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Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark


1 – 12 oz. bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers

1 – cup slivered almonds, chopped

1 – cup Caramel bits, chopped

1/2 – cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bar – shredded

1 – Tablespoon course Sea Salt (or to taste)

1/2 – Tablespoon Vegetable Oil (optional)

Parchment Paper


  • Slowly melt dark chocolate with vegetable oil in double boiler or microwave safe bowl.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark

  • While the chocolate is sitting, chop almond slivers and add to a bowl.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark

  • Chop up caramel bits and add to separate bowl.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark

  • Shred bits of white chocolate bars and add to another separate bowl.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark

  • When dark chocolate is fully melted, add to parchment paper and smooth evenly with spoon or spatula.
  • Immediately add caramel bits, white chocolate shavings, then finally the almond slivers.
  • Pack down lightly with spatula or tap down on counter.
  • Top with coarse sea salt to taste and put in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark

  • Remove from refrigerator and break apart in uneven pieces.
  • Add to festive dish or tin and you’re done! I hope you enjoy this beautiful and delicious dessert!

Thank you so much for viewing this dark chocolate caramel bark recipe! I sincerely hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas holiday with lots of love and joy.

Jennifer Lopez Highlighter

Jennifer Lopez’s skin looks absolutely beautiful, fresh, and flawless. Her signature look is one of the most sought after in the beauty and fashion industry. After visiting California’s many makeup boutiques and a few weeks of slaving trying out different products with a little trial and error, I think I’ve finally figured out the products used to give Jennifer Lopez that signature trademark glow.

⚠ Note: If you’ve ever heard the term “It takes a village…” this would fit. There are a lot more products involved for an “effortless” look. I guarantee it…

First off, If you are not tan, you will have to use a self tanner. However; the point of this post is to have a “Jennifer Lopez” glow. Not to look just like Jennifer Lopez so this step is not necessary.

Jennifer Lopez uses a foundation that provides a very dewy finish with light-medium coverage. Chanel Vitalumier is, IMO, the foundation that gives her the glow. You can sparingly mix the foundation with the illuminator brand: Benefit Girl meets Pearl.

For the highlight, Jennifer uses MAC cream color base in Pearl. This is placed on the cheekbone, brow bone, center of the forehead, down the center of the nose, and center of the chin.

Apply Nars Cream Blush in the color Lokoum, just on the apples of the cheeks. Make sure you blend well.

For the bronzer, Jennifer wears Chanel Bronze Universal on the contours of the face: Under her cheek bones (just below the highlight), on temples, and under her jaw line. Blend like your life depended on it!

Thanks for viewing! Comment below if you would like to know about other products used by celebrities!