Dark Chocolate Candy Bark

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  • Yields: about 36 pieces
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Microwave: 1 min
  • Chill: 30 mins
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Dark Chocolate Candy Bark
Ingredients
6
ounces chocolate-flavor candy coating, chopped (1 cup)
6
ounces dark chocolate, chopped (1 cup)
3
ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1
tablespoon shortening
2
cups chopped assorted chocolate candy bars, such as chocolate-coated caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts, chocolate-covered English toffee, chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, or malted milk balls
1/2
cup salted peanuts, chopped
Directions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with heavy foil; grease foil. Set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine candy coating, chocolate, and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Stir 1 cup of the assorted chopped candy bars and the peanuts into melted chocolate mixture. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Spread mixture into an even layer about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup chopped candy bars; lightly press pieces into chocolate.
  3. Chill about 30 minutes or until firm. Use foil to lift candy out of pan. Using a sharp knife, cut candy into pieces.
From the Test Kitchen
To Store:

Layer pieces of candy bark between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

White Chocolate Candy Bark:

Prepare as directed, except substitute vanilla-flavor candy coating for the chocolate-flavor candy coating; chopped white baking chocolate for the dark chocolate; and chopped, toasted slivered almonds for the salted peanuts.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 108 cal., 1 g protein, 12 g carb., 6 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 0 g fiber, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 27 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 1% iron

Nutrition Facts (Dark Chocolate Candy Bark)
    Per serving:
  • 112 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 29 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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