This dark chocolate bark is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. I like to think of it as a “snacky chocolate” because it’s seriously addicting! One piece of bark is never enough. I love that it has the texture of crunchy pretzels, salty peanuts, and yummy toasted coconut all coated in a rich and creamy dark chocolate.
This is also one of the EASIEST recipes to make in that there is no bowl required. That’s right .. NO BOWL. You also only need a short handful of ingredients AND it can be totally vegan and gluten free (depending on your choice of chocolate chips and pretzels).
So what are you waiting for?! Let’s make this bark.
Here’s what you need:
Dark Chocolate Chips – I love to use Lily’s to keep this recipe low sugar , but any chocolate chip will do!
Pretzels – I just used Snyder’s, but feel free to opt for any pretzel. There are quite a few gluten free options on the market you can use here.
Toasted Coconut Shreds – I used an unsweetened kind from Thrive Market. Check the “discount codes” tab for $$ of your first order!
Roasted Salted Peanuts
Flaky Sea Salt – This is a MUST in my book. I add it to everything!
Salty & Sweet Dark Chocolate Bark
- 1.5 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pretzels measured and then crushed up in a bag into smaller pieces
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut shreds
- 1/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
- Line a small tray (I used the one from my toaster oven) with parchment paper and sprinkle your pretzels, coconut, and peanuts around. Keep scrolling to see my "before" picture of how this should look!
- In a microwave-safe measuring cup, melt your chocolate chips with coconut oil in 30-second increments until melted. Be sure to mix every 30 seconds so the chocolate does not burn!
- Pour the chocolate over your mix-ins and use a mini rubber spatula to scrape every last bit of chocolate out. Your ingredients shouldn't be spread too far apart (I made mine into ~ a 9x7 rectangle - so the chocolate coats it completely).
- Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Also see below for a picture!
- Let set in the fridge for 1 hour. Using your hands, roughly break the bark apart into smaller "bark" pieces .. and enjoy!
- Store your bark in an air-tight container in the fridge. You can also keep some in a plastic bag in the freezer (or another air-tight container) so it will last longer. This also tastes great frozen (like most candies do!).