Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Salted Caramel Blueberry Bark

I don't really have a sweet tooth. 

But I do for this.

Salted Caramel Blueberry Bark.  I'm from Maine.  We put blueberries where they don't belong.

Start with these ingredients:

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Dried Blueberries
Sea or Kosher Salt (not pictured)

Throw your caramel into a sauce pan with a splash of water and melt down over medium heat. 

Ok so my new external hard drive ate a couple of my pictures so you are just going to have to use your imagination for a few steps.  Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until nice and melted and pour out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spread out to desired thickness (1/3" should do).  Drizzle melted caramel on top of chocolate right away.  Then, drop blueberries from the melted chocolate so they sink a bit when they land.  No need to use a ladder, from above your head will do just fine.

Give a nice little sprinkling of kosher or sea salt on top.  Just do it lightly - you only want to taste the salt every couple of bites.  The last time I visited Brooklyn to see Caitlin, we went on THE food tours of all food tours.  Our last stop was gelato.  I got chocolate carmel with sea salt sprinkled on top.  That was an actual option on the menu.  You mean you won't judge me for wanting to put salt on everything?  Can I sleep on your stoop? 

So pretty.  I might frame this and hang it on the ceiling above our bed.   Once you have everything on there, pop it into the freezer for fifteen minutes.

So a lot of people cut bark so it looks all pretty and even, but I love the little jagged uneven pieces.  To accomplish this I first pick it up, and just drop it on the counter or the cutting board.  It won't totally break apart perfectly like this, so you'll have to whip your knife out to finish the job.  So Sopranos of me.

Can't you just taste it?  It's creamy, chewy, a little salty and just slightly sweet from the dried fruit.  You should try this.  It's so different and so easy.

I never eat sugar.  I'm more of a can you pass the bacon so I can put it on my butter kinda gal so it was quite a shock to my system after I ate 3 pieces of this.  Seriously.  I thought I was going to have a heart attack.  I can drink 6 shots of espresso a day (yes, 6) but I can't eat too much of this.  What a cruel, cruel world.

Stay sweet this season and stay hungry!

Salted Caramel Blueberry Bark Recipe
2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
5 oz of Caramels Candies
1/4 Cup of Dried Blueberries
3 Finger Pinch of Sea or Kosher Salt

Melt chocolate on a double boiler (I just put a glass bowl on top of a 4 quart sauce pan with simmering water). Stir chocolates until melted thoroughly.  In another pan, stir caramels over medium heat with a splash of water and melt down.  Pour chocolate out onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and spread out to desired thickness.  Immediately drizzle caramel on top and then drop blueberries from above head so they sink into the chocolate a little bit.  Sprinkle a little sea or kosher salt on top and then freeze, break apart, and devour.  


  1. This seems shippable, how/when do I get my holiday care package!

    Hungry in ct

  2. Yum! These look absolutely delicious!

  3. Thanks, you guys! As the HH member who DOES have a sweet tooth, I'll be trying these out this weekend!

  4. I know I say how great things look on all your posts but this one is amazing. You nearly caused a marital break up on Thursday night over the last piece of this stuff. Really good. Thanks for the recipe. Rik

  5. Your photos keep getting better and better! REALLY impressive and yummy shots! What type of camera are you using for your gooey food shots?

  6. Thanks for the awesome feedback guys! Right now I'm using a Panasonic Lumix. I need to get an SLR, but right now with a little natural light, and the camera's awesome food setting, I'm making it work.

  7. Blueberries, caramel and chocolate....oh my!! Cranberries, apricots, nuts, someone please stop me. I need a break from your website. I have become truly addicted.

  8. I am switching to white chocolate and cranberries for Christmas, the other 364 I am going with the blueberries and semi sweet.

  9. This looks lovely - i love bark recipes.
    You have done an amazing job on these - i want to make some for Christmas!
    Visiting from Tip Junkie


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