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Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark

Salted Honey and Chocolate Bark

This holiday confection is both sweet and salty.


  • 12 oz. saltine or Ritz crackers
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries or sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons coffee beans, crushed
  • ¼ cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted cacao nibs
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)

Recipe Preparation


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Using your hands, coarsely crumble crackers onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack and let crackers cool.

  • Meanwhile, heat sugar, honey, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Fit saucepan with thermometer and cook, whisking frequently, until thermometer registers 300°, 8–10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will bubble vigorously). Quickly pour mixture over crackers, spreading to coat evenly. Let cool completely.

  • Drizzle chocolate over cooled crackers; immediately top with cherries, coffee beans, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs and sprinkle with salt. Chill until chocolate is hardened, at least 10 minutes. Break bark into pieces.

  • DO AHEAD: Bark can be made 3 days ahead. Wrap tightly and keep chilled.

,Photos by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 460 Fat (g) 21 Saturated Fat (g) 9 Cholesterol (mg) 25 Carbohydrates (g) 68 Dietary Fiber (g) 3 Total Sugars (g) 40 Protein (g) 6 Sodium (mg) 590Reviews SectionIt sounds like a lot of sugar being mixed into the honey. I have seen some similar recipes that mix 1 tbsp honey into 5 oz of dark chocolate.That being said, this is not a Passover recipe. You cannot have saltines or Ritz crackers during Passover. They are chametz. Try making this recipe with matzoh.Like many have noted, way too many crackers (saltines) for a standard half-sheet pan, they were like 3 layers deep. I removed about 4 oz so the crackers were only 2 deep, but I bet 1 layer would have been fine. The toffee was tasty. Make sure you have a roomy pot because it expands. I didn't bother with the ground coffee. Despite the flaw about the crackers in the recipe, pretty good. If I did it again, I'd try Ritz crackers.

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