you like for the bark, but semi-sweet chocolate is a classic choice. Hazelnuts are the traditional nut for this treat, but you could also use other nuts, such as almonds or peanuts.

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark broken into pieces

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

Discover the irresistible combination of chocolate and hazelnuts in this incredibly versatile bark recipe. This no-fuss chocolate hazelnut bark is the answer to your sweet cravings. With minimal ingredients and simple steps, you'll have a satisfying homemade treat in no time.

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags (11 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate morsels 
  • 1/3 cup raw hazelnuts

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Once they are roasted, remove from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Then place the hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and shake around, until all the skins fall off the hazelnuts.
  • Then melt the chocolate morsels in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds, until fully melted.
  • Then spread out the chocolate and candy over the baking sheet, until it is spread out and even.
  • Spread out the hazelnuts over the chocolate.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
  • Then break into pieces and serve.

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Why you'll love this recipe

There are many reasons to love this recipe for chocolate hazelnut bark. Here are just a few:

  • Easy to make: This recipe is so simple that even novice cooks can make it successfully.
  • Few ingredients: You only need a handful of ingredients to make this bark, which makes it a great option for when you don't have a lot on hand.
  • Customizable: You can customize this recipe to your liking by using different types of chocolate and nuts. You could also add other ingredients, such as dried fruit or pretzels.
  • Delicious: Of course, the most important reason to love this recipe is that it's absolutely delicious! The combination of chocolate and hazelnuts is a classic for a reason.
broken pieces of bark

Tips for making chocolate hazelnut bark

Here are a few tips for making chocolate hazelnut bark:

  • Roast the hazelnuts: Roasting the hazelnuts will bring out their flavor. You can roast them in the oven or in a pan on the stovetop.
  • Let the chocolate cool slightly before spreading it onto the baking sheet: If the chocolate is too hot, it will melt the hazelnuts and make them soggy.
  • Don't overmix the chocolate: Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir them just until combined. Overmixing can make the chocolate tough.
  • Refrigerate the bark: This will help the chocolate to set and make it easier to break into pieces.

FAQ

  • Can I use a different type of chocolate? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even dark chocolate for a richer flavor. You can even try a combination!
  • Is it necessary to roast the hazelnuts? While not strictly required, roasting truly enhances the hazelnut flavor, giving your bark a deeper, richer taste. It is definitely recommended.
  • I don't like hazelnuts. What other nuts can I use? This recipe is highly adaptable. Substitute your favorite nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, or even macadamia nuts for a tropical twist.
  • Can I add anything else to the bark? Get creative! Think dried cranberries, chopped apricots, a sprinkle of sea salt, mini pretzel pieces, or even a drizzle of caramel!
  • How long does the chocolate hazelnut bark take to set? At least 30 minutes in the refrigerator should do the trick! You'll know it's ready when the chocolate is firm.
  • Can I make this ahead of time? Yes! Chocolate hazelnut bark keeps well, making it great for gifting or having on hand for unexpected guests.
  • How to store chocolate hazelnut bark? Chocolate hazelnut bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for chocolate hazelnut bark! It's a delicious and easy treat that's perfect for any occasion.

Yield: 12

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

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This no-fuss chocolate hazelnut bark is the answer to your sweet cravings. With minimal ingredients and simple steps, you'll have a satisfying homemade treat in no time.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bags (11 oz) of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/3 cup raw hazelnuts

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
    Once they are roasted, remove from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes.
    Then place the hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and shake around, until all the skins fall off the hazelnuts.
    Then melt the chocolate morsels in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds, until fully melted.
    Then spread out the chocolate and candy over the baking sheet, until it is spread out and even.
    Spread out the hazelnuts over the chocolate.
    Place the baking sheet in the fridge and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
    Then break into pieces and serve.

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