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Dried Cherry and Orange Peel Bark

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • yield: Makes one 9-by-12 1/2-inch sheet or six 2-1/2-by-5-inch bars




  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Basic Bark or Bark Bars

Cook's Note

Bark can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


  1. Step 1

    Coat a 9-by-12 1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet or 6 small loaf pans (2 1/2-by-5-inches) with cooking spray, and line with parchment, leaving an overhang on long sides. Pour melted chocolate into baking sheet or divide among pans (3 tablespoons each), and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle toppings over chocolate. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. Peel off parchment, and break bark into pieces.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2010