Easy Raw Chocolate Bark

I’ve got just the thing to satisfy your next chocolate craving.

squares of raw chocolate bark stacked on top of each other

Raw chocolate bark.

It’s guilt-free, and happens to be incredibly fast and easy to prepare. Loaded with healthy fats from coconut oil, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, and lightly sweetened with honey, this rich, dark chocolate will melt-in-your-mouth and can be enjoyed in minutes!

Easy Raw Chocolate Bark
serves 1-2

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or honey

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix until well combined. Taste the mixture, and adjust sweetness, to taste.

*It’s important that the coconut oil is not melted, or the coconut oil and cocoa powder will separate while setting. For a smooth texture, solid or softened coconut oil is best.

stirring melted chocolate in a small white bowl with a spatulaTransfer the chocolate mixture to a dish lined with parchment paper, and smooth with a spatula. No need for fancy candy molds!

spreading out chocolate with a spatulaPlace in the freezer to set for 20 minutes, then use a sharp knife to cut into bite-sized chunks.

pieces of raw chocolate bark stacked on top of each other

Serve directly from the freezer and enjoy!

4.84 from 18 votes
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Easy Raw Chocolate Bark
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Loaded with healthy fats from coconut oil, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, and lightly sweetened with honey, this rich, dark chocolate will melt-in-your-mouth and can be enjoyed in minutes!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil , softened
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix until well combined. Taste the mixture, and adjust sweetness, to taste.
  2. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a dish lined with parchment paper, and smooth with a spatula.
  3. Place in the freezer to set for 20 minutes, then use a knife to cut into bite-sized chunks.
  4. Serve directly from the freezer and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

It's important that the coconut oil is not melted, or the coconut oil and cocoa powder will separate while setting. For a smooth texture, solid or softened coconut oil is best.

This recipe is incredibly versatile, so feel free to get creative! Add more or less honey, to taste, a handful of shredded coconut, sliced almonds, dried fruit, cocoa nibs… the combinations are endless.

If you give it a shot, please share your favorite bark creations in the comment section below!

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Comments

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Oooh this sounds good! I’d definitely add some nuts to mine. I’m loving almonds and pistachios right now! Do you think raw honey would work? I have the Dutchman’s Gold one and it’s quite hard to get ‘moving’ (a lot less runny than regular honey!) but it’d be awesome to add all the health benefits of it!

    Megan

    Yes, I’ve tried it with raw honey! You just have to mix it a little longer, so it gets incorporated throughout. 🙂

    Holly

    Ever since I discovered you could make dark chocolate using coconut oil and raw cacao powder it’s rescued me from the temptations of the store-bought variety and I make it on a regular basis to satisfy my family’s cravings.
    If you add dried fruit and nuts to the mix (make sure you check that the dried fruit has no added sugar, wholefoods has a good variety), you don’t even need to add the honey. I just made some this afternoon with stevia and it’s delicious!!

LizAshlee

Oh my..this sounds amazing…and so easy! I can even try it tonight perhaps!! I am thinking the coconut and the almonds sounds like an amazing addition, but I might just make the original recipe first! Happy Monday gorgeous!

Emily

You have just given me a very happy smile! I’ve been trying to stop spending so much on chocolate and this also appears to be healthier for me too. Cheers!

    Megan

    Yes, I find it helps with portion control, too! For some reason, it’s harder for me to over-eat this type of chocolate compared to the store-bought stuff.

      Kateness

      The natural sweetness in honey may be less addictive than the sugar used in most store bought chocolate. Just a guess.

        PAT

        I also have made this with Grade B Maple syrup…..you could add a few drops of vanilla and a pinch of sea salt
        ….I used this on some strawverries..they were a big Hit !

Izabela (yoginiselfportrayal.wordpress.com)

HI Megan,
I have tried making my own chocolate bar a few times already. it didn’t look pretty but the taste was good. I avoided adding sugar so it was more bitter. I will make one with honey for sure. Thank you for sharing the recipe

    Megan

    The first few times I tried making this, it wasn’t pretty either! I learned about using melted oil the hard way… but like you said, it still tasted good. 😉 Hope you enjoy it!

      Myssi

      I Love that almond butter fudge definitely curbs my sweet tooth!

Lauren

Yay! Can’t wait to try it, I have a SERIOUS sweet tooth for chocolate!

Karen

This looks great – I think I’ll try it today! Do you know whether this could be used as chocolate chips in cookies? Or would it not work when heated in the oven? I’ve been looking for a way to make chocolate chip cookies that have no cane sugar. Thanks!

