I started making Dark Chocolate Fruit Bark a little more than a month ago. Yes, it has taken me that long to post it here. Sorry! Haha. These bites are an easy, yummy, and relatively healthy snack when you are craving something sweet. I don’t know about you but for me, that’s often!
Fruit and nuts
The dried cranberries and the dark chocolate are the only items that contain any added sugar. Dark chocolate 70% or higher is rich and delicious. It has significantly less sugar than milk chocolate and it has antioxidant properties, depending on how it has been processed. Please check out my previous post on dark chocolate bars and review of several different brands. Battle of the Dark Chocolate Bars.
In this recipe, I used a combination of Theo’s and Lily’s 70% dark chocolate bars. Feel free to use your favorite brand of dark chocolate.
I prefer to melt my chocolate using the double boiler method because I can monitor it as it melts. Melting chocolate in the microwave can lead to scorched or unevenly melted chocolate.
Finished chocolate bark
These snacks keep for a good long while in the fridge but mine never lasts long. They get eaten too quickly and I’m sure yours will as well 😋.
Dark Chocolate Fruit Bark
- 6-7 ounces 70% Dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup Chopped almonds Raw and unsalted
- 1/4 cup Dried cherries
- 1/4 cup Dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup Goji berries
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened cacao nibs
- Start by spreading a piece of parchment paper over a cookie sheet and setting it aside. Prepare all of the add-ins by putting each of them into small bowls for easy and quick placement.
- Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Once the chocolate has melted, spoon a tablespoon or a bit more of the chocolate onto the parchment. Continue to do this until all of the chocolate has been used.
- Add the toppings one by one- cranberries, cherries, goji berries, almonds, etc. I like to add the coconut last. After each topping has been added put the cookie sheet into the refrigerator and allow the bark to cool and set for at least two hours before eating.If not eaten immediately, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
-The toppings listed in the ingredients are the ones I chose to use because of their taste and health benefits but please use any toppings of your choice.
-To keep the recipe on the healthier side, use dried fruit which has no added sugar.
If you are a fan of chocolate bark check out my Valentine’s Day themed Dark and White Chocolate Bark. Stay sweet!
Happy cooking, happy eating 😊!