Easy 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe

Sweat logo

July 7, 2021

Easy 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe - Hero image

Finishing off a savoury dish with something sweet is like icing on the cake. If your go-to dessert contains chocolate, you’ll love this super simple chocolate bark recipe. 

Magnesium-rich dark chocolate is the star of this three-ingredient recipe — and you can customise the flavours and textures each time by changing up the other ingredients.

When choosing dark chocolate, ensure you select one that has high cocoa content — at least 70% cocoa solids — so you get all the added benefits, including powerful antioxidants and prebiotic fibre for a healthy gut.

Chocolate bark recipe

The raspberries and pistachios in this version of chocolate bark taste amazing together, and the edible gold leaf transforms it into the perfect dessert for a special occasion.

Total time: 15 mins + 1-hour chilling time

Serves: 2

Dietary preferences: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free


  • 500g (18 oz) dark chocolate, roughly chopped

  • 15-20g (0.7 oz) freeze-dried raspberries, roughly chopped

  • 25g (0.9 oz) pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

  • Edible gold leaf (optional)


1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. 

3. Place the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl and place on top of the saucepan. Ensure that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water.

4. Heat the chocolate until completely melted and smooth, stirring frequently.

5. Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking tray. Use a spatula to ensure that it is spread evenly. Sprinkle over the raspberries and pistachio nuts. Then using tweezers, place pieces of edible gold leaf on the chocolate.

6. Place the tray in the refrigerator and leave to set for 1 hour or until hard.

7. To serve, peel off the baking paper and break or cut the chocolate into shards. Enjoy!

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It will keep for up to two weeks — if it lasts that long!

Unlock hundreds of recipes in the Sweat app

And fuel yourself forward

The easiest chocolate dessert for any occasion

Dark chocolate can benefit your health and even lower your risk of heart disease — but like most chocolate, store-bought varieties may contain unhealthy ingredients like added sugar. As a guide, the darker the chocolate the less sugar it typically contains

Like all foods, this chocolate bark is best consumed in moderation — enjoying a small amount of this chocolate bark after dinner can really satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for more delicious dessert recipes to try, these two versions of homemade hot chocolate are perfect during the cooler months!

Sweat logo

A more empowered you starts with Sweat, and our editorial team is here to bring you the latest fitness tips, trainer recommendations, wellbeing news, nutritional advice, nourishing recipes and free workouts.

* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.


Recommended Stories

We have a feeling you’re going to love Sweat

That's why the first week is on us.