Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

This 3 ingredient Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and makes the perfect gift for family or friends!

Pieces of chocolate bark made with roasted almonds and cranberries.

Everyone loves a simple dessert that takes just 5 minutes to make… right!? Well this Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark is exactly that and SO much more! Whether you’re making it as a homemade foodie gift or a sneaky little treat for yourself, it’s the chocolate hit that everyone needs!

Pieces of chocolate bark with roasted almonds and dried cranberries.

3 Ingredient Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

Can you believe you only need 3 ingredients to make this delicious dessert!?

  • chocolate (I use a mix of dark and white chocolate – check out my video below to see how easy it is to get the swirly effect)
  • roast almonds (see my tips below)
  • dried cranberries (craisins)

The ingredients for chocolate, cranberry, almond and cranberry bark.How To Make Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

Step 1 – Pour the melted chocolate onto a flat tray (see tips below)

Melted milk chocolate being poured onto a baking paper lined tray.

Melted chocolate on a baking paper lined tray.

White chocolate dollops on top of milk chocolate.

White chocolate swirled through milk chocolate.

Step 2 – Sprinkle over roasted almonds and dried cranberries

Roast almonds on top of white and dark chocolate bark.

Dried cranberries and almonds on top of a chocolate bark.

Step 3 – Refrigerate until set and cut into pieces

Roasted almond and cranberry chocolate bark shard on a white plate.

Recipe Tips

  • You can use any type of chocolate you like – I like to use a mix of dark and milk chocolate and swirl them through to achieve a marbled effect (like in the photos). Alternatively, you can use just 1 type of chocolate. 
  • To create a marbled effect, spread the dark chocolate out on a baking paper lined tray, add ‘dollops’ (spoonfuls) of the white chocolate and create swirling motions with a flat knife (refer to video below for an example).
  • Roasted almonds tend to have a nuttier and richer flavour than unroasted almonds – making them perfect for this recipe! You can buy roasted almonds in the dried fruit and nuts section of your supermarket. 
  • Dried cranberries (or craisins) can be bought from the dried fruit and nuts section of the supermarket. 
  • Allow the bark to set in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting into slices with a sharp flat knife.
  • Store the chocolate bark in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

 

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Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark

This 3 ingredient Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and makes the perfect gift for family or friends!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chocolate
Keyword: Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 411kcal

Ingredients

  • 350 g chocolate if you're after a marbled effect - use 250g dark/milk chocolate melts and 100g white chocolate melts
  • 210 g (1 1/2 cups) roasted almonds
  • 90 g (3/4 cup) dried cranberries

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Line a rectangular baking tin (approx. 18cm X 30cm) with baking paper.
  • Place chocolate melts into the microwave on 50% power for 3-4 minutes (or until melted), stirring every 30 seconds with a dry metal spoon.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared baking tin (if you're after a marbled effect, pour the milk/dark chocolate into the base of the tin, add dollops of the white chocolate and swirl with a skewer).
  • Working quickly, place the roasted almonds and cranberries on top of the chocolate and press down slightly.
  • Place the bark into the fridge to set completely.
  • Remove from the fridge and place the bark onto a chopping board. Cut into shards with a sharp knife.

Thermomix Method

  • Line a rectangular baking tin (approx. 18cm X 30cm) with baking paper.
  • Place milk/dark chocolate melts into the TM bowl and grate on Speed 8 for 10 seconds. Melt on 50 degrees, Speed 2 for 3-4 minutes. (If you're after a marbled effect, you'll need to repeat this step with the white chocolate separately).
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared baking tin (if you're after a marbled effect, pour the milk/dark chocolate into the base of the tin, add dollops of the white chocolate and swirl with a skewer).
  • Working quickly, place the roasted almonds and cranberries on top of the chocolate and press down slightly.
  • Place the bark into the fridge to set completely.
  • Remove from the fridge and place the bark onto a chopping board. Cut into shards with a sharp knife.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
  • You can use any type of chocolate you like - I like to use a mix of dark and milk chocolate and swirl them through to achieve a marbled effect (like in the photos). Alternatively, you can use just 1 type of chocolate. 
  • To create a marbled effect, spread the dark chocolate out on a baking paper lined tray, add 'dollops' (spoonfuls) of the white chocolate and create swirling motions with a flat knife (refer to video below for an example).
  • Roasted almonds tend to have a nuttier and richer flavour than unroasted almonds - making them perfect for this recipe! You can buy roasted almonds in the dried fruit and nuts section of your supermarket. 
  • Dried cranberries (or craisins) can be bought from the dried fruit and nuts section of the supermarket. 
  • Allow the bark to set in the fridge for 1 hour before cutting into slices with a sharp flat knife.
  • Store the chocolate bark in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 31g | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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16 thoughts on “Chocolate, Cranberry & Roast Almond Bark”

  1. Nancy | Plus Ate Six says:

    Christmas??!! So glad I live in a country where it’s not celebrated – I’m the Christmas Grinch I’m afraid. BUT that wouldn’t stop me eating chocolate bark. Cranberries and almonds are a winning combo.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha well this could be good at anytime of year!

  2. Dannielle@Zamamabakes says:

    Brilliant!! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Danielle! Missing your zamamabakes recipes already!

  3. Shannon@ my2morrows says:

    Awesome combination! And my kinda easy recipe! Xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe I do love a simple recipe!

  4. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says:

    Ooh, I love the marbled effect! Your photography is stunning, Lucy! And don’t get me started on the chocolate/almond/cranberry combination – so, so good 🙂

  5. Julia says:

    I’d definitely do this with dark chocolate but my god this looks tasty and so visually impressive as well! Going to bookmark this so I can make this for my mum one day, I know she’d love it.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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