It might seem a little early to think about teacher gifts, but that’s exactly what came to mind when I saw this recipe for Marbled Cashew Bark on the HEB website. It’s simple but classy and perfect for wrapping in cute packaging for the holidays.
Speaking of which, now’s a good time to put in orders for holiday treat bags and boxes. I’ve noticed local craft stores are selling more reasonably priced food grade packaging items, but it seems like the best deals are still on wholesale sites that sell to the general public. My favorites are Plastic Container City, Paper Mart and a few people I know like Kitchen Krafts. You can shop around and compare prices, but if you order now you’ll have plenty of packaging for the holidays.
As for the bark, it tasted great and was very pretty. Obviously, it will only be as good as the chocolate you choose, so splurge and buy your true favorite!
- 6 oz good quality dark or semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 oz of good quality white chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup cashew pieces, I used lightly salted but unsalted is okay too
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put the dark chocolate in a large bowl and microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir well, even if the chocolate doesn't appear to have melted. Repeat, microwaving for another 30 seconds at 50% power and stirring well after 30 seconds. Continue until all the chocolate is fully melted. Repeat with the white chocolate.
- Stir 1/2 cup of the cashews into each bowl.
- Spoon both melted chocolates onto the parchment paper to make a marbled pattern.
- Chill until set, then break into pieces. If your kitchen is cool, you can try to let it set at room temperature, but this will take much longer.