Salted Gingersnap & Hazelnut Bark

Salted Gingersnap & Hazelnut Bark

Ok, ok! I’ll concede that I might actually have a little, teensy tiny bit of a sweet tooth. There – I said it. Though it’s true that I often pass on the candy and cupcakes at work, I think I do actually crave sweet things. Sometimes. Especially if I make them myself, which means sweet, but not too sweet and most of the times means something Salted. What can I say? I’m a salt fiend. It just makes dessert more interesting – that pop of something salty – always surprising – makes sweet taste so much sweeter.

Salted Gingersnap & Hazelnut BarkSalted Gingersnap & Hazelnut Bark

This time of year, I love ginger snaps. They’re spicy and somehow warming. My favorite kind are the really gingery ones that have a good bite and nice chew to them. The Whole Foods brand gingersnaps are just perfect. I had a half a bag of those, some dark chocolate chips and hazelnuts. So, I made bark with them, which is basically a pretty way of saying chocolate with mix-ins.

Salted Gingersnap & Hazelnut BarkSalted Gingersnap & Hazelnut Bark

This recipe is actually really simple. Crushed store-bought ginger snaps, melted chocolate, ground hazelnuts and a bit of flaky salt. That’s pretty much it. The hardest part is waiting for the stuff to cool. Next time, I might try graham crackers or even pretzels. The possibilities are endless, and that’s why I love recipes like this.

12 Comments

  1. Yum! You have such a way for keeping things simple, but combining the perfect ingredients to make something amazing.

  2. This is almost as easy as making instant pudding! Gingersnaps make for a great snack in the fall and what isn’t better with chocolate?

    I like the salty/sweet combination also. Chocolate chip cookies w/ fleur de sel sprinkled on top? Yes please!

  3. I can’t believe I am going to try this, but I am!
    I love gingersnaps and love this idea!
    You are so clever!
    Salt and sweet is the best combo. I wil pass on the cupcakes and candy, but this is right up my alley!

  4. Wow, what a great idea! I also love sweet and salty combinations. Love that it is so easy. I don’t have much patience when it comes to dessert making…

  5. WOW – what a simple yet clever and lovely idea! LOVE chocolate and gingersnaps. I will have to try this!

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  8. This looks great! I think the gingersnap ideal is priceless. Much more interesting than those barks that call for soda crackers.

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  10. Now this is a sweet treat I can get on board with! I am not much of a sweets person, but this sounds delicious!

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