Healthy homemade dark chocolate peanut bark. This no bake chocolate treat is ready in 25 minutes and made with three simple ingredients in your refrigerator! The perfect healthy treat that is rich and delicious.
Easy homemade chocolate peanut bark
I am not sure about you, but I love homemade chocolate bark. It is a wholesome sweet treat that is perfect all year round and incredibly easy to make. Plus there are so many fun variations! You can throw some pretzels in, or even add some m&m and coconut. But, in all honesty, I think regular peanut bark is my favorite!
This no bake chocolate bark is not only rich and creamy but it is perfectly crunchy. The touch of salt from the roasted peanuts in combination with the sweetness from the chocolate is out of this world delicious. And, let’s not forget that it is only made with 3 good-for-you ingredients that make your body feel great!
Y’all are going to love this healthier chocolate bark. It makes for an amazing snack and dessert for kids, vegans, athletes, and fitness lovers. Dark chocolate peanut bark is the ideal post dinner treat, afternoon pick me up, and late night bite. We love it so much we have to make double batches!
Is dark chocolate peanut bark healthy?
The term “healthy” is all relative. I consider this chocolate bark to be healthy because it called for minimal ingredients and has tons of health benefits! There are no preservatives, no added sugars, and no random ingredients!
In fact, there are only 3 ingredients in this easy no bake dessert:
- Roasted Peanuts
- Dark Chocolate
- Coconut oil
This means that this dessert is vegan, grain free, gluten free, low carb, dairy free, and refined sugar free.
When you eat one piece of chocolate-y peanut bark, you’re getting a hearty dose of protein, fiber, and healthy fats from the peanuts. The dark chocolate is loaded with good for you antioxidants. The coconut oil provides an extra dose of healthy fats. Definitely dessert and snack worthy!
Ingredients in no bake peanut chocolate bark
Every single ingredient used to make healthy no bake chocolate bark was hand selected to create the healthiest dessert possible.
Use any type of dark chocolate you want to make this delicious treat! Dark chocolate has lots of health benefits and is packed with antioxidants. For this no bake recipe, I used Hu Chocolate vegan dark chocolate.
Peanuts are a wonderful source of healthy fats, protein, and fiber. I highly recommend using dry roasted peanuts in this recipe! You can buy roasted peanuts or make your own by simply roasting them in the oven at 350 F for 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Refined coconut oil has no taste, so don’t worry if you don’t like the flavor of coconut! I highly recommend using coconut oil to make your melted dark chocolate super spreadable and soft.
Variations of chocolate bark
You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! The sky’s the limit when it comes to homemade chocolate bark, so feel free to get creative!
Add sprinkles: There is nothing more fun than adding sprinkles to desserts. Adding some fun festive sprinkles to this bark is perfect for parties and kids!
Add m&ms: Add some yummy m&m’s for an extra crunch and fun twist to this peanut bark!
Swap out Dark Chocolate: Simply substitute with any chocolate! You can use milk, semisweet, vegan, or dairy free!
Swap out peanuts: If you do not have or like peanuts, you can substitute with any nut! Try almonds, pecans, or walnuts!
Add pretzels: Looking for another salty addition? Add some crushed up pretzels for more crunch and whole grains.
What you’ll need to make three ingredient chocolate bark
For this easy no bake dessert recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a mixing bowl to make the dark chocolate bark and a fridge to set them.
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Mixing Bowl
- Stirring Utensil
- Measuring cups: 1 Tbsp and 1/3 cup.
How to make healthy dark chocolate peanut bark
I love this no bake chocolate bark because it is easy they are to make! This recipe is the absolute perfect healthy dessert; plus, this plant based dessert is grain free, gluten free, and low carb!
First, line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure it will fit in your refrigerator!
Then, in a microwave-safe bowl, add your favorite chocolate and some coconut oil. Heat in 20-second intervals so you do not burn the chocolate. Keep stirring in between each interval until melted. If you want, you. can use the double boiler method also.
Once the chocolate is ready, simply fold in dry roasted peanuts in and saving a few to sprinkle on top. Next, you’ll pour your melted chocolate mixture onto the lined baking sheet and use a spatula to spread into an even layer of desired thickness.
Then simply refrigerate for about 20 – 30 minutes until firm.
Remove your peanut bark from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cutting.
How to store leftovers
Make extra vegan dark chocolate peanut bark? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 1 week, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month!
Can I freeze homemade chocolate bark?
You can absolutely freeze chocolate peanut bark! You can also freeze this peanut bark for up to 3 months – before enjoying, allow the bark to defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature. I absolutely love enjoying my chocolate bark frozen; trust me, it is delicious.
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3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Bark
- ⅔ cup peanuts, salted & roasted
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 9 oz dark chocolate chips, I love Hu Chocolate
- 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt, optional
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate and coconut oil. Heat in 20-second interval, stirring in between until melted. Use can also use the double boiler method.
- Fold in peanuts, savings a few to sprinkle on top.
- Pour onto a lined baking sheet and use a spatula to spread into an even layer of desired thickness. Sprinkle with more peanuts on top.
- Refrigerate until firm, for about 20 - 30 minutes.
- Remove from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before cutting. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, in the refrigerator for 1 month, or freezer for up 3 months.
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