Homemade chocolate almond bark is probably one of the easiest things you can make at home. Loaded with wholesome almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and dark chocolate. It makes the perfect sweet treat!

chocolate almond bark

What is Chocolate Almond Bark?

Chocolate bark is a type of sweet treat. It consists of a thin layer of melted chocolate topped with a variety of mix-ins such as nuts and dried fruit that is broken into pieces to resemble tree bark.

Our recipe for chocolate almond bark is a little different than the traditional bark recipe.

It combines almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and coconut flakes to make a crunchy layer that is baked until golden crisp. Then it is topped with melted dark chocolate.

The combination of crunchy nuts and seeds with rich dark chocolate makes such a satisfying treat.

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Chocolate Almond Bark Ingredients

  • almonds
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • coconut flakes
  • salt
  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • dark chocolate
chocolate almond bark ingredients

Chocolate Bark Notes & Tips

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate. Save the chocolate chips for your cookies, instead use baking chocolate. Brands such as Ghirardelli or Lindt make good dark chocolate, usually sold in a 4 ounce bars. It has less ingredients in it so it melts down much better.
  • Substitute almonds with another nut. Feel free to substitute almonds with pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts. Give them a rough chop before mixing in.
  • Add a finishing topping. This chocolate bark would also taste great with a sprinkle of finishing flaky salt. Add the salt over melted chocolate. Or if salt is not your thing, sprinkle some dried cranberries evenly over the chocolate before it hardens.
  • Store leftovers at room temperature. Store homemade chocolate bark in an airtight container with a lid at a cool room temperature. It will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
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How to Make Chocolate Almond Bark

In a bowl, combine the almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and coconut flakes. Add in coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-14 minutes or until golden in color. Just keep an eye on it as it burns really easily.

The nut mixture will be soft after you take it out of the oven but as it cools it will harden and crisp up.

Next, melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or a double boiler. Spread the melted chocolate over the nut mixture. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator until it is solid. Break into bite-size pieces and enjoy.

how to make chocolate almond bark
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Love easy treats? Check out these recipes: 3-Ingredient Coconut Date Bites or Peanut Butter and Almond Clusters.

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chocolate almond bark recipe

Chocolate Almond Bark

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: approx 1822 pieces 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Homemade chocolate almond bark is probably one of the easiest things you can make at home. Loaded with wholesome almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and dark chocolate. It makes the perfect sweet treat!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. good-quality dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut flakes, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Whisk together honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Spread onto the prepared baking sheet. Use the back of wooden spoon to pat down the mixture into an even thin layer.
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden and toasted. It will be soft and mushy but as it cools it will harden and crisp up.
  7. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave, heating and stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread the chocolate in an even layer over the nut mixture.
  8. Transfer to a refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes, or until solid. Break into bite-size pieces and serve. Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to 1 week at room temperature.

Notes

  • Chocolate: Use good-quality dark chocolate. Brands such as Ghirardelli and Lindt make baking chocolate in 4-ounce bars. Avoid using chocolate chips.
  • Nutritional information is an approximate break down based on 22 pieces of bark with a serving size of 1 piece. 
  • Originally published 4/1/16.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 7.4 g
  • Sodium: 108.4 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg

Keywords: easy, snack, chocolate