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Make with us this easy Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe in just 5 minutes using only three ingredients. Our homemade chocolate bark recipe can be enjoyed even with a pinch of sea salt and is a great idea as a homemade gift for the holidays. 

A chocolate bar with nuts on a white surface.
A chocolate bar with almonds.

This chocolate bark is a great recipe for holiday gifting. Just package it into boxes with decorations to give as homemade gifts for a holiday season or any occasion.

Serve as a whole chocolate bar or break into small pieces to sprinkle on your morning granola, ice cream or as a decoration with other desserts like cheesecakes.

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Why You Will Love This Popular Recipe

  • No-Bake – making this bark is simple and easy. It is a no-bake recipe and requires only a few steps of melting the chocolate, adding the almonds, and spreading it out before letting it cool and harden.
  • Perfect For Sharing – it can also be a perfect homemade gift for friends and families and will surely impress them because of the combination of chocolate and almonds in one snack.
  • Simple Ingredients – this recipe typically uses only a few simple ingredients, such as chocolate, coconut oil, and almonds, making it easy to prepare with minimal effort.

Best Chocolate Almond Bark In 5 Minutes

Our homemade bark is easy to make and prepared within 5 minutes. As already mentioned, this recipe only requires three ingredients and since I am promoting clean eating, I make sure that all of the ingredients are sugar-free and gluten-free. Try this recipe as it is fun to make and you can use your creativity with its whole process.

Is There A White Chocolate Almond Bark?

Yes, there is and you can use white chocolate for this recipe. It is just like a regular chocolate almond bark but with white chocolate instead of dark or milk chocolate. I personally love white chocolate much more and it also goes great with almonds because of its creamy and sweet flavor.

Best Chocolate To Use For Almond Bark

The best chocolate for almond bark is good-quality chocolate. Some of the best options are:

  • Dark chocolate – if you want chocolate with a good amount of cocoa and not too sweet, this one is for you.
  • Milk chocolate – this chocolate has a creamy and smooth texture than other chocolates. It is also popular for its taste.
  • White chocolate – white chocolate offers a milder flavor compared to those two. So if you want to explore and try it, feel free to.

Just note that when choosing any of these chocolates, look for the low carb and sugar-free ones.

Dark chocolate bars with almonds on a textured black surface, accompanied by scattered almonds and a purple hydrangea flower.
Dark chocolate bars with almonds.

How To Make Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe

Let me show you how to make a homemade chocolate bark recipe within a few minutes. This recipe uses almonds but you can use whatever type of nuts you prefer. You can check the full recipe down on the recipe card.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Instant Pot and Glass Bowl: Use these two for melting the chocolate just like using a double boiler.
  • Spoon or Spatula: Important for transferring the mixture to the mold to form the chocolate bark.
  • Silicone Chocolate Bar Mold: Use it to form the chocolate almond bark in a uniform shape.

Ingredients:

  • Almonds: Try using fresh almonds preferably unsalted ones. You can also use soaked almonds or roasted almonds if you like.
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate: A high-quality dark chocolate is perfect for this recipe. Look for sugar free ones in the stores or just make a homemade one.
  • Coconut Oil: A little coconut oil can make the chocolate’s texture smoother.

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR MAKING DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Start by preparing all the ingredients. If you are using soaked almonds, make sure to dehydrate them completely before coating them with chocolate. Another option for the almonds is to roast them for an extra flavor.

I recommend using a dark chocolate bar chopped into small pieces for melting or simply using dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients for chocolate almond bark recipe, including sugar-free chocolate, almonds, and coconut oil, displayed on a wooden surface.
Ingredients for chocolate almond bark recipe.

Second Step: Melt Chocolate

In a heatproof glass bowl, place the chocolate together with the coconut oil over simmering water in the instant pot and melt. This method is like using a double boiler. You can also melt your chocolate in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl.

Step-by-step process of melting chocolate using a double boiler method.
Melting chocolate using a double boiler method.

Third Step: Chocolate Bar Mold

Once the chocolate is melted, start placing the almonds into the mold and spread them evenly. Add the melted chocolate onto the almonds using a spoon filling every gap and space on the bar mold to make the perfect chocolate almond bar shape.

Pouring chocolate over almond-filled chocolate bar mold.
Pouring chocolate over chocolate bar mold.

Fourth Step: Chill

Using a rubber spatula, scrape the excess chocolate on the side and make sure the chocolate and almonds are formed evenly. After making sure they are even, tap the mold a few times for a better result when they harden. Optionally, you can sprinkle flaky sea salt for a salty contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate.

Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate covered almond bark is firm. It usually takes about 1-2 hours.

Spreading melted chocolate on a bar mold with nuts using a spatula.
Spreading melted chocolate.

TRICKS AND TIPS:

  • Baking sheet method – while I am using a chocolate bar mode for this almond bark, alternatively you can also form the almond bark on a toast baking mold or a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Most people use this method for their chocolate nut barks.
  • Chopped or whole almonds – if you want your almond bark to be more crunchy, use whole almonds. But if you want even distribution throughout the chocolate, try chopped almonds.
  • Coconut oil – to enhance the texture of your chocolate, use coconut oil. If you do not have one, you can also use a simple vegan vegetable shortening.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Almonds

If you have no almonds available, you can use other nuts like walnuts, pecan, hazelnuts, cashews, or pistachios as a substitute. Try to experiment with those types of nuts as they also provide a good crunch and nutty flavor to your chocolate bark.

A bar of nut-studded chocolate partially unwrapped, with loose almonds scattered around.
A bar of nut-studded chocolate.

Is Almond Bark Vegan?

Almond bark can be vegan depending on the ingredients used. For this recipe, I am using a bar of dairy-free chocolate, so it is completely vegan.

Can I Do White Chocolate Bark Using Almonds?

Yes, you can also make almond bark using white chocolate. Simply do the same process as this dark chocolate bark and it should have the same results and texture.

What to Serve With Gluten Free Chocolate Bark?

This almond bark recipe is good enough to enjoy as a snack alone but of course, pairing it with different desserts is also an option. Serve it with a hot cup of coffee or juice for a cozy afternoon snack or eat it alongside dehydrated cranberries and homemade pretzels.

You can also try it with other snacks like cucumber chips and chicken chip jerky for a balanced savory and sweet snack time.

Do not miss on serving it with other similar snacks like this chocolate peanuts recipe if ever your guests prefer peanuts over almonds.

Storing Almond Bark

To preserve the freshness and quality of your chocolate bark with almonds, store it in an airtight container and place it in a cool dry place at room temperature. If the weather is warm, consider storing it in the refrigerator to maintain its texture.

A chocolate bar with almonds on a dark fabric backdrop alongside a bunch of purple flowers and scattered almonds.
A chocolate bar with almonds on a dark fabric.
Can I Freeze Almond Bark?

Yes. Freezing can even extend its shelf life for up to 2-3 months. Just wrap the almond bark tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent freezer burn and freeze.

More Chocolate Recipes

If you loved this chocolate almond bark recipe, you should try more of our healthy chocolate recipes that are minutes to make for snacks and desserts.

Make a chocolate platter with this almond bark recipe together with dark chocolate almonds and almond clusters for a mix of these sweet treats in one serving. Try our white chocolate covered strawberries and blueberries in dark chocolate if you are craving something sweet and fruity at the same time.

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Chocolate almond bark on a white surface with whole almonds.
Chocolate almond bark with whole almonds.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe

Zuzana Paar
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Make with us this easy Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe in just 5 minutes using only three ingredients. Our homemade chocolate bark recipe can be enjoyed even with a pinch of sea salt and is a great idea as a homemade gift for the holidays. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Start by preparing all the ingredients. If you are using soaked almonds, make sure to dehydrate them completely before coating them with chocolate. Another option for the almonds is to roast them for an extra flavor.
  • In a heatproof glass bowl, place the chocolate together with the coconut oil over simmering water in the instant pot and melt. This method is like using a double boiler. You can also melt your chocolate in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, start placing the almonds into the mold and spread them evenly. Add the melted chocolate onto the almonds using a spoon filling every gap and space on the bar mold to make the perfect chocolate almond bar shape.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape the excess chocolate on the side and make sure the chocolate and almonds are formed evenly. After making sure they are even, tap the mold a few times for a better result when they harden. Optionally, you can sprinkle flaky sea salt for a salty contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate covered almond bark is firm. It usually takes about 1-2 hours.

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Notes

  • Baking sheet method – while I am using a chocolate bar mode for this almond bark, alternatively you can also form the almond bark on a toast baking mold or a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Most people use this method for their chocolate nut barks.
  • Chopped or whole almonds – if you want your almond bark to be more crunchy, use whole almonds. But if you want even distribution throughout the chocolate, try chopped almonds.
  • Coconut oil – to enhance the texture of your chocolate, use coconut oil. If you do not have one, you can also use a simple vegan vegetable shortening.

Nutrition

Serving: 1PortionCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 0.2mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 0.2IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on April 7th, 2024
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