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  1. 1 pound fragrant premium chocolate such as Valhrona or Sharfenberger, either dark semi-sweet 70% cacao chocolate, or milk chocolate

  2. About 1-1/2 cups chunky embellishments, in any combination, such as:

  3. Nuts such as pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts, roasted and coarsely chopped. (Spanish Marcona almonds are terrific with a dusting of smoky paprika and some flaky sea salt.)

  4. Dried fruit such as raisins, currents, or cherries. (Dried cherries are terrific in semisweet chocolate with a sprinkling of black pepper or lavender.

  5. Toasted coconut

  6. Candy bars, such as peanut butter cups, peppermint patties, nut brittle, nougat or torrone, diced or coarsely chopped

  7. Candied orange peel or crystallized ginger, chopped or diced (these are potent and should be used sparingly

  8. Herbs or spices , such as lavender (unsprayed), curry powder, garam masala, pimenton de la vera (sweet, smoky paprika), freshly ground pepper, Mexican cinnamon (figure about a scant 1/2 teaspoon)

  9. Flaky sea salt or fleur de sel


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