Healthy Chocolate Bark

By Rena |

This easy to make healthy chocolate bark is made with only 2 ingredients. Super fun and simple healthy dessert recipe that is ready in minutes and perfect for special occasions.

top view chocolate bark pieces topped with dried strawberries

We created this chocolate bark with Valentine’s day in mind. Another way to serve up chocolate and strawberries on that special day. This healthy chocolate dessert is made with 2 ingredients. Chocolate and dried strawberries! Hardly any prep time needed and ready in minutes. Save them or store them in a container and snack on these all week long. Both kids and adults will love these chocolate barks. The perfect combination of flavors. This chocolate bark can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free chocolate.

Why you will love this healthy dessert

  • So simple: too easy to make this delicious looking chocolate bark with a few simple steps
  • Very little ingredients needed: you literally only need 2 ingredients for this recipe.
  • Healthy: Dark chocolate in moderation is good for you!
side shot of broke chocolate bark topped with strawberries

Ingredients you will need

11 oz dark chocolate

freeze dried strawberries

Fresh strawberries, optional to garnish

2 ingredients on a board, dark chocolate and dried strawberries

How to make this homemade chocolate bark

To melt the chocolate

DOUBLE BOILER METHOD:

Fill 1/4 of a medium saucepan with water and bring to simmering over low heat. Place a glass bowl on top of the pot and make sure it doesn’t touch the simmering water.

Place the chopped chocolate into the bowl and stir occasionally until fully melted.

MICROWAVE METHOD:

Place the chopped chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30sec at 50% power level. 

Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir into the chocolate then return and heat again for 30 sec.

Repeat until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

To assemble the bark

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the melted chocolate over the prepared baking sheet in a 1/4-inch thick layer.

Sprinkle with dried strawberries. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, or until fully set.

Cut the chocolate bark into pieces and serve!

melted chocolate being poured on pan

To assemble the bark

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread the melted chocolate over the prepared baking sheet in a 1/4-inch thick layer.

Sprinkle with dried strawberries. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, or until fully set.

Cut the chocolate bark into pieces and serve!

dried strawberries added over melted chocolate

Recipe Note and Tips

  • Be mindful to not overheat the chocolate when melting. It will become dry and have a burned and bitter taste.
  • Chocolate: use 90% dark, or sugar-free chocolate. For a vegan option, use dairy-free.
  • Strawberries: we used freeze-dried strawberries. You may use any other preferred dried fruit.
  • Store in a container for up to 10 days. You may store it on your kitchen counter at room temperature or store it in the fridge.
  • Try it with sugar-free white chocolate if you don’t like the taste of dark chocolate.
  • Consider other toppings like crushed candy canes.
hand holding a chocolate bark

frequently asked questions

How long will chocolate bark last?

It all depends on your toppings and how you store them. Chocolate barks topped with dried fruits and candy will last up to 10-14 days in a container in the fridge. Other toppings like pretzel wont last as long and become soggy and stale.

What is the best chocolate for melting?

Here are a few chocolates you can use listed below that are great for melting
Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Wafer Melts
Hershey’s dark chocolate Chips
Nestle Dark Chocolate Morsels
Couverture Chocolate

Should i add oil to melted chocolate

The idea of adding some sort of oil to your melted chocolate is to keep the chocolate from hardening especially if it is used for dipping. In this case for the chocolate bark, oil is not needed.

close up chocolate bark morsels

Other Healthy Desserts to try

top view valentines bark with a side of strawberries and red roses on the side

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top view chocolate bark pieces topped with dried strawberries

Healthy Chocolate Bark

Simple and easy to make chocolate bark made with only 2 ingredients. Dark choclate and dried strawberries.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 11 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • Fresh strawberries optional to garnish

Instructions

To Melt the Chocolate

    DOUBLE BOILER METHOD:

    • Fill 1/4 of a medium saucepan with water and bring to simmering over low heat. Place a glass bowl on top of the pot and make sure it doesn’t touch the simmering water.
    • Place the chopped chocolate into the bowl and stir occasionally until fully melted.

    MICROWAVE METHOD:

    • Place the chopped chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30sec at 50% power level.
    • Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir into the chocolate then return and heat again for 30 sec.
    • Repeat until chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

    To assemble the bark

    • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Spread the melted chocolate over the prepared baking sheet in a 1/4-inch thick layer.
    • Sprinkle with dried strawberries. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, or until fully set.
    • Cut the chocolate bark into pieces and serve!

    Notes

    • Chocolate: use 90% dark, or sugar-free chocolate. For a vegan option, use dairy-free.
    • Strawberries: we used freeze-dried strawberries. You may use any other preferred dried fruit.
    • Store in a container for up to 10 days. You may store it on your kitchen counter at room temperature or store it in the fridge.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 241mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 11mg
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