    Megan

    I’m afraid it won’t work as chocolate chips in cookies– even just mixing them in the batter might be enough for them to melt. However, I think if you tried using raw cacao butter instead of coconut oil, that might do the trick. It’s solid at room temperature and has to be melted to be mixed, so it should be a little more durable.

    Let us know if you have any luck! 🙂

      Karen

      Thanks! I’ll try that.

carmen

I have been making something similar, adding almond butter and crunchy rice cereal. Also, I use liquid stevia instead of honey.

Red Deception

That looks simple, refreshing, and delicious.

    Megan

    It is! There’s something extra nice about cold chocolate melting on your tongue in the summer. 🙂

Myssi

Unfortunately everytime I eat any form of chocolate I get a terrible headache I love it though

    Megan

    How unfortunate! I hope you’ll enjoy some almond butter fudge, instead. 🙂

Holly

I will be making this ASAP!!! THANKS for sharing! I have told tons of people about your blog and we all LOVE it! Thanks for such amazing, healthy ideas!

    Megan

    Thanks, Holly! Hope you enjoy it!! 🙂

Cristina

I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much! I have been waiting for a recipe like this 🙂

Any thoughts about putting a Pinterest button on your site…? Pretty please 🙂

    Megan

    Just added the Pinterest button! It’s at the bottom of each post. 🙂

Yasmeen

I raced home from work to try this recipe out. It is AMAZING! Next time I’m going to add some nuts to it and maybe some dried cranberries.

Janet

This is perfectly DELICIOUS! You have just saved me *thousands of dollars* because I will be making this for a lifetime! I’m one of those people who tries to just have a few bites of chocolate after dinner instead of regular dessert (I often fail at this goal) and being able to make it myself with hand-selected organic ingredients makes me SO happy. Now I have to go make more for my afternoon guests, as this little bit will not last! Thanks!

    Megan

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m the same way with my usual dark chocolate– failing at just sticking to a couple bites after dinner– so this raw chocolate bark has been a game changer. 😉

Brooke

DELICIOUS! I mixed in dried cranberries and cashews, this was amazing! Thanks for sharing such a quick and easy recipe 🙂 Now I can give into my craving without grabbing some junk at 3am.

Lisa

Love how this is so easy. Probably cheaper than buying those expensive chocolate bars at the store! I’d definitely eat it plain, I hate add ins in chocolate.

Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

Thank you so much for this recipe, I cannot eat chocolate so I tweaked the recipe a bit and made my own with carob powder! Pictures and recipe here; http://rediscoverthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-own-recipe-carob-brittle.html I hope it gives you enough credit. 🙂

I don’t know if you have heard of carob, but it is very similar to chocolate and many who can’t tolerate chocolate find that they can tolerate carob just fine. It might be worth a mention to your readers who can’t eat chocolate like me.

    Megan

    I’m glad you enjoyed it! I don’t love the flavor of carob, but I’m hoping that one day it will grown on me… 😉

      Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen

      It definitely helps it grow on you when you can no longer eat chocolate! I think a mistake a lot of people make though is thinking that it’s going to taste similar to chocolate; it doesn’t, it has a wonderful unique flavor that is good on it’s own. The flavor profile is similar; complex, rich, dark, but it really is it’s own food.

neal

Very nice. Added chopped mango and roasted sunflower seeds. Will try adding black pepper to the next batch.

neal

Made a bunch of different batches and found the type of coconut oil used makes a large difference! Refined expeller pressed organic coconut oil has a very mild, almost unnoticeable taste in the final product. Virgin cold pressed unrefined organic has a very noticeable taste. Depending on the added flavorings, you may or may not like the stronger coconut flavor. So far, everybody is very pleasantly surprised when they taste the black pepper laced version. The favorite has been finely chopped fresh organic cherries with cinnamon.
Thanks for posting this. It has been a great deal of fun and a gastronomic delight!

Kate

How does the raw chocolate match up when it comes to food combining?

    Megan

    If you keep it plain like this, it’s neutral! Enjoy it after any meal. 🙂

      Kate

      Yay! That is music to my ears because I made it tonight and it was delicious!

Karen

Made this 3 times so far. first time I added cinnamon, 2nd time i added orange extract (yum yum) and the third time I added a bit of cayene. thanks so much for this recipe! I definitely won’t be buying any more store bought chocolate bars!!!

Senna

Just made a batch using mostly stevia and a hint of honey; so simple, so yummy, so healthy and so so good! Goodbye to giving into ‘chocravings’ and feeling guilty afterwards, jeey! Thank you Megan 🙂

Diana

Hi Megan – could you use this bark as chocolate “chips” in your cookies?

