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Dark Chocolate Bark With Sea Salt and Cherries

    A quick and easy chocolate dessert recipe, dark chocolate is melted then sprinkled with chopped walnuts, dried cherries and sea salt. Your family will love this dark chocolate bark recipe!

    Dark Chocolate Bark With Sea Salt and Cherries

    If you love the combination of dark chocolate and sea salt as much as I do, look no further than this quick and easy chocolate bark recipe! It literally takes minutes to make and the end result is an absolute show stopper.

    Melting Dark Chocolate

    To start, you’ll want to melt your favorite dark chocolate over a double boiler. Don’t be intimidated by the technique. It simply means you’re going to simmer a couple inches of water in a pot then place a metal or glass bowl on top to gently melt the chocolate without burning it.

    Pouring Melted Chocolate

    Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy you simply pour it on top of a large sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

    Chopped Walnuts
    Making Chocolate Bark

    Next, chop up a bunch of walnuts and dried cherries to sprinkle on top of the melted chocolate. Not a fan or dried cherries? Try dried apricots instead. Prefer almonds or cashews? Go right ahead.

    Dark Chocolate Bark with Cherries and Walnuts

    Want to add a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne? Be my guest. As always, this is just a method, not a specific science or formula.

    Easy Chocolate Bark Recipe

    The best part? This tasty little treat is loaded in antioxidants, vitamins, protein and fiber. You’ll notice there is no corn syrup, butter or refined sugar in sight.

    Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe

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    Dark Chocolate Bark with Dried Cherries and Walnuts Recipe

    Dark Chocolate Bark With Sea Salt and Cherries

    4.75 stars average
    A quick and easy chocolate dessert recipe, dark chocolate is melted then sprinkled with chopped walnuts, dried cherries and sea salt.
    PREP: 1 hr 20 mins
    COOK: 6 mins
    TOTAL: 1 hr 26 mins
    Servings: 30


    • 14 ounces dark chocolate (70% or higher)
    • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
    • ¾ cup dried cherries (chopped)
    • 4 pieces crystalized ginger (chopped)
    • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt


    • Line a baking sheet with foil or a silpat and place in the freezer to chill.
    • Meanwhile, combine walnuts, cherries, ginger and sea salt in a bowl and set aside.
    • Break chocolate into pieces and place in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently with rubber spatula until chocolate is completely melted, about 5-6 minutes.
    • Stir in half of the fruit and nut mixture then spread onto chilled baking sheet. Use the spatula to shape a rough rectangle.
    • Sprinkle on the remaining fruit and nut mixture and place in the refrigerator to chill.
    • Cool completely, at least 60 minutes, then break into pieces.
    • Serve immediately or store in a Zip-loc bag in the refrigerator.


    Serving: 1gCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 9.1gProtein: 1.7gFat: 8.2gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgFiber: 1.1g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


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