Mouth-friendly recipe: Swirled chocolate bark with almonds

Most people celebrate the holidays by indulging in a few sweets. But that doesn’t have to mean cavities in the new year. If you’re looking to splurge, choose chocolate! It’s less likely to stick to your teeth than other candies. This recipe for dark chocolate bark not only minimizes your teeth’s exposure to sugar, but it can also boost your mood. Dig in when you’re craving sweets or just feeling the winter blues.


10 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

4 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup almonds, whole or chopped


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Heat the dark chocolate in a double boiler or a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water; do not allow the bowl to touch the water.

3. When dark chocolate is two-thirds melted, remove from heat and stir until completely melted.

4. Repeat melting process for the white chocolate.

5. Spread dark chocolate onto baking sheet.

6. Drop spoonfuls of white chocolate randomly over the dark chocolate and use the tip of a knife to swirl them together.

7. Scatter almonds over the swirled chocolate.

8. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

9. Break into pieces and enjoy.