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Dark Chocolate Bark (Yields 24 pieces)

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Photo: Quentin Bacon

9.5 ounces very good semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
8 ounces very good bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup whole roasted, salted cashews
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
½ cup dried cranberries

Melt the two chocolates in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.

Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Using a ruler and a pencil, draw a 9” by 10” rectangle on the paper. Turn the paper facedown on the baking sheets.

Pour the melted chocolate over the paper and spread to form a rectangle, using the outline. Sprinkle the cashews, apricots and cranberries over the chocolate. Set aside for 2 hours until firm. Cut the bark in 1” x 3” pieces and serve at room temperature.