Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

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This easier-than-sin chocolate almond bark looks like it came right out of a gourmet candy shop. Made with rich dark chocolate and roasted almonds, then topped with either a Maldon sea salt or a Pinot Noir craft salt.

Stack of dark chocolate almond bark
Dark chocolate with roasted almonds and Maldon sea salt – for a nutty, crunchy, rich, and salty bite of deliciousness.

Chocolate almond bark is one of my favorite snacks. It’s surprisingly decadent but has very little sugar so you can enjoy this delicious snack completely guilt-free.

This homemade chocolate almond bark is next level.

What you are going to love about this recipe

No one will ever believe that you whipped it up in 5 minutes flat! You don’t need to tell anyone that you made this in the Microwave. – MIND BLOWN!

Ingredients in Chocolate Almond Bark

The combination of salt, roasted almonds, and dark chocolate make a rich and delicious almond bark that is so fantastic.

  1. Chocolate: The best chocolate you can find and afford. My favorite is Guittard.
  2. Almonds: Roasted and unsalted almonds.
  3. Craft Salt: Here I’ve used Maldon salt and a pinot noir craft salt.
Chocolate Almond Bark
Nobody can keep their hands off this dark chocolate almond bark – finished with pinot noir craft salt.

Recipe Instructions

Step 1: Melt the chocolate.

Step 2: Stir in the nuts.

Step 3: Pour onto a Silpat.

Step 4: Add a little salt and chill.

FAQs and Expert Tips

You can also make this as chocolate almond clusters if you use a cookie scoop or any other scooping device.

Varieties Of Chocolate Bark

  1. Roasted almonds and dried cherries
  2. Dried candied ginger and a few drops of orange extract
  3. Pistachios and dried blueberries
  4. Almonds and coconut flakes
  5. Peanuts and dried raspberries
  6. Crushed honeycomb or butter toffee and roasted almonds

You can also swap out dark chocolate for other kinds of chocolate.

Maybe you’re a milk chocolate person – use that instead. Add a layer of peppermint-scented white chocolate for a peppermint bark twist.

This recipe is also a great way to get kids into the kitchen. Have them mix up a batch with their favorite candies inside. There is nothing like a big mouthful of chocolate-covered gummy worms to light up a kid’s day.

Other Candy Recipes that You should Try

If you need a few other fast and easy gift-able treats, check out our Dairy-Free Rocky Road Fudge and Brown Butter Caramel Sauce. Both super easy to make and super impressive to give!

Stack of Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Dark Chocolate Salted Almond Bark

This easier-than-sin chocolate almond bark looks like it came right out of a gourmet candy shop. Made with rich dark chocolate and roasted almonds, then topped with either a Maldon sea salt or a Pinot Noir craft salt.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 114 kcal



Special Equipment


  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir.
  • Microwave for 2 more minutes on high. Stir.
  • Continue to microwave 1 minute at a time until chocolate is completely melted. 
  • Stir in almonds. 
  • Pour out onto silpat and spread out to about a fingers width thick.
  • Let cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with craft salt. I like pinot noir salt or salt crystals. 
  • Place in freezer until set. 
  • Crack apart into pieces. 
  • Store in an airtight container. Store in the fridge if it is warm. 
  • Alternatively, you can use a scoop or spoon to scoop out small mounds of chocolate and almonds. 

Laura’s Tips + Notes

Use your favorite chocolate. 
Try different types of salts. Mark Bitterman has a line of finishing salts. I used his Pinot Noir salt and a basic Maldon salt for my chocolate almond bark. 


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Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 168mgSugar: 7gCalcium: 64mgIron: 0.3mg
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