Need an easy chocolate dessert recipe? Chocolate bark is a delicious yet still decadent treat that you can make with any number of nuts, seeds or other inclusions.
Don’t believe that it’s easy? Here’s the general idea: You melt some chocolate jussssst to where it’s almost melted, stir until completely melted, toss in your add-ins, stir until everything is covered in chocolate, then pour onto a baking sheet and chill for an hour or so. Break into pieces and you’re done.
Homemade Chocolate Bark Recipe
- 1 lb chocolate (I prefer 60-70% bittersweet)
- 2 cups chopped nuts, coconut and/or seeds
- Coarse sea salt (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Break chocolate into chunks into a large glass bowl (preferably one with a pouring spout). Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat in 30-second increments until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until chocolate melts completely and add your nuts, etc.
Pour chocolate onto a lined baking sheet and, using a spatula, spread out into a thin layer. Sprinkle quickly with coarse sea salt, if desired, before chocolate sets.
Place in refrigerator until chilled, about 1 hour. Break into large pieces and store in a cool place.
I also use white chocolate for bark, when I have it, but be warned that it doesn’t harden back up like real chocolate.
So now, next time you need an easy dessert recipe, you’ve got one! Enjoy!