Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark is like the magic of sweet treats—simple, delightful, and full of surprises. It’s basically chocolate that’s melted, spread out thin, and then jazzed up with all sorts of tasty bits like nuts, dried fruits, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Once it cools, you break it into rustic pieces, each one a little different from the last.

Making chocolate bark is so easy that it almost feels like cheating, but when you taste it, you’ll know it’s a win. It’s the go-to snack for when you want something sweet without a fuss or when you need a quick gift that screams, "I made this for you."

Why This Recipe Works

This chocolate bark recipe stands out because it hits all the right notes—sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy. The combination of flavors and textures makes every bite exciting. The dark chocolate forms a rich, velvety foundation that’s lifted by the subtle sharpness of sea salt, while the nuts add a satisfying crunch, and the dried fruits bring in a sweet chewiness. It’s a symphony of simple ingredients coming together in a harmonious treat that looks fancy without all the hard work.

What’s also great about this recipe is its flexibility. You can mix and match the toppings based on what you like or what you have in your pantry. Allergic to nuts? Skip them or swap in some seeds. Not a fan of cranberries? Try chopped dried apricots or cherries. This recipe encourages you to play around and make something unique every time. Plus, it’s so straightforward that it’s nearly impossible to mess up. Whether you’re a baking newbie or a seasoned pro, this chocolate bark will make you feel like a gourmet chocolatier, and it's sure to impress anyone lucky enough to get a taste.


Dark Chocolate: The base of the bark, rich and smooth. Substitute: Milk chocolate or white chocolate for a different taste.

Nuts (Almonds, Pecans): Adds crunch and nutty flavors. Substitute: Any nuts you like, or seeds for a nut-free option.

Dried Fruit (Cranberries, Apricots): Gives a chewy texture and a sweet-tart contrast. Substitute: Any dried fruits or even fresh zest for a twist.

Sea Salt: Enhances the chocolate's flavor with a salty kick. Substitute: Himalayan pink salt or skip it for a less salty taste.

White Chocolate (for drizzling): Adds a decorative and sweet contrast. Substitute: Dark chocolate for a monochrome effect.


  • Use high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.
  • Melt chocolate slowly to avoid burning.
  • Cool the bark in a cool, dry place to set properly.
  • Break into pieces by hand for a rustic look.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.

How to Serve

Chocolate bark is a versatile treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. It’s perfect for when you need a quick dessert, a homemade gift, or just something sweet to enjoy. The beauty of chocolate bark is in its simplicity and the endless variations you can create, making it a fantastic way to express your culinary creativity.

  • As a gift: Wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon, it’s a thoughtful homemade present.
  • With coffee or tea: A few pieces alongside your favorite warm beverage make for a relaxing treat.
  • As part of a dessert platter: Combine with other sweets and fruits for a decadent selection.

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Chocolate Bark

Whip up this easy Chocolate Bark recipe in minutes, combining rich dark chocolate with nuts, dried fruit, and a hint of sea salt for a perfect treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: international
Keyword: dark chocolate, mix nuts, white chocolate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Corrie


  • 16 oz high-quality dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup mixed nuts almonds, pecans, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried fruits cranberries, apricots, chopped
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 4 oz white chocolate melted (for drizzling)


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, stirring until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the nuts and dried fruits evenly over the chocolate. Add a pinch of sea salt.
  • Drizzle with melted white chocolate in a zigzag pattern.
  • Allow the bark to cool and set in a cool, dry place.
  • Once set, break into pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 611kcal Carbohydrates: 67g Protein: 7g Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 22g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 102mg Potassium: 324mg Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 67g Vitamin A: 34IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 226mg Iron: 0.3mg


Use high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.
• Melt chocolate slowly to avoid burning.
• Cool the bark in a cool, dry place to set properly.
• Break into pieces by hand for a rustic look.
• Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.
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