Spicy Chocolate Bark Recipe
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Spicy Chocolate Bark Recipe

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Warm hearts and heat up the holidays with this melt-in-your-mouth confection from our Test Kitchen. It sets up nicely when chilled, saving the peppery bite ‘til the very end. With just four ingredients, it makes an easy gift idea, and folks who like spicy foods just may put it at the top of their holiday wish lists!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread onto a waxed paper-lined pan. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
  2. Break bark into small pieces. Store airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Spicy Chocolate Bark in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p65

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georgee148 User ID: 6172614 161321
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"i also added coconut and doubled the cayenne pepper, it was great!"

vickidee4 User ID: 6408606 93744
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"<p>I had no cashew or pecans, but I had almonds. I put them in a plastic bag and I coarse crushed them with a rolling pin. I had no cayenne pepper, but I had chilli pepper and red pepper flakes. I melted dark chocolate and added my spices to the crushed almonds that I toasted in an iron skillet. I blended the nuts with the melted chocolate, spread it out on wax lined freezer paper to let it cool. I cracked coarse sea salt on top and let it set up.</p><p>I broke it into misshapen pieces....and it was wonderful. It's a big hit and I will certainly make this recipe again!</p>"

GrammieRob User ID: 6279056 114929
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"Very tasty. I used a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate morsels instead of the candy coating. I had no cashews but pleanty of pecans so used them. Quite spicy and sweet. Thanks!"

karenoko01 User ID: 5912089 93241
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"what is milk chocolate candy????"

cookingfools User ID: 1221096 93238
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"I make this every year and everyone raves about it. They all want the recipe!"

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