I told you yesterday when I introduced you to the Sea Salt Caramels that we would be doing something special with them today, and… ta da!
A couple of weeks ago I met a friend of mine for lunch and mentioned that after lunch I was heading to the mall. She asked if I hit up the Godiva store when I go, and I realized that I really don’t. I had only been in there once with another girlfriend who had stopped in to buy chocolate-covered strawberries. Well, she planted the seed and there was no way I was going to walk by Godiva without stopping in that day. And so a couple of hours later I strolled by and jumped right in. They were running a special on the chocolate in their display case where you could buy three or four and get one free, or something to that effect. So I went to work deciding on what I would sample… I picked up a couple of truffles and then saw a salted caramel and cashew bark. It was a no-brainer. You could get it in milk or dark chocolate, and I went straight for the milk. I held out until the car ride home, and then dug in. I was immediately smitten and knew instantaneously that I would need to recreate it at home as soon as possible.
I love how the warm chocolate makes the salted caramels a little melty – they get a little gooey and become one with the chocolate. Sublime, I tell you.
Making chocolate bark is one of my all-time favorite treats. They are especially great around the holidays, but as my recent mall trip proved – amazing chocolate bark is meant to be enjoyed year-round. So I hope you don’t wait until the snow falls to give some bark a try! (Although I always reserve my peppermint bark for Christmas!)