This might seem like sacrilege and try not to fall out of your seats when I say this but….I think I may be pumpkin spiced out. Whew. That felt good to get off my chest.
But seriously though you guys, I love fall and all that it brings. I love sweater weather and pumpkin spice and pumpkins and all that stuff but I think I hit pumpkin spice overload what with the latte’s and cheerios among other things. So… what is a girl to do?
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I turned to all things rich and tangy and whipped up some dark chocolate orange cranberry bark to satisfy my sugar and my spice cravings and you know what? It hit the spot! This bark is makes a perfect addition to any party, as a holiday gift or just because. With hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, this bark is sure to bring a smile to anyone looking to dig into the more tangy flavors this holiday season!
Dark Chocolate Orange Cranberry Bark
1 bag Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tbl orange zest
1 cup Craisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Prep your space by lining your pan with parchment paper and clearing a space in the refrigerator.
Zest the orange. To do this, take your zester and lightly grate the peel of the orange until you get to the white pith. If you don’t have a zester a cheese grater is an amazing subsititute. Just use the section designated for “finely shredded” cheese.
In a glass microwave safe bowl, melt the entire bag of Hershey’s special dark chocolate chips.
Heat for 1 minute and stir. If the chips aren’t completely melted, microwave in 15 second bursts, stiring in between. Be careful not to burn the chocolate, if it burns or siezes, you’ll have to start over and no one wants that.
Once your chocolate is melted, add in the zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until smooth. Then stir in the Craisins.
Using the spatula spread the chocolate mixture onto a parchment paper lined pan. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Once your chocolate is set, break the bark apart into smaller bite size pieces and enjoy!