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Chocolate Anise Bark


Makes 6 pieces

1 teaspoon anise seeds
⅓ cup dried tart cherries
⅓ cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
⅓ cup salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
6 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped


Line a small baking sheet with foil and chill.

Finely grind anise in an electric coffee/spice grinder.

Stir together cherries, apricots and cashews.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a small metal bowl set over a small saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

Stir in anise and half of fruit and spoon onto centre of baking sheet. Spread with a rubber spatula into a roughly 10 x 5 inch rectangle and sprinkle with remaining fruit mixture, pressing lightly to help adhere.

Chill until firm, about 30 minutes, and then break into pieces.

Bark keeps, covered and chilled for 1 week.

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