November 1, 2011 

(Family Features) Got loved ones with a passion for chocolate? Show you care by making this heavenly treat which is made in minutes, and can disappear just as quickly. Get carried away with delightfully decadent chocolate ideas for indulging everyone's sweet tooth at www.VeryBestBaking.com.

Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Chocolate Bark
Makes 7 servings (about 1/2 pound)

8 ounces Nestlé Toll House Dark Chocolate Baking Bar,
broken into small pieces
1/2 cup smoked-flavored almonds,
coarsely chopped, divided
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
(preferably large crystal)

LINE 8-inch baking pan with wax paper.

MICROWAVE small chocolate pieces in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds;
STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10 to 15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Stir in 1/4 cup almonds.

POUR into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Tap pan several times to spread chocolate and settle nuts. Sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Information per serving: 250 calories; 180 calories from fat; 20g total fat; 8g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 180 mg sodium; 20g carbohydrate; 5g fiber; 17g sugars; 6 g protein

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