A Topping for Everyone
“I don’t want nuts on mine.”
“Can I put cranberries on mine?”
Making chocolate bark is so easy. Making one that the whole family agrees on can be more challenging. So why not let everyone “decorate” a portion. This also works well when you are serving the bark as dessert and don’t know what your guests prefer. Or, if you are like me, and can’t decide!
We divided our bark into thirds. One featured dried cranberries, another chopped almonds, and the other freeze-dried raspberries and almonds. One topping we all agreed on? Salt. So a bit of course salt was sprinkled all over. This family favorite dark chocolate bark has a little something for everyone. Click To Tweet
No Baking Required
If you’ve never made chocolate bark, you will like how easy it is, and there is no actual baking required. Simply choose some high-quality dark chocolate–either chips or a bar. We like to use one that’s between 60-70% cocoa–you still get a lot of the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate, but it’s not too dark.
Family Favorite Dark Chocolate Bark
- 11.5 ounces dark chocolate chips we like extra dark, 63% cacao
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (optional)
- 4 tablespoons toppings (see suggestions below)
- Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Add coconut oil and mix until blended. (Alternatively melt chocolate in the microwave, stopping to stir every 15 seconds.)
- Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to get it quite thin.
- Top with salt (if using) and other suggested toppings. Spread toppings all over or divvy them up into sections for several different bark flavors.
- Cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then break it apart and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Coarse salt (e.g., Kosher or Sea salt)
- Dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins
- Chopped nuts (almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.)
- Freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries
- Fresh pomegranate arils
- Chopped candy canes (look for all-natural, food-coloring free candy canes)
Looking for other no-bake recipes with chocolate? Check out these:
- Cranberry Cocoa Bliss Balls
- Cocoa-Coconut Bliss Balls (Nut-Free)
- 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls
- Banana-Coconut Nice Cream with Dark Chocolate and Strawberries
Remember to tag @halsanutrition on social media if you make any of these. Enjoy!