chocolate holiday bark with amaretti cookies and espresso

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This dark chocolate holiday bark is studded with crunchy amaretti cookies, hazelnuts, dried tart cherries, roasted espresso beans and flaky salt. It’s rich, roasty, sweet- tart and so perfect for Christmas.

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18 pieces
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 tbsp roasted coffee beans
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, tempered
  • 8 amaretti cookies (a generous 1/2 cup)
  • flaky salt, such as Maldon


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine hazelnuts, cherries and coffee beans in a small bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
  2. Pour chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and use a spoon or offset spatula to spread into an even layer, about 1/4-inch thick. Break the cookies into 1/2-inch pieces and sprinkle over the chocolate. Sprinkle the nuts and fruit around the cookies. Gently press toppings into the chocolate, then sprinkle with flaky salt.
  3. Let cool at room temperature until completely hardened. Break bark into about 18 pieces and store in a covered container at cool room temperature.


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