This Chewy, Seedy Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark is crazy good and has quickly become one of my favorite combinations. It’s made with chia and hemp seeds, nuts and berries. Getting your chocolate fix doesn’t need to be unhealthy!
Do you ever end up with leftover melted chocolate? Perhaps after making chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate bars, or chocolate to drizzle on top of ice cream? I do…ALL the time, and I hate wasting it.
Of course you can always eat melted chocolate by the spoonful, even I’ve been guilty of doing that at times, but that gets a little boring. So, why not do something fun like make this healthy dark chocolate bark?!
That’s exactly how this recipe came about, and I’ve made it a few times since. This Chewy, Seedy Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark contains some of my favorite pantry staples.
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
- Almond Slices
- Cacao Nibs
- Gogi Berries
- Dark Chocolate
Texture and Taste
This chocolate bark is all about texture. A little crunch from the sliced almonds, seeds, cacao nibs, and one more ingredient that I initially hesitated adding in, but ended up making this bark awesome…chewy dried Gogi Berries!
The slightly bittersweet, dried Gogi Berries compliment the dark chocolate perfectly and add a chewy element to the bark which I love. If you’ve never made your own chocolate bark before, it’s SOOO easy.
How To Make Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark
Simply melt some chocolate over a double broiler, add a little coconut oil to get that rich, melted, pourable consistency. Then, mix in the rest of the ingredients, spread it out on a pan, sprinkle a little more of each ingredient on top, and pop it in the fridge to let it set. DONE!
Since there are no major perishable ingredients in this bark, it can keep in the fridge for quite some time.
If you have a sweet tooth and need that afternoon or after-dinner treat, chocolate snacks are the answer…at least they are for me. And while you’re at it, may as well add in some healthy nuts and seeds into the mix, right?! YES!
Especially if those healthy nuts and seeds MAKE the chocolate bark taste amazing.
Extra Tips And Variations
- You can store this dark chocolate bark in the fridge for several weeks. Make sure to wrap it tightly in cling film and store in a suitable container.
- The bark can also be frozen, again wrap tightly in cling film then tin foil for an extra layer of protection before storing in a suitable container.
- Feel free to add any nuts and seeds you prefer why not try cashews, walnuts or peanuts for an added saltiness.
- Dried cranberries or figs are great to give this a bark a festive feel.
- Store the bark in small cellophane bags and tie with a pretty ribbon, they make great foodie gifts.
Looking for more Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipes?
Looking for more Dark Chocolate Recipes?
- Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Dark Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed w/Orange Cream
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Popsicles
So grab your favorite dark chocolate and try your hand at making this Chewy, Seedy Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark! If you do, let me know on Facebook or Instagram, @vegetariangastronomy #vegetariangastronomy. I LOVE seeing and sharing your re-makes!
Dark Chocolate Bark with Seeds, Nuts, & Berries
- 13.7 oz. vegan dark chocolate , chopped if using a bar (see notes below)
- 2 teasp coconut oil
- 5 tbsp almonds , thinly sliced
- 3 tbsp dried gogi berries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- + extra of each add-in to sprinkle on top of the bark
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Completely melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil together using the double broiler method (if unsure, see notes below on how to setup). The melted chocolate should be pour-able. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Fold the rest of the ingredients (sliced almonds, dried gogi berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cacao nibs) into the melted chocolate.
- Poor the chocolate-nut-seed mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Gently spread and tap the tray on the counter-top to even out the thickness of the mixture. Feel free to tilt the tray back and forth to spread out the chocolate to desired thickness. But be sure to keep it thick enough so it remains a bark when cut into pieces.
- Evenly sprinkle on some additional sliced almonds, dried gogi berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cocoa nibs. Gently press them down if needed.
- Refrigerate for about an hour or two until the chocolate is completely firm. Break the bark into squares and enjoy! Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge.
- Find one medium size pot and a metal bowl. The size of these two items should be such that when the metal bowl is placed on top of the pot, the two are nested together.
- Add about 2 inches of water to a saucepan and simmer on low-medium heat. - Add the chocolate chips to another metal bowl.
