Last night I was cleaning out the fridge/freezer/pantry (party) and started making a bunch of random things to use up odds and ends to help the organization process along.
I whipped up some dark chocolate hazelnut bark with sea salt and was SUPER thrilled with the result. Chocolate + nuts + salt = my favorite. So obviously, I was into this.
It was a spontaneous creation, but so good, and so simple, I decided to snap some phone pics today to put it on the blog in case anyone needs some #inspo for an easy yet impressive homemade chocolate treat.
This is basically a no-recipe recipe. You can use whatever nuts you fancy. Or you can add in some chopped figs/dates if you like. You really can’t mess it up.
No matter what you add, you’ll end up with delicious, rich, chocolate bark. It’s impressive to put on a plate at gatherings (so long as you keep it elevated if you have doggos) and/or bring to a party or dinner. It also takes minimal effort and is perfect for using up odds and ends in your baking pantry.
I hope you make this bark and I hope you love it. Let me know if you do! Tag or DM me on Insta (@katherinebaker4) or leave a comment below.
Peace, love, and salty nutty chocolate!
Easy Chocolate Hazelnut Bark with Sea Salt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezer Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1-4, depending on how much you like chocolate
- 2 cups chopped dark chocolate (or one bag dark chocolate chips) – I used Dark Chocolate Lover’s bar from Trader Joe’s
- 1 1/2 cups toasted or raw (based on your flavor preference, I used raw) whole or chopped hazelnuts, plus additional handful chopped for topping (about 1 3/4 cup total)
- 1-2 tablespoon flakey sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl using medium-high heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment until melted. This will take about 90-180 seconds, depending on your microwave.
- Stir in 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts. Chop additional handful for garnish and set aside.
- Spread mixture over prepared baking pan.
- Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts and sea salt over the top of the hazelnut bark.
- Place bark in freezer for at least 20 minutes or refrigerator for 60 minutes to set.
- Break bark into rough pieces with hands.
- Store in refrigerator in an airtight container in the refrigerator.