This easy Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark is sweet and rich. Made with raw cacao powder and coconut oil.
This easy Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark comes together in minutes. There's no need to turn on the stove.
I love this recipe because I am a huge chocolate lover. Consequently, I am often running out of chocolate.
So it's nice to be able to whip up some chocolate with pantry staples.
It makes a great gift for the holidays. Customize it to the recipient's liking.
For a chocolate recipe using cacao butter (or cocoa butter), try my Easy Homemade Vegan Chocolate.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It's made in minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- It is customizable. Add your favorite dried fruit or nuts. Switch it up and add crushed candy canes for the holidays!
- It is sweet and rich. It'll satisfy your sweet tooth!
- You can make a small batch for when you get a chocolate craving.
- Cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder): Adds a chocolaty flavor.
- Coconut oil: You could use melted coconut oil or coconut oil that's already solidified. Solidifies when refrigerated.
- Pure maple syrup: Adds sweetness. You could also use agave syrup.
- Almond extract: Adds a fruity flavor. You could leave it out.
- Shredded coconut: Unsweetened coconut flakes add a coconut flavor and crunch. If you can't find shredded coconut at the grocery store, you can use a coffee grinder to make shredded coconut.
- Sliced almonds: Adds a nutty flavor and crunch. You could also use chopped roasted almonds or different nuts.
- Salt: Enhances sweetness. I like to use sea salt.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Candy canes
- Peppermint extract
- Cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
- Dried fruit: goji berries, dried cranberries, dried pineapple, dried mango
- Nuts: peanuts, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, pistachios, or pine nuts
- Nut butter: peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter
- Banana chips
- Freeze-dried fruit, like raspberries or strawberries
- Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds
- Rainbow sprinkles
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Step 1: Add cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, almond extract, and salt to a large bowl.
Step 2: Stir to combine, making sure to get all the lumps out.
Step 3: Spread the chocolate mixture on some parchment paper.
Step 4: Sprinkle sliced almonds and shredded coconut on top of the chocolate, pushing the toppings into the chocolate. Refrigerate or freeze to set.
- Even though I used coconut flakes and almonds, you could add any of your favorite flavors.
- Pistachios, pecans, dried cranberries, goji berries, and even dried tropical fruit would be good.
- I don't recommend storing it at room temperature. Store in a plastic bag or airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it from melting.
This dark chocolate bark will last about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also store it in the freezer.
🍫 Other Chocolate Recipes
These raw chocolate bars are a sweet treat. Customize them to your liking.
If you tried this Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a ⭐️ star rating and let me know how you like it in the 💬 comments below. I love hearing from you!
This recipe was originally published on June 23, 2015. I've added new photos and more text.
Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark
- Add cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, almond extract, and salt into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Pour the chocolate mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle coconut flakes and sliced almonds on top and press in.
- Refrigerate or freeze until the mixture solidifies. Break it into pieces. Put it into the fridge or freezer.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.