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Dark Chocolate Bark

by Adrianne

Dark Chocolate Bark is super easy to make, looks fantastic and tastes delicious!  Calling all chocolate lovers, this recipe if for you. If dark chocolate recipes like our rocky road are not the thing that dreams are made of, I don’t know what is. 

Dark Chocolate Bark 6 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

For Christmas treats, our Christmas Wreath Pavlova and our chocolate bark carry to festive spirit! 

How Long will Chocolate Bark Last?

One of the best things about this recipe is that the chocolate bark will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. 

After you make it, store it in an air tight container in the fridge and it will keep fresh and be fine to eat. 

One of the best things about this dish is that it looks so pretty!

If you are in a cooler climate, you haven’t have to keep the chocolate in the fridge, however in Australia, it is often too hot not too! 

Can I freeze chocolate bark?

This recipe is best stored in the fridge, not the freezer. 

Stored in the freezer, the chocolate bark looses its colour over time and the crunchiness of the bark ingredients like our toasted coconut. 

Dark Chocolate Bark 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

The combination of coconut, pistachios and goji berries, is bright and colourful, you should be able to find all in the same aisle at the supermarket, including the cooking chocolate!

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When pouring the chocolate into the slice tray, think about how thick you want your pieces of bark to be. For thick pieces, don’t spread the chocolate out that much, just pour and then flatten. For thin pieces, spread the chocolate over the entire tray surface.

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The chocolate will start setting again quickly so be ready with your ‘Sprinkes’ and have a little fun whilst decorating.

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How do you break up chocolate bark?

After 1 hr or so, the chocolate will be fully set.

Remove it from the fridge and lift the bark out of the baking pan. Then use a knife to begin to break it up into bits and pieces.

You can make the pieces as big or small as you like. Random, small pieces, larger pieces,  it is good to have a variety! 

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 If you want to give it as gifts, you can places pieces of the Dark Chocolate Bark in clear bags, with a pretty ribbon to tie bag together.

If chocolate is your thing, you will find some more inspiration and recipes here!  

Hope you enjoy this recipe and see you again for using the leftover Sprinkles as an ice cream topping soon!

Cheers

Adrianne (it’s all good, the sun is shining in QLD!)

Dark Chocolate Bark 6 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

Dark Chocolate Bark

This recipe is for a super quick and easy dark chocolate bark. It is bright and colourful and is an eye catching treat you could whip up for your next social engagement. With toasted coconut and pistachios as well as a few juicy goji berries, you won't be able to stop at just the one piece!   
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate bark, dark chocolate, dark chocolate bark
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

  • 1 375g dark chocolate melts
  • 1 cup coconut shaved and dried
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup goji berries

Instructions

  • Place the pistachios in a small zip lock bag, seal, then use the back of the spoon to break into smaller pieces
  • Add the coconut and pistachios to a medium fry pan and toast till a light golden brown (approximately 5 minutes). Once done, remove from heat and set aside 
  • Add goji berries to a small bowl and when cool, add toasted coconut and pistachios. Stir to combine.
  • Line a slice tray with baking paper with a little over at the edges so that you can use it as a handle 
  • Fill a medium size saucepan with water and place a heatproof bowl on top (there should be a gap between the water level and base of bowl). Add chocolate and allow to melt (stir as you go). Remove from the heat once done. 
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the slice tray, use a the back of a spoon or spatula to spread over the tray surface 
  • Top chocolate with sprinkle mix and refrigerate till set (approximately 1 hour) 

Notes

  1. I did put it in the instructions, but make sure you line your tray BEFORE melting the chocolate, as it will set again quickly and you won't have time to do it after melting the chocolate. 
  2. The coconut and pistachios will burn very quickly, so keep an eye on them whilst cooking 
  3. The chocolate will over cook quickly also if you are not careful, so as soon as the last piece is melted, turn the stove off 
  4. This recipe will be enough to cover the chocolate and then some. Use the leftovers as 'Sprinkles' for ice cream.  

Nutrition

Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Recipe inspiration

Alright, alright, I want to show you some other recipes that you could do, which might appeal to you. For the sweet teeth amongst us, there is my Super Easy 4 Ingredient Rocky Road and that recipe can be found here.

I would also like to tempt you with this recipe for my Blueberry and banana crepes…..if so you can find that recipe right here.

Sweet tooth? Here is my Strawberry Crepes recipe and they are SO good, I promise your whole family will love them. And for one more dessert idea………………this one is dairy free!!!  It is a thick and rich Chocolate Mousse, you will find that recipe right here!

Or you might be interested in checking out is this Vegan Brown Rice Noodles and that super delicious recipe is here.

You might like this make Pad Thai instead of getting take out and this recipe is a fabulous go to for authentic tasting Thai at home (or you could substitute tofu for the chicken mince and give it a vegan twist) is here.

If, however, you are not after dinner recipe ideas, but are open to trying something new, than I can highly recommend my Beetroot Powder Smoothie and that recipe can be found here.

Let me know if you give this dish a shout, I would love to know what you think. If you share a picture on instagram use the hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday I would love to check it out xx

P.S If you want to start your own blog, I have written a Step by step guide to starting your own blog and you can get that here.

P.P.S And if you want to up your Food photography, the book recommend is The Food Photography Book by Nagi from RecipeTin Eats.

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chefkreso June 3, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Such simplicity and so yummy! Perfect treat on a hot summer day!

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Adrianne June 4, 2018 - 10:35 am

Yes Kreso! It works well for that. Hope you have had a great weekend cooking.

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Natalie October 20, 2018 - 6:35 am

5 stars
I love chocolate barks! Looks so delicious and so easy to make – perfect for Halloween!

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Adrianne October 20, 2018 - 6:45 am

Thanks Natalie, me too!

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Ruchi October 20, 2018 - 9:33 am

5 stars
Barks look very festive and the color is so vibrant! I will make them for the Christmas party, i think they will fit perfectly!

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Adrianne October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am

Cheers Ruchi! I am confident you will love the recipe.

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Kate | The Veg Space October 20, 2018 - 9:36 am

5 stars
Wow, that looks SO pretty and delicious, and deceptively simple to make too! I’m pinning this as a great idea for end-of-term teachers’ gifts at my son’s school – such an easy treat. Thank you!

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Adrianne October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am

Thanks Kate..yes! Makes for a great present too x

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Ellen October 20, 2018 - 11:28 am

This bark has all my favorite things! It will be a perfect addition to my holiday gift tins for friends and neighbors.

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Adrianne October 20, 2018 - 11:31 am

Glad you like the recipe Ellen!

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Mary Bostow October 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

5 stars
A wonderful dessert for my children. They will be delighted with this. I want to thank you for this great recipe! Looks very tasty. I definitely want to try it.

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Adrianne October 20, 2018 - 12:09 pm

Love your feedback Mary! Hope they love it x

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