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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe

Easy Dark Chocolate Almond Bark recipe. A delicious dessert everyone will love! Vegan, gluten free, and so simple to make.

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

After hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, I got even more excited about Christmastime and starting fun new traditions for my family.

My favorite traditions revolve around recipes, and I knew that I wanted to create some more easy and delicious holiday recipes that we can make every year!

This chocolate almond bark is one of my new favorite recipes for the holidays.

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

It is incredibly addicting, so simple to make, and tastes like a fancy treat!

This recipe also happens to be vegan and gluten free, so it can be enjoyed by all.

How to make chocolate almond bark

Preheat oven to 350 degrees .

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the slivered almonds down and spread out so that they lay flat.

Bake the almonds at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes, checking often, until toasty brown but not burnt.

Step 2: In a saucepan or double boiler, add coconut oil, chocolate chunks, and vanilla extract.

Stir on low heat until completely melted (be careful not to burn).

8 by 8 dish lined with wax paper with the finished chocolate almond bark in it

Step 3: Add the almonds into the melted chocolate and stir to combine.

Step 4: Line an 8 by 8 baking dish with wax paper and pour in the chocolate almond mixture.

Use a rubber spatula to flatten out the chocolate evenly into the pan. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt generously.

Step 5: Refrigerate for an hour, or until set. Break the dark chocolate almond bark into pieces and store in the fridge or freezer.

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

This recipe is everything a good dessert should be: easy to make, limited ingredients, and knock your socks off delicious.

The flaked sea salt on top is what gives this a huge wow factor and it’s my favorite part of this almond bark!

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

I also toasted the almonds first to give them a nutty rich flavor.

It doesn’t take very long and really adds great flavor.

a piece of chocolate almond bark showing the inside texture

I’m not normally an almond person, but I adored this bark.

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

Slivered almonds give the perfect amount of nuttiness without any big bites getting stuck in your teeth.

This almond bark is easy to chew and the perfect amount of crunch!

a hand holding a piece of almond bark

This is definitely a staple for us now.

I cannot wait to make it for a Christmas party this weekend!

I usually make a double batch because it is gone quickly.

Everyone goes crazy for this recipe!

chocolate almond bark in a christmas tin lined with wax paper

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Yield: One 8 by 8 baking dish

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

dark chocolate almond bark in a Christmas tin

Easy homemade dark chocolate bark recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon coconut oil (measured while solid)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 oz dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place almonds down and spread out so that they are flat
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes, checking often, until toasty brown but not burnt
  4. In a saucepan or double boiler, add coconut oil, chocolate chunks, and vanilla extract
  5. Stir on low heat until completely melted (be careful not to burn)
  6. Add in almonds and stir to combine
  7. Line an 8 by 8 baking dish with wax paper and pour in the chocolate mixture
  8. Use a rubber spatula to flatten out the chocolate evenly into the pan
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes (you can use less if you don't like salty sweet, but it really adds a lot of flavor in my opinion) 
  10. Refrigerate for an hour, or until set
  11. Store in the fridge or freezer 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

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Vaishali

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Looks delicious ,would love to give it a try. can I substitute butter for coconut oil ?

Kathy

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Delicious! Next time I will use a larger dish than 8x8 to make it thinner. FYI, WalMart has their own brand of dark chocolate chips that are allergen free, which makes them vegan.

L

Wednesday 4th of December 2019

This recipe will not be vegan unless you use vegan chocolate, such as Enjoy Life brand. If you use typical chocolate, like Hershey’s , the chocolate contains dairy.

Joy Shull

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Enjoy life are what I used in this recipe!

Kat

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Looks delicious, thanks for the recipe! Making this for a holiday party tonight!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Enjoy!!

Kelli

Sunday 4th of August 2019

I’m going to make this with sliced almonds & almond butter.

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