Recipes and Cooking Salted Dark Chocolate-Almond Bark 3.3 (6) Your microwave does all the cooking required to make this delicious dark chocolate-almond bark dessert. If you love the flavor of salted caramel, drizzle some melted caramel on top of the dark chocolate, alongside the chopped almonds and sea salt. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 3, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Microwave Time: 1 mins Chill Time: 30 mins Total Time: 51 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 ounce chocolate-flavor candy coating, chopped (1 cup) 6 ounce dark chocolate, chopped (1 cup) 1 tablespoon shortening ¾ cup chopped smoked almonds or chopped almonds, toasted ¼ teaspoon sea salt Directions Line a large baking sheet with heavy foil; grease foil. Set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine candy coating, dark 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. Pour chocolate mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread mixture evenly in a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with the almonds; lightly press into chocolate mixture. Sprinkle evenly with salt. Chill candy about 30 minutes or until firm. Use foil to lift candy. Cut or break into pieces. Caramel Chocolate-Almond Bark: Prepare as directed, except combine 7 ounces vanilla caramels (1/2 of a 14-ounce package), unwrapped, and 1 tablespoon milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes or until caramel melts, stirring every 30 seconds. Before sprinkling chocolate mixture with almonds, drizzle melted caramel over top. Chill as directed. Use a sharp knife to cut candy into pieces. To Store: Layer candy between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 161 Calories 11g Fat 13g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 161 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 49mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 13g 5% Total Sugars 4g Protein 2g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 60mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.