Sweet & Salty Chocolate Dessert Board
Perfect for casual entertaining year-round (think: backyard BBQs, game nights and book-club gatherings), a beautifully styled dessert board is quick to put together and leaves a lasting impression.
To create a sweet and salty take on this popular entertaining trend, our friends at Lindt Canada asked one of Toronto’s most sought-after food stylists and recipe developers, Miranda Keyes, to put together a delicious platter with three distinct flavor zones. Each pairing features a sweet treat, a salty snack, and a fresh fruit component designed to enhance the tasting experience of three of our most popular Lindt Excellence bars: A Touch of Sea Salt, Chili and Roasted Hazelnut*. And while you may already know that chocolate pairs brilliantly with wine, cheese, tea and even whisky, getting that perfect combination of flavors, colors and textures can be a delicate balancing act—here’s how to master the mix.
*The original recipe features Lindt Canada’s EXCELLENCE Roasted Almond bar but we substituted our Roasted Hazelnut bar as Roasted Almond is not available in the US.*
A Hint of Spice
Turn up the heat by matching Lindt Excellence Chili Dark Chocolate with crunchy treats that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
Sweet: dried apricots and banana chips
Fresh: pomegranate seeds
A Sprinkle of Salt
Combine classic snack foods and fresh seasonal berries with Lindt Excellence A Touch of Sea Salt Dark Chocolate for a crowd-pleasing plate.
Sweet: caramel corn and nougat
A Touch of Crunch
Soft cheese (with a delicious drizzle) and the tang of berries complement the crunch and richness of Lindt Excellence Roasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate.
Sweet: ricotta and honey crostinis
Salty: sweet potato chips