Healthy Chocolate Bark

This Healthy Chocolate Bark recipe is a mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy — a.k.a. the best combination possible. No wonder this healthy, gluten-free treat is so addictive!

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a stack of healthy chocolate bark pieces.

Easy-to-make snacks like this healthy dark chocolate bark make it simple to stick to your clean eating goals. Check out these No Bake Chocolate Pecan Bars or this Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups recipe for more delicious yet wholesome treats. Browse through all of our Healthy Dessert recipes for more inspiration.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make this Healthy Chocolate Bark

a pan filled with pieces of healthy chocolate bark.

Ingredients

  • coconut oil 
  • honey – maple syrup works too
  • almond butter – chunky is the best!
  • cacao powder – or cocoa powder
  • shredded coconut – unsweetened
  • vanilla
  • sea salt

Instructions

First, start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, lightly melt the coconut oil. I do this over low heat on the stove. It takes less than a minute.

a jar of coconut oil.

Then, in a large bowl, stir all ingredients together and mix until silky smooth.

a bowl of ingredients being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Finally, pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread it as evenly as possible.

Using a rubber spatula makes this easy.

mixture spread into a baking sheet.

Pop it into the freezer for 20 minutes or so for it to set.

Once it comes out of the freezer you can neatly cut it into squares or go rogue and break it into pieces.

That is the fun of chocolate bark recipes.

chocolate bark mixture in a pan.

This chocolate almond bark recipe is amazingly delicious. The one drawback is that it is not really a portable item. This bark will melt at room temperature so please make sure you keep it in the freezer. 

It’s too bad because this is one you will want to share! Truly, even the pickiest of eaters won’t believe this chocolate is good for you. Maybe don’t even tell them. Why burst their bubble?

a container full of pieces of healthy chocolate bark.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • What is chocolate bark? Its base is a thin layer of melted chocolate and it features your favorite mixins to make a candy bar type treat. This healthier version is simple with almond butter and unsweetened coconut flakes which have antioxidants, magnesium, and healthy fats. 
  • Other healthy add-ins you can sprinkle into this recipe include dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, goji berries, or raisins, and nuts like cashews, peanuts, or macadamia nuts. Pretzels are another popular mixin.
  • Store the bark in an airtight container in the freezer. Remember! This will melt at room temperature, so be sure to keep it in the freezer. 
a stack of healthy chocolate bark pieces.

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**This recipe was originally posted on July 30, 2016, updated on January 7, 2021, and updated again on December 19, 2022.**

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a pan filled with pieces of healthy chocolate bark.

Healthy Chocolate Bark – Easy No Bake Dessert

Sharon Rhodes
This Healthy Chocolate Bark recipe is a mix of sweet, salty, and crunchy — a.k.a. the best combination possible. No wonder this healthy, gluten-free treat is so addictive!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt the coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl and pour the melted coconut oil over top. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread it as evenly as possible.
  • Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  • Break into pieces and enjoy!
  • Store in the freezer – will melt at room temperature.

Video

Notes

  • Other healthy add-ins you can sprinkle into this recipe include dried fruit like cranberries, cherries, goji berries, or raisins, and nuts like cashews, peanuts, or macadamia nuts. Pretzels are another popular mixin.
  • Use cocoa powder if you don’t have cacao.
  • Substitute maple syrup instead of honey for a vegan version.
  • Store the bark in an airtight container in the freezer. Remember! This will melt at room temperature, so be sure to keep it in the freezer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 262mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1.5mg
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love a delicious no bake dessert and this recipe was no exception! Looking forward to giving these out as gifts this year, indeed!

  2. 181 calories per serving. Wondering measurement of a serving or how many servings per batch? If it tastes great I might eat too many pieces and call it a serving!

    1. Hey Winnie! Yes, maple syrup works great in this. As far as the honey being not vegan, I have edited the title. I have a couple of friends who consider themselves vegan but do enjoy honey on occasion. I’m not vegan myself and had no idea. I meant no offense. Sorry 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh. I cannot WAIT to try this. My parents are beekeepers and I add honey to just about everything, but THIS! I can’t believe it never occurred to me! Yuuuuuuum!!!

    1. Your parents are beekeepers?! Get out! That is so awesome and I am jealous … Doesn’t get more local than that! You will love these 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    This looks so yummy and so easy! I’m always looking for chocolate in the house. The fact that I can make a batch and keep it in the freezer is perfect!

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