12/11/2012 09:16 am ET

Recipe Of The Day: Almond Chocolate Bark (PHOTO)

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We love bringing up the fact that chocolate is good for us, especially when we want an excuse to eat some -- which is the case with this almond chocolate bark recipe. This holiday sweet is made with dark chocolate, which is good for us, as well as with protein-rich almonds and sunflower seeds. So really, one could argue that not making this almond chocolate bark recipe would be detrimental to your health. (This is a stretch we admit, but that's the way we like to look at it.)

If dark chocolate and almonds aren't your thing, we've got a whole gallery of bark recipes for the holiday season. You probably can't use the health excuse for making those, but they're well worth the indulgence.

Please note: in case it wasn't clear, we do not seriously believe this almond chocolate bark is good for you. We just think it's really good.

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