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Dark Chocolate Bark

Studded with buttery pecans and salty smoked almonds, this decadent Dark Chocolate Bark makes a delicious dessert, snack, or hostess gift. Just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate bark, dark chocolate bark with nuts, easy bark recipe, vegan chocolate bark
Servings: 12
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman

Ingredients

  • 300 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup smoked almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown butter or vegan brown butter See links below, or you can sub with regular butter or margarine

Instructions

  • Prepare a low-rimmed baking sheet or large plate by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Roughly chop the pecans and smoked almonds. 
  • Saute the pecans in the butter or brown butter. You can skip this step if you are using the pecans left over from making Easy Vegan Brown Butter
  • Combine half the pecans with half of the almonds. You will have two piles of pecan/almond mixture. Set aside. 
  • Melt the chocolate over low heat, or in the microwave.
  • Stir in one of your piles of pecan and almonds, so they are coated in the chocolate. 
  • Pour the chocolate/nut mixture on to the prepared plate. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining pile of pecan/almonds on top of the bark.
  • Refrigerate until the bark is hardened. Then remove the parchment paper and break the bark into serving-sized pieces. 

Notes

Choosing Chocolate 

Use your favourite brand of dark chocolate for this. I used a 70% dark for the vegetarian version, and the Enjoy Life brand for the vegan version. (This is not a sponsored post.) You could also make this with milk chocolate if that's what you prefer. 

Brown Butter or Vegan Brown Butter

You can make this recipe using regular butter or margarine, but if you have the time, try the version with brown butter or vegan brown butter. Making vegan brown butter involves using margarine and pecans. This chocolate bark recipe is a perfect way to use up on those buttery pecans.

Storage

The small amount of butter/margarine in this recipe makes the bark a little bit softer than traditional bark. I keep mine stored in the fridge. It will keep for at least 3-4 days, if not longer. If you can avoid eating it for that long! 

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information is based on using butter, and is an estimate only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3.2mg