This chocolate almond bark is a delicious keto and low carb candy recipe made 2 ingredients! Sweet, crunchy, and easily customizable! 3 grams net carbs per serving.
Chocolate Almond Bark
As the holidays are swiftly approaching, it has been my mission to make some edible gifts to give my friends and family. In the past, I’d usually make candied pecans or almonds, but this time, I want to go the chocolate route, and thought I’d make some keto bark!
I’ve been meaning to share this keto bark recipe for quite some time now, but kept putting it off because it is SO darn simple! I recently tried the Choc Zero keto chocolate bark in both their milk and dark flavors. While incredibly delicious, I could not justify forking out close to 8 dollars for a tiny portion! Luckily, you can EASILY make your own, and it is much, much more affordable!
Now, this bark may look fancy, but I promise you it is so simple to make and requires just 2 ingredients!
No sugar, no dairy, and no carbs are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is smooth, crunchy, and creamy, bursting with crisp almonds. It’s pleasantly sweet and dark, without being bitter.
I pawned off a few batches I’d made recently, and NO ONE believed me when I said it was keto and sugar free– It tasted like any good candy bar out there!
How do you make keto chocolate bark?
- Roasted almonds– Roasted almonds give a more distinct and robust flavor, which pairs beautifully with the dark chocolate. Be sure to use unsalted almonds, even if you intend to add flaky salt on top.
- Chocolate– Any keto chocolate bar can be used. I used Lindt 90%, which has super low net carbs and no added sugar. Ensure your chocolate is chopped up, to make it easier and quicker to melt.
- Flaky sea salt– Optional, but perfect if you love the sweet and salty combination.
In a mixing bowl, add your almonds and set aside. In either a small saucepan or a microwave safe bowl, add your chopped chocolate. Microwave it in 30-second spurts, until it is mostly melted, before gently mixing together until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the almonds and mix well, until all of the nuts are covered in chocolate.
Now, line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate bark mixture onto it and spread out using a rubber spatula. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, before breaking into pieces.
Which keto chocolate is best to use for chocolate bark?
There are several kinds of keto friendly chocolate that can be used. Many have different levels of sweetness, so be sure to choose one that is sweet enough, or add some liquid stevia to them, to compensate. Unfortunately, there is no carb free chocolate.
- Bakers chocolate– Any 100% bakers chocolate can be used. As it is completely unsweetened, add 1-2 drops of liquid stevia to it, otherwise, it will be extremely bitter.
- Good quality chocolate bars– Any Lindt Chocolate Bar above 88% is keto friendly. Like the Bakers Chocolate, it is very bitter, and unless you love a rich and dark flavor, add several drops of liquid stevia to it.
- Keto Chocolate Bars– Use your favorite keto dark chocolate or milk chocolate bar.
- Chocolate Chips– Only use this as a last resort, as chocolate chips don’t melt anywhere near as well as a chopped up chocolate bar. If you do use the chips, add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil to it, before melting. This helps keep it smooth and glossy.
Tips to make the best keto bark
- Do not overheat your chocolate, otherwise, you risk it burning and losing the sweetness.
- DO NOT use salted almonds. This will intensify the saltiness of it.
- If you refrigerate your chocolate almond bark longer than 30 minutes, let the bark sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before breaking it up. It will make it so much easier.
- Use a pizza slicer/cutter to slice uniform pieces of bark.
- Superfood chocolate– Add goji berries, seeds, cashews, and walnuts.
- Cranberry Almond– Add 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries.
- White chocolate– Replace the dark chocolate with sugar free white chocolate.
- Chilli– Add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Sweet and salty– Add keto cereal and sprinkle with sea salt.
How do you store keto bark?
- To store: Chocolate bark can be stored at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 2 weeks. Store it in the refrigerator if you’d like it to keep longer.
- To freeze: Place pieces of the bark in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
More easy keto desserts to try
Keto Chocolate Bark
- 2 cups chocolate chopped * See notes
- 1/2 cup roasted almonds unsalted
- 1/4 tsp flaky sea salt optional
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add your almonds and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl or in a small saucepan, add your chocolate. Microwave in 30 second spurts, until mostly melted. Whisk together, until smooth and glossy.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the roasted almonds and mix until all the nuts are combined. Transfer the chocolate/almond mixture on the lined sheet and using a rubber spatula, spread out in an even layer.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, before breaking up into pieces.