Celebrating Valentines's Day with a romantic dinner for two at home? This chocolate bark is the perfect dish to serve for dessert! Check out the recipe below.

California Chocolate Bark

Servings: 10-12

Pair With: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Merlot


  • 4 Ounces of semisweet chocolate chips

  • 12 Ounces of dark chocolate chips

  • 1 Cup of whole roasted nuts (your favorite)

  • 1 Cup of your favorite dried fruit (figs, apricots, cherries, cranberries)

  • 2-3 Tbsp of sea salt


  • Spread a large piece of parchment paper over a sheet pan.

  • Chop nuts and halve or quarter dried fruit based on its size.

  • Add all chocolate to a microwave proof bowl. In 30-second intervals, microwave the chocolate, quickly remove and stir, then return to the microwave for 30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted – about 3 minutes.

  • Acting quickly, pour the melted chocolate out onto the parchment paper in a rectangle.

  • Allow the chocolate to rest for about 30 seconds, then sprinkle nuts and fruit over the chocolate.

  • Let chocolate cool for another two minutes, then sprinkle sea salt over top. Set aside for about 2 hours or until firm. Do NOT put in the refrigerator to speed firming — the chocolate will grey.

  • Chop or break the bark into pieces.

  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to one week and serve at room temperature. Serve with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Merlot.

Entertaining Tip: This recipe is fun because you can customize it to suit your preferences. Here, we use cashews, dried cherries and dried figs — all native California ingredients, home of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.