Bark is one of those easy to go to snacks, when you want something done in a pinch. Chocolate is everything to me! However, in the summer I always crave fruits to keep me cool. Today I made Endangered Species berry chocolate bark (summer edition). For those who don’t know what Endangered Species chocolate is, it is a chocolate company. This company donates to the wildlife conservation. Their milk chocolate is at least 48% cocoa and their dark chocolate is anywhere from 60-88% cocoa.
For a healthier version, I used 88% dark chocolate (endangered species brand). However, you are free to use any chocolate you would like for this frozen treat! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and even white chocolate works! It all depends on the level of sweetness you want.
I love making bark for the holidays. Especially my Chocolate Peppermint Bark (Every Christmas). For this bark I wanted to make a “summer edition” bark that is chocolaty, yet cool. Instead of adding nuts and dried fruits I went for fresh blueberries and raspberries. Strawberries would have been nice as well. However, I didn’t feel like cutting strawberries ☺️. This bark is perfect to keep in the freezer, if it even lasts that long!
You Will Need:
All you need to make this berry chocolate bark is 4 ingredients! The perfect summer edition bark, as I like to call it!
- 3oz (a bar size) 88% dark chocolate or your preferred chocolate
- 1/4 of cup of raspberries
- 1/4 cup of blueberries
- Drizzle of Almond butter
You want to melt your chocolate, either in the microwave or using the double boiler method. I prefer using the double boiler method. Once your chocolate is melted, pour it on a flat surface, such is a cookie sheet. Make sure the flat surface is covered with a piece of parchment paper. This will help remove the bark easy, without sticking to the surface.
Spread the chocolate thin, creating a rectangle shape. Add the fresh berries and freeze. Freeze for about 30 minutes. Remove from freezer. Break the bark into small and large pieces and drizzle the almond butter on top. The creamy nut butter gives this bark an extra layer of texture. It makes this dessert or snack even more pleasant!
If you have leftovers, it is okay to freeze the almond butter on the bark. It is okay to eat and still tastes delicious.
Berry Chocolate Bark (Summer Edition)Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
A perfect chocolaty and cool frozen treat with frozen berries! Perfect for a healthy summer snack!
3oz (a bar size) 88% dark chocolate or your preferred chocolate
1/4 of cup of raspberries
1/4 cup of blueberries
Drizzle of Almond butter
- Start by melting your chocolate bar. Use the double boil method or the microwave. This should take no more than 5 minutes.
- Take a sheet pan or a flat dish that is smaller. Put a piece of parchment paper over the pan/dish. Spread out the chocolate thin, shaped into a rectangle. Add the raspberries and blueberries.
- Freeze for about 30 minutes. Then remove from freezer and cut into small and large pieces.
- Drizzle the almond butter over the bark and serve!
- Use your favorite chocolate
- Other fruits to use are oranges, strawberries and even bananas!
- Use your favorite nut butter