This recipe doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. We all know what dark chocolate almond bark is, right? Delicious. I am talking sinfully rich and delish dark chocolate with almonds. Yum! This recipe for Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (sodium-free) is shared with us today by Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN from her book BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN: the 10-step program to lower your blood pressure in 4 weeks–without prescription drugs (Crown/Three Rivers, May 2013). This Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe is easy to make and easy to enjoy, guilt free!
Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
Almond Bark Ingredients:
- 12 ounces (12 squares) Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate squares
- 6 tablespoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for baking
- 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted almonds (whole almonds or chopped, as you prefer)
How To Make Chocolate Almond Bark
Place chocolate squares in a double boiler and melt until creamy.
Add the sugar blend to the melted chocolate and continue stirring until smooth.
Remove pot from the heat. Stir in the almonds until they are completely covered with the melted dark chocolate.
Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Then use a baking spatula to spread the chocolate almond mixture in an even layer on the parchment.
Place the prepared baking sheet in the refrigerator to allow the almond bark to chill and harden for approximately one hour or until firm.
Remove bark from the fridge, break into bite-sized pieces and enjoy!
This easy recipe for homemade chocolate bark makes a delicious treat with rich dark chocolate. It is also a great gift. Store leftovers in a airtight container.
If you don’t like Splenda, just substitute 6 tablespoons of sugar but that will change the nutrition information, of course!
Almond Bark Nutrition Facts (per 1/16th of of recipe):
Almond Bark Calories: 180 kcal
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 65 mg
Magnesium: 25 mg
Fat: 15 g (EPA0 g, DHA 0g, ALA 0g)
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Printable Dark Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe Card
As you can see this crunchy almonds recipe is sodium free and amazingly easy to make. The dark chocolate almond bark makes great treat to enjoy on movie night at home or to prepare as DIY gifts anytime of year. Again thanks to Dr. Janet Brill, nutritionist and award-winning author, for sharing it with us. You can follow her on Twitter for more great recipes at @drjanetbrill. If you enjoy this dark chocolate bark recipe, please give it a 5 star rating. Thanks so much!