- Set the bowl on top of the pot with the simmering water so that the two pieces nest together. Note that the bottom of the metal bowl should not be touching the simmering water when nesting together. If this happens, remove some of the water. The steam from the simmering water is being used to heat up the chocolate chips
- Stir frequently until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
Aaaahhh Anjali, this looks absolutely to die for 🙂
I have never made bark before but I heard its ssso easy, I have to try it and I will be sure to let you know when I do xxx
Oh you really need to change that…bark is so easy and the perfect thign to snack on! Plus, you can add anything and everything! I love making tons of bark around the holidays to give out as gifts to friends and family! This combo is my new fav!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
I’ve been melting and making my own little chocolate bars for a late night snack quite frequently lately, but they are always downright boring compared to this. Wow so many flavors and textures and nutrition-packed things! When I was younger I would purposely melt more chocolate than I knew I needed just to have that leftover to eat up with a spoon 😀 But nowadays an everything-packed dark chocolate bark like this is much more appealing!
Haha…oh, I still sneak in those few spoonfuls of the melted chocolate, but then end up stopping myself and letting it go! So chocolate bark is my new go-to…i tried this combo a few times and loved it! Especially the crunchy chewy texture, and the bitter gogi berries compliment the dark chocolate perfectly! Plus, then you have some to snack on later in the week haha! BTW…saw your pumpkin recipes rolling in! LOVE THEM!
This is one seedy prospect that looks promising. Love your blog, Anjali. What could be better than chocolate? Well, all the things you added here truly ramp it up.
Thanks Pragati! They are staples in my pantry that I love sprinkling and adding to everything, including this bark!
I love healthy treats and this is one of those eat and feel good ones. I am also a texture person so I love it! I also have never made bark before but things have to change. This is so easy… Well Done Anjali xxx
Thanks Reshana! Oh if you love texture, this one is awesome…it’s got some crunch, chewy, creamy, and seedy! Perfect snack…not to mention the gogi berries add a great tiny bitter taste that compliments the chocolate really well! You’ll have to try it! And yes…you need to make bark! So easy!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I really need to finally make some homemade bark soon! So good!
You definitely do! So easy and makes for a great snack! Plus, it puts leftover chocolate to good use =)
Mel | avirtualvegan.com
What a great idea! I usually end up just eating the leftover chocolate out of the bowl but next time I will make something like this. Those shards look so delicious!
I know right? That’s what I do also, which tastes delicious too, but why not make some bark out of it so you can snack on it later! This one is my fav, but you can really add anything to any leftover chocolate!
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
This looks great! I think it would be a fun treat to package up for the holidays, too!
Thanks Amy! Yes…bark is one of my favorite things to whip up as gifts to people for the holidays, this one is my current fav!
Melissa @ Vegan Huggs
This bark looks decadent. I love how healthy it is. This will be fun to make with my son because it’s so easy. 🙂
Yes it’s super easy! My kids loved throwing everything in and mixing it up. You really can’t go wrong with it!
Linda @ Veganosity
This is such a healthy dessert. Dark chocolate and all of the extra nutritional benefits from the berries and seeds, just perfect!
All those seeds and nuts in chocolate! This is right up my alley as I am actually not much of a chocolate fan UNLESS it has tons of things added in to it! Sounds (and looks!) wonderful!
Oh then you’ll LOVE this one…lots of different texture and flavors going on…especially with the Gogi Berries!
I’ve always been intrigued by the bark dishes although I have never tried making or eating one, the flavours in your topping sound wonderful.
Thanks Brian! It’s one of my favorite things to make and gift during the holidays…really easy and lots of different combinations!
Oh how autumnal do these look?! I love the look of them. I’ve not tried goji berries but I think the chocolate would convince me I need to here 😉
You’ll love gogi berries!! They are delicious in their own way! And yes…chocolate anytime all the time!
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
An excellent addition of goji berries. I bet it adds chewiness.
It definitely does! That and the almond slices! So good!
This looks incredible Anjali. Love how easy barks are.. and the goji berries and chia make this super healthy!
Thanks Swayam! The gogi berries were totally an after-thought but ended up making this bark so delicious!
love the different textures going on in this bark. perfect holiday gift.