Dark Chocolate Nut Bark

Dark Chocolate Nut Bark

Make-ahead dessert featuring luscious dark chocolate and healthy nuts
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 167 kcal
Author Adapted from Real Simple


  • 12 ounces dark or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups mixed nuts I used pecans, pistachios, almonds and cashews


  1. Find a heatproof bowl that fits atop a 2-1/2 quart saucepan. (You want to be able to simmer a few inches of water without the bottom of the bowl touching the water.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pour a couple of inches of water in the saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Put chocolate in the heatproof bowl and place atop saucepan. Stir occasionally until chocolate has melted.
  3. Pour melted chocolate on prepared baking sheet and spread to even thickness. Sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes. Break bark into 18 pieces.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information was calculated using unsalted nuts. If your nuts contain salt, your Sodium count will be higher.

Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and is a good source of potassium, copper, magnesium and iron. Almonds contain a lot of vitamin E, are good for your digestion and may decrease insulin resistance. Cashews are rich in iron, zinc and magnesium. Pecans contain antioxidants and may reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Pistachios are packed with potassium and vitamin B6.