It's the holiday season! Thanksgiving is peeking around the corner and the onslaught of holiday parties and gift exchanges will commence. I don't know about you guys, but I have a reeeaaalllly hard time figuring out what to give in a secret Santa gift exchange or what I will bring to the office gift exchange. So to save myself countless hours of googling "best gift to give in a secret Santa gift exchange" I am just going to whip up the most classic, inviting and fail proof gift of all. Chocolate bark!! I mean who doesn't love it? It's sweet, it's salty and it's not going to make you gain five pounds in one bite!!! Aaannnd you can put it in the cutest jars or containers to give it major curb appeal.
Oh and did I mention it takes literally 5 minutes to make? booya. Scroll on down to get your holiday mittens on this staple and totally have it your way treat.
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup cranberries
1/4 cup crushed pecans
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
Handful of toffee candy bits
Heat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Spread the chocolate chips into a square shape on the paper or mat. Bake for about 5 mins until the chocolate looks gooey. Using a knife or a spatula, swirl the chocolate around to create an even square. Sprinkle on your toppings. Use your spatula to gently push down the toppings into the chocolate. Remove the paper or mat from a baking sheet and place in the fridge for 30 to 45 min. Remove from fridge when chocolate bark is hard. Crack the square into pieces. Store in the fridge. This recipe makes roughly 15 pieces.