Chocolate Bark

Perfect for holiday parties and potlucks, this chocolate bark recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s another gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan dessert that doesn’t taste it. And for those with no food restrictions whatsoever? Who can say no to candy, let alone chocolate? See for yourself, try some.

Chocolate Bark

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Servings 32 squares



  • In a 9 inch skillet, heat oil and agave until bubbling
  • Add pecans and stir until they are well coated, then mix in salt and seasonings
  • Cook for 4 minutes, then remove pan from heat
  • Place nuts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Place sheet in a 400°F; oven and roast for 4 minutes, remove from oven and cool completely
  • In a separate saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate
  • Pour chocolate into a parchment paper lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Break up the pecans and sprinkle over the chocolate
  • Using a metal spatula, spread the mixture evenly back and forth to ½ inch thickness
  • Allow to sit out until set, 1-2 hours
  • Cut into squares and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting Time 1 hour
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 1 hr 38 mins
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I discovered chocolate bark at a Teaching Peace event. Teaching Peace is an incredible organization that focuses on restorative justice. David Title brought his chocolate bark to the event and I begged him for the recipe. Good man that he is, he emailed it to me later that same night!

I made a few changes, removing the dairy, sugar and brandy –you get the idea. Still, I owe David many thanks for this crunchy little dessert that flies off the plate at my house.


21 responses to “Chocolate Bark”

  1. Are they spicy, since you’re putting so much of the cayenne? I really want to make them but need to make sure if its really a dry cayenne pepper?

  2. Elana. I have been following your blog for awhile now. I started eating clean 4 years ago for weight control and a feeling of well being. I love your recipes and your courage to take on an illness like MS and fighting back! You are truly an inspiration to us all.

    Elana Wentzell (no kidding same first name)

    • Susan, this typically happens when semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips are used, rather than the dark chocolate chips called for in the recipe :-)

  3. love the chocolate bark and so does my family ! I am doing a eating lifestyle change and incorporating the chocolate bark into my daily regiment of eating. I would be interested in knowing the calorie and fiber content in a ” square” and how big that square should be. I would appreciate any information you can give me. I have been a fan of your recipes for a couple of years now and I am so glad you created this wonderful web site!

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