December 13, 2007

What is almond bark? Where can I find almond bark?

Last summer on a different blog of mine, I decided to write about what 'almond bark' was since so many people online seem to be utterly confused as to what it is or where to find it.

You'll use it to make candy coated pretzels, dipped chocolates, homemade truffles, etc. Any recipe that calls for almond bark is talking about this;

No, almond bark has no almonds.
No, it has no nuts at all.
No, it's not the finished confection you buy in a candy shop with bits of nuts or candy in it.
No, it is not bakers chocolate, unsweetened chocolate or anything similar to those.

Yes it is in your grocery store.
Yes it is near the chocolate chips - usually on a bottom rack or shelf.
Yes it comes in chocolate flavor or vanilla
Yes it comes in large blocks that you either cut apart with a large knife or bang on the counter top to break apart. (Much much larger than tiny baker's chocolate blocks.)

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