Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Dark Chocolate Bark
As far as sweets are concerned, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. This recipe for dark chocolate bark is a lighter alternative to your favorite store-bought candy bar. Easy to whip up, this dark chocolate delight is bursting with juicy goji berries, coconut flakes, and pistachios. A dash of coarse sea salt adds satisfying crunch and that irresistible salty-sweet taste.
Have your tools and toppings ready to go since you’ll need to work quickly! Spread the chocolate while it’s warm and sprinkle over toppings immediately so they stick.
To create the double boiler, be sure to use a heatproof bowl that fits over the pot without touching the water. You want to create a seal between the bowl and the pot to trap the steam. This gentle melting technique prevents the chocolate from sticking and burning.
1⁄2 ounce coconut flakes
4 ounces dark chocolate
3⁄4 ounce goji berries
1 ounce pistachios
1⁄4 teaspoon coarse Maldon sea salt
1 parchment paper
10″ medium nonstick pan
8″ medium pot (optional)
Place coconut flakes in a medium nonstick pan over medium heat and toast, stirring frequently, until browned and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Alternatively, create a double boiler: Bring 2-inches water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Place bowl with chocolate over pot and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, 2-4 minutes. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a spatula, spread into a smooth, even layer (see Recipe Tip).
Immediately sprinkle goji berries, pistachios, Maldon sea salt, and toasted coconut over chocolate. Place in refrigerator or freezer to chill until set, at least 20 minutes or overnight.
Break chilled bark into pieces, big and small, and indulge your chocolate craving.