Chocolate Anise Bark
- 1 teaspoon anise seeds
- 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
- 1/3 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup salted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
- 6 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from epicurious.com
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 center of baking sheet.
Spread with a rubber spatula into a roughly 10- by 5-inch rectangle and sprinkle with remaining fruit mixture, pressing lightly to help adhere.
Chill until firm, about 30 minutes, then break into pieces.
Cooks' note: • Bark keeps, covered and chilled, 1 week.