chocolate almond sea salt bark

This recipe makes people love you even more than they should.  It's a breeze and no special talent or equipment is required.  I like to bring it along tucked into a cute weck canning jar as a host/ess gift.  Or you can keep it all to yourself.

chocolate almond sea salt bark

about 1 c raw almonds

8 oz of your favorite dark, bittersweet chocolate or whatever high quality chocolate you prefer, roughly chopped

sea salt to sprinkle

Pre-heat oven to 350º

Roast your almonds on a rimmed sheet pan lined with parchment until they are smelling toasty, about 10 minutes or so.  Let them cool a bit and roughly chop.  Return them to the parchment paper, sprinkle lightly with the sea salt.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate completely.

Pour the chocolate directly over the almonds.  Using an off-set spatula (what you would use to frost a cake) push the edges to shape the chocolate a bit and smooth over the top so it is somewhat even.

Let it cool completely before breaking into chunks.