We had our first bit of snow over the weekend, and I took it as a sign. Let the holiday baking begin! Since we didn’t travel for Thanksgiving this year, I stocked up on butter and powdered sugar instead, and got down to baking business the morning after.
The oven has been running all week long – I started things off with possibly my favorite holiday cookies, and followed with gingerbread, classic cut out sugar cookies in all sorts of fun shapes and topped with royal icing, homemade marshmallows and sugared cranberries, some peppermint brownie bites, and this perfect for gifting, so-simple-it’s-dangerous, salted dark chocolate almond bark.
Granted, this almond bark is barely a recipe, so let’s just call it a suggestion.
There are just a few ingredients between said suggestion and you running to the kitchen to make this effortless yet oh, so decadent treat, so I won’t wax poetic. Whole almonds – raw, roasted, toasted, whatever strikes your fancy – nestled in really good, slightly sweet, dark chocolate – at least sixty percent cacao – and adorned with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt – Maldon, of course.
That’s as verbose as it’s going to get. Happy Weekend!