One dark chocolate bar
Wax paper or parchment paper
Melt the chocolate over a low heat until liquid. Place the wax paper on a cookie sheet, and use a spoon to to freelance shapes in chocolate. I did a heart shape and then swirled the extra lines around. It would be easy to do other shapes, so do whatever you need. I chilled the chocolate until hard, and then placed them on the top and sides of a German chocolate cake. The dark chocolate made the German chocolate cake flavor shine even stronger.
Toasted Sugared Almonds
These almonds taste amazing with a spinach, strawberry and poppy seed dressing.
1 cup. slivered almonds
6 Tblsp. sugar
In a large skillet, place the sugar in it and melt it over a medium heat. Once it is melted, add the almonds and stir until the almonds are golden brown (about 5 minutes) and then spread out in a single layer on wax paper. Cool and break apart and serve on a salad or dessert.
Yield: 1 cup
Based on a recipe from allrecipes.com.
By M. H. Campbell