Coconut Chocolate Almond Bark is the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! Flakey coconut, crunchy almond, rich chocolate, and thick, creamy condensed milk create a flavor and texture that is out of this world. Combined in a single bowl and baked in minutes, this coconut chocolate bark is the perfect dessert for parties, gatherings, gifting, and afternoon treats.
Table of Contents
- What Is Chocolate Almond Bark?
- Is Almond Bark the Same as Melting Chocolate?
- Is Almond Bark Vegan?
- Why You’ll Be Craving This Coconut Chocolate Bark
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- Optional Mix-Ins
- Mix, Bake, and Eat: How to Make Easy Chocolate Almond Bark with Coconut
- How to Cut Homemade Chocolate Almond Bark
- Storage Options
- Common Questions About This Coconut Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe
- More Easy Chocolate Treats
- Coconut Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe Recipe
What Is Chocolate Almond Bark?
A popular treat for special occasions and holidays, chocolate almond bark is a dessert made from melted chocolate combined with slices or chopped almonds. The mixture is spread out on a sheet pan and set aside or placed in the fridge to set.
Once fully cooled, it sets into a hard, crunchy sheet. This sheet is then broken up into pieces for a grab-and-go option perfect for adding to holiday platters, wrapping up in baggies, or storing in an airtight container.
Is Almond Bark the Same as Melting Chocolate?
Before we explain, it’s important to note that almond bark is a dessert made from chocolate, and many people use chocolate bark to do so. However, chocolate bark and almond bark are not the same.
That said, chocolate bark, also known as confectionery or summer coating, is a type of artificial chocolate made from vegetable fats. Meanwhile, melting chocolate, or dipping chocolate, is made with real cocoa and tempered in a way that makes it easy to melt and work with.
Is Almond Bark Vegan?
It depends on the recipe! Some almond bark is and some isn’t.
To make this coconut chocolate almond bark recipe vegan, simply opt for vegan chocolate, and you’ll be set!
Why You’ll Be Craving This Coconut Chocolate Bark
We love classic almond bark recipes featuring thick slabs of almond bark chocolate and lots and lots of nuts. However, for this coconut bark, we took the traditional almond bark recipe and give it a bit of a twist.
In our version, you’ll find less than ten simple ingredients including real, luscious chocolate. In addition, it:
- Requires minimal prep time.
- Aas a total time of under 30 minutes.
- Can easily be adjusted to suit your preferences and needs.
- Features a unique combination of tastes and textures for a dessert that’s crisp, chewy, sweet, and salty all at once!
Ingredients You’ll Need
If you’re always baking like us, chances are you already have everything you need for this almond bark recipe. But be sure to double-check the ingredients below, just to be sure.
- Almonds – We recommend using raw almonds. Opt for whole, chopped, or slivered varieties, depending on whichever texture you like best.
- Shredded Coconut – Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes toast to golden perfection in the oven, adding a soft sweetness and satisfyingly chewy texture.
- Dark Chocolate Chunks – These melt down in the oven, holding the chocolate almond bark together.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – This helps combine the ingredients, creating a rich flavor and eliminating the need to melt the chocolate ahead of time.
- Salt – Just a pinch helps enhance the rest of the ingredients. A little goes a long way!
Feel free to mix and match any ingredients and toppings you like best. Just adjust the amount of chocolate and condensed milk as needed to make sure your bark stays intact.
However, some of our favorite extra additions include:
- Dried Cranberries or Cherries
- Graham Cracker Pieces
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
Mix, Bake, and Eat: How to Make Easy Chocolate Almond Bark with Coconut
Unlike typical chocolate bark recipes that require extra prep work and melting the chocolate, this version comes together in a single bowl and is super hands-off!
So, go ahead and get the kids involved, because you won’t have to worry about chocolate ending up everywhere.
- Prepare. Before you begin, preheat your oven, and line a baking dish or sheet pan with a mat or
- Combine. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine and distribute all the ingredients evenly.
- Spread. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, and use a spatula to spread it out in an even layer.
- Bake. Transfer the bark to the oven, and bake until the chocolate has melted and the edges are slightly golden. Be careful not to let it burn!
- Cool. Remove the dish from the oven, and set it aside to cool and set. If you’re in a hurry, you can transfer the dessert to the fridge to speed up the process. Just note that doing so can impact the shine.
- Serve. Once the chocolate has hardened, break the chocolate almond bark into pieces as big or small as you want, and dig in!
How to Cut Homemade Chocolate Almond Bark
Part of the fun of this bark is that it isn’t meant to be perfect! Go ahead and just snap it into pieces with your hands.
If you really want, you can slice it with a sharp knife. But don’t worry if it doesn’t turn out perfectly.
This recipe is great to make in advance! That’s also part of why it’s so great to give as a gift.
Once it has been broken into pieces, it can be transferred to an airtight container or Ziploc bag and stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to one month.
Common Questions About This Coconut Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe
No, traditional almond bark recipes are made with pure dark chocolate.
The almonds become slightly roasted as the bark bakes, but you can definitely use pre-roasted almonds, too. Just be careful not to let them burn!
Yes, feel free to use any kind of nuts you have on hand or like best.
Absolutely. Anything goes with this chocolate almond bark recipe! Swap out the dark chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate bark, or even your favorite candy.
Because we’re not melting the chocolate ahead of time, we don’t recommend adding peppermint oil to this recipe. However, you can make our chocolate peppermint bark instead!
More Easy Chocolate Treats
Looking for more easy chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your friends? Try out the options below!
- Slow Cooker Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- Slow Cooker Candy
- Slow Cooker Puppy Chow (Cookies and Cream)
- Hazelnut Chocolate Crock Pot Candy
Coconut Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 8 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the almonds, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, sweetened condensed milk, and salt.2 cups raw almonds, 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 cup dark chocolate chunks, 8 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Line a baking dish with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the chocolate is melted and the edges turn slightly golden.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven, and let the mixture cool completely.
- Once cooled, break the almond coconut chocolate bark into pieces.
- Serve and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.