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Spicy Chocolate Bark

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
    about 1-1/2 pounds


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Break bark into small pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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.

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