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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
To make this recipe easy, we used bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder as main ingredients in a dough that we then crumbled and baked to help create a wonderful chocolate topping.
GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
We like to scatter these crumbles around the base of our Yule log to simulate the forest floor, but they also make a great topping for ice cream or cupcakes. If using with the Yule log, the optional ground pistachios make convincing “sawdust.”
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine butter and chocolate in medium bowl and microwave until melted, about 1 minute, stirring halfway through microwaving. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, and salt and mix until thoroughly combined and crumbly dough forms.
Crumble dough over prepared sheet. Bake until crumbles are dry, fragrant, and starting to crisp, about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through baking. Transfer sheet to wire rack and let crumbles cool completely (crumbles will continue to crisp as they cool). Crumbles can be stored in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.