Three Simple Chocolate Bark Recipes

Sunday, 30 June 2019 9:31:00 am Pacific/Auckland

Make your own healthy dark chocolate bark that's crunchy and loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and puffed grains. Perfect for gift giving or keeping in the fridge for any time a craving hits. They're free from palm oil and refined sugar too.



Three 15x8cm chocolate barks
150g raw organic cacao butter shaved
60g raw cacao powder, sifted if necessary
3-4 Tbsp brown rice syrup
pinch of salt

Bark #1

puffed millet or puffed quinoa
freeze-dried blackcurrant berries
freeze-dried blueberry slices

Bark #2

chopped pistachios, lightly toasted
freeze-dried plum slices
dried edible miniature rose petals 

Bark #3

crystallized ginger
coffee flavoured coconut chips
pecan nuts, lightly toasted


Place a clean bowl over a saucepan of hot water (Bain Marie or double-boiler). Grate the cacao butter, add to the bowl. Stirring with a whisk, heat the cacao butter, allow to melt slowly.

Once melted, start to add the cacao powder and syrup one tablespoon at the time and stir in thoroughly with a whisk until dissolved and well incorporated. Finally, add the salt and whisk together.

Line three 15x8cm loaf pans or three plastic containers with a baking paper. Pour the chocolate in and let it spread into a thin bark layer. While the chocolate is still soft, add your toppings.

Place the chocolate in the fridge for about 1 hour. Keep in an airtight container, in or out of the fridge, depending on how crunchy you like it. It will keep for a few weeks.


-Recipe by Leno Regushadze

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