Trisha

Just made this for the first time. Tastes like the inside of the Lindt chocolate truffle balls! And just in time for Christmas – chocolate for everyone! Thanks so much for posting this recipe – love it!!

    Megan

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know!

Maria

I made this and added lots of shredded coconut annd some pine nuts. Just lovely! Isn’t it amazing how simple one’s healthy living is! I never spend more than a few minutes cobbling together some treats that my friends all drool over, with little idea that it may actually be doing them some good!

Sharon

Your site is awesome! Thank you!!!!

Jennifer

I just made this and my kids and I love it- so long store bought chocolate that is not good for. Thank you for posting this recipe. We added almonds and sprinkled with a little sea salt- YUM!!! I’m going to try adding peanut butter that someone suggested.
Ohh, it won’t let me add 5 stars so my 4 is actually 5!!!

Jenn

I just made this with roasted carob powder instead of cocoa. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Maybe a good modification for the person who said chocolate gives them a headache!

shelli moreno

Delish! Added 6 or so drops of peppermint oil…..reminds me of a peppermint patty! Love your recipes, love this site. Thanks.

    Zae

    I love anything peppermint, definatley an add in for next batch.

Caty

Hi Megan!
My Raw Chocolate Bark had a strong bitter aftertaste. Any idea why?

    Megan

    I’d assume a bitter taste would come from the brand of cocoa powder you used? Perhaps more sweetener would help, or a different brand next time.

    Judi

    make sure you aren’t using “Dutch” or any otherwise processed cocoa powder. They add alkali to counteract the natural acidity of cocoa and makes it more neutral (doesn’t bother most people, but some people have a strong bitter taste on the tongue because of this). Discovered this when my mom became “allergic” to American made chocolates, but international chocolates were fine!

Tayla

Hi there Megan, I was just wondering if I could substitute cacao instead of cocoa? Or would it be too strong?

    Megan

    I almost always use cacao and cocoa interchangeably. Feel free to use whichever you prefer!

Sharyn

I am a huge chocoholic & I just have to say this was devine. I loved the coconut flavour from the coconut oil. I am so happy to have found a recipe which enables me to have a treat which is not only healthy but delicious. Thanks again for another fantastic recipe 🙂

Marge

I just made this and it was so easy and great! I used agave instead of honey and a dash of salt. Thanks!

missy

Can you also use this recipe for chocolate fountain?

myk

great recipe! i tired it and it was superb. but how can i keep these chocolate bars from melting at room temperature? as soon as i take these out, they start melting 🙁

Judi

I just batch a small batch but I used coconut butter (all i had on hand, needed to warm it up a bit in the microwave), but the chocolate was amazing! I decreased the honey and added shredded coconut and raisins for sweetness! My 2 year old nephew kept asking for more!

To answer a previous poster’s question about using this as chips in baking, I think because the coconut butter is more solid at room temp than the oil, it will def hold up in cookies.

THanks for this amazing treat!

Elle

Hello! I was just wondering if I could make chocolate chips out of this.

Kim

Trying now with roasted pumpkin seeds added in and a little sea salt!

Leslie

How can I soften the coconut oil without melting it?

    megan

    I second this question. This stuff was delicious but kind of challenging/messy to make.

Chris

Has anyone tried making this with Stevia? I wonder if it would work and how much Stevia you would substitute for the honey?

Tiffany

Megan, thank you for another DELICIOUS, easy recipe! I ended up added a little vanilla, dash of salt, unsweetened coconut and dark chocolate chips….unbelievably good!!

Sharon/The Quarter Inch Shop @ Etsy

Hi, Megan. I love this chocolate bark. I have made batch after batch and poured into heart shaped silicone candy/soap mold. I then froze it and removed and packaged into little packages for gifts. I just kept them cold and told the recipients it needs to stay cold! They loved them!

I have also made several with pouring a first layer of chocolate bark, freezing 10 minutes, pressing thin layer of almond butter sweetened with honey and then topping with layer of chocolate bark and freezing. Very rich.

I plan to make one that has a layer of chocolate bark, dates that have been processed into a paste, nuts and top with another layer of chocolate bark next.

However, here is my question: I tried to sub carob powder for the cocoa powder. The carob seized with my honey and i couldn’t get the melted coconut oil to ever mix in. So i just had this blob of carob/honey and the oil running around it. Is there a trick to using carob powder? My carob was Chatfields. Do i need a different brand. Everything was room temperature.

Thanks so much for all you do! I love your recipes! Sharon

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