It was a beautiful day in Michigan when I headed out the door to my son't last tennis match of the season. I savored the sunshine falling on my shoulders as the 70 degree temps made for a "summer" like afternoon. The nice weather made me a little hesitant to get into the swing of fall. But when Taste of Home sent me their Fall Surprise Box later that day, I felt a rush of Autumn excitement. Each season, Taste of Home Magazine sends me a complimentary "goodie box" to sample and promote on my blog. I always look forward to receiving their cookbooks, food samples, and kitchen gadgets. This year, Taste of Home turn 25 so this surprise box really hit it out of the park! The recipe cards and Taste of Home Favorites cookbook are filled with tempting fall creations. The pretty red spatula and colorful refrigerator magnets will certainly be put to good use. And I couldn't wait to incorporate their spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar into my Dark Chocolate Coconut Pecan Bark recipe. Take a look for yourself!
Here's my recipe for my Dark Chocolate Coconut Pecan Bark made with a pinch of this spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar:
One 12 ounce bag dark chocolate chips; 1 tablespoon coconut oil; 3/4 chopped pecans; 1/4 cup peanuts; 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes; 1 tsp. vanilla; 1 tsp. spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar; 1 tsp. sea salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toast the nuts for 4 minutes. Add the coconut to the pan. Toast for one additional minute. Remove from oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Stir after 30 seconds. Heat 30 additional seconds and stir. If chips are not fully melted, heat for 10 additional seconds until fully melted. Add the vanilla and cane sugar. Fold in half the pecans and peanuts. Use a spatula to spread chocolate onto lined baking sheet. Top with remaining nuts and toasted coconut. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 1 hour to harden. Break into pieces.
Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!