Recipe: Chocolate bark

Written by Adelle Rutch | 13 April, 2022

chocolate pieces in a bamboo bowl with raspberries and nuts on top

Here is a simple chocolate bark recipe for you to try at home! It’s a great sweet treat to have in the freezer, or to make as a gift for loved ones and friends.

Did you know, cacao is not only delicious, it’s choc-full of health benefits too? Raw cacao is packed with antioxidants, high in magnesium (which is great for muscle and nerve function) and may even help calm some skin disorders.

Chocolate bark


  • 1 cup cacao butter buttons or sliced cacao chunks (you will need a sharp knife).
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (I find maple works best)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • Slivered almonds, freeze-dried fruit, nuts or seeds as a topping (get creative here!)


  1. Melt cacao in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  2. Add maple syrup or honey to melted cacao and stir.
  3. Take the bowl off the heat and mix in cacao powder and vanilla.
  4. Lay baking paper in a baking tray and pour your chocolate mixture in a thin layer.
  5. Sprinkle on your topping of choice then refrigerate or freeze until set hard.
  6. Break your bark into pieces and enjoy.

Adelle Rutch

Adelle completed her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) with Endeavour in 2016 and currently works within a small team of women at Eat for You as an in-house nutritionist! She is passionate about all things generational health but has a particular focus on pre-natal, post-natal, and children's health and nutrition. Adelle's role at Eat for You enables her to make a difference in the community for all walks of life. Adelle's goals are to continue to grow within her role at Eat for You and continue the heavy focus on community support, food donations and education for the vulnerable.

You can find Adelle's educational content on the @_eatforyou Instagram.

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