Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark combines chocolate because it’s awesome and Pecan Trail Mix for a Walking Dead inspired twist! It doesn’t take long to make so whip some up now so it’s ready when you watch the latest episode.
Welcome to Dead Eats: Recipes Inspired By The Walking Dead! This is a week long series hosted by me, my friend Kim over at Cravings of a Lunatic and Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. We are cooking up some killer recipes inspired by The Walking Dead this week. This post contains spoilers.
Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark
Today I’m sharing Pecan Chocolate Bark because chocolate is a fun addition to the Pecan Trail Mix and it’s all about our favorite things! I’m filling you in on a few of my favorite things about The Walking Dead and welcome you to chime in by leaving a comment below. Are you ready?
Before we get started I wanted to let you know Kim, Heather and I are hosting a giveaway for seasons 1-5 of The Walking Dead on DVD to be given to one lucky participant. Enter for your chance to win below in the Rafflecopter entry form. This giveaway is sponsored by the three of us and we are not affiliated with The Walking Dead in any way. We are just really big fans of the show.
Today is about favorites and I welcome you to chime in below by leaving a comment! Let’s get started. Warning: spoilers ahead!
What is your favorite character on The Walking Dead?
That is a tough question, even for me. There is quite a bit of impressive talent on that show but my favorite character is Daryl Dixon. For the record, I liked him before it was a thing. His role is unpredictable to me because he is not in the comics and he’s not exactly the predictable type anyway but at the same time not very complicated. Quite the obnoxious type at first but I did a double take when he stayed to rescue Glenn in Vatos.
Then of course he won the hearts of pretty much everyone else when he devoted most of his time to finding Sophia. Naturally my mind was made up when he got up in the middle of the night when Carol was crying for Sophia. Yeah he seemed irritated but when he got up and went out to look for her, I decided he would stay my favorite. I know you’ve already seen Norman Reedus in the Boondock Saints 1 and 2 so I won’t go off topic and start chatting about those movies. Long story short, I enjoy his work. 🙂 If I could email him cookies and a thank you note I totally would.
— Dionne Baldwin (@dionnebaldwin) February 11, 2016
When did you start watching The Walking Dead?
I started by watching season 1 on Netflix and if I remember correctly, I started watching at the beginning of season 2. Before that I wasn’t really interested in watching tv shows and hadn’t found any that kept my attention ever since the X Files. I was curious to see how the group would survive after the CDC and I was hooked a few episodes into season 2. Then I started telling my friends and family you have got to watch this show! The combination of zombie apocalypse action with backstories of the characters and the storyline have kept my attention.
Which character do you miss the most?
Another tough one. I cried when Dale died. Same with Herschel. Oh and I definitely had to excuse myself and have a good cry when Sophia came out of the barn. That was a very emotional episode and from what I hear that was a tough one for the cast and crew. I could talk for a whole blog post about that episode. Seriously.
As you know, in the episode Here’s Not Here Morgan makes a new friend, Eastman. In that one episode I sort of became attached to him and assumed he would make his way to find Rick and the group but I was truly disappointed when he didn’t make it. So it’s a toss up between Herschel and Eastman. What did you think of Eastman?
What is your favorite food reference?
Yeah right, as if I could pick a favorite! But since we’re on the subject of Eastman, it sort of cracked me up when he tasted his homemade cheese and made a face. I’ve made that face before. Sometimes food experiments go awry, don’t they? Haha!
If you could sit down and have coffee or lunch or dinner with a member of the cast and crew, which would it be?
Do I even have to answer? I’d choose Norman. I’ll bring the cookies and buy the coffee.
I can’t even imagine being a part of a show like The Walking Dead. Heck, some days I struggle to produce my own videos for this blog. Being one of the many talented people to put together a show and do such a great job is admirable. You could definitely say I’m a fan. If you haven’t watched it, I recommend you check it out. You can watch past seasons on Netflix, purchase the DVDs and check out AMC.com for previews, trailers, recaps and select episodes on their website and mobile app.
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- 15 oz. good quality dark chocolate chips
- ½ batch Pecan Trail Mix see link in note
- or use your favorite nuts seeds and dried berries
- I melt the chocolate in the microwave but you can also use the stovetop.
- in a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips, microwaving for 30 seconds the first and second time and stirring after each 30 second increment.
- My microwave does not take 4 minutes but yours may vary.
- When the chocolate is hot and chocolate chips are almost completely melted, stir to finish. Don't continue to heat them if it isn't necessary.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper large enough to cover a standard size baking sheet.
- Spread melted chocolate in a thin layer on the parchment paper.
- Sprinkle Pecan Trail Mix on top of the melted chocolate and let it set for 1-2 hours or until chocolate is firm.
- Cut and serve!
- In a medium sized pot, pour 2-3 inches of water and place a heat safe bowl on top of the pot. the bowl needs to be considerably larger than the pot. This will make a sort of double boiler. I use a glass Pyrex type bowl.
- Make sure the water does not touch the glass bowl.
- Add chocolate chips to the bowl.
- Turn the burner on medium heat to gradually warm the water.
- Stir the chocolate chips periodically and remove from heat when most of the chips are melted, continuing to stir until the chocolate is smooth.
- Proceed to make the bark using the steps above in the microwave instructions.
For the Pecan Trail Mix Recipe, click here.