Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Bark

gluten free chocolate bark

One of the easiest candies to make is chocolate bark. Last Christmas I posted a recipe for pretzel bark and this Christmas I thought I’d ramp up the recipe. In fact, this has two different barks featured.

This bark was inspired by my many trips to Soma Chocolates in Toronto, Canada. Soma uses high quality chocolate from around the world and puts their own unique spin on the chocolate sold.

One of my favourite things to purchase is their round bars with apricots, hazelnuts and other fruits and nuts on top.

I thought with having Bernard Callebaut Chocolates here in Calgary, and access to their large bars of bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate I’d make some large slabs of bark myself to have on hand this Christmas season.

Bernard Callebaut

I made a large slab of dark chocolate bark (for the dairy free folks) and a 2 layer white chocolate-milk chocolate bark.

Both had various nuts and seeds on top.

It is a simple, yet elegant gift to make as well as shows greatly when presented on a platter for your guests to enjoy.

Recipe: 2 Layer White and Milk Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark

I large bar (16 oz) Bernard Callebaut white chocolate
1 large bar (16 oz) Bernard Callebaut milk chocolate
Chopped apricots, cranberries, dried blueberries, raisins, other dried fruit
Variety of nuts (toasted hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, and pistachios)
Gluten free pretzels

In a double boiler on low-medium heat, melt broken up milk chocolate bar.

Stir occasionally. Once melted, take off heat, stir really well until smooth.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Pour melted milk chocolate onto parchment paper and refrigerate until chocolate is hardened.

gluten free chocolate bark

Once hardened, you can then start the 2nd layer.

In double boiler, on low-medium heat, melt broken up white chocolate bar.

Stir occasionally.

Once melted, take off heat and stir until chocolate is very smooth.

Remove hardened chocolate from fridge and pour melted white chocolate over top.

Work quickly for you do not want the milk chocolate to start melting.

Spatter various nuts and fruit on the melted white chocolate. Have fun with patterns.

gluten free chocolate bark

Return chocolate to refrigerator to harden again.

Once hardened, I store my bark in a sealed container in the fridge until I’m ready to serve it.

gluten free chocolate bark

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bark (Dairy-Free)

1 large (16 oz) Bernard Callebaut dark chocolate bar
Various nuts as stated in above recipe
Various dried fruits as above recipe

In double boiler, melt broken up dark chocolate bar. Stir occasionally.

Once melted, stir really well until very smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour melted chocolate onto the paper.

Scatter various nuts and fruit on the melted chocolate.

Harden in the refrigerator.


gluten free chocolate bark

5 comments add yours

  1. Hi Carrie , I love to bake, and since I have become gluten free i was wondering about chocolate…how do you know what chocolate is gluten free, can you help me with this, I do buy the bulk chocolate chips at the bulk store

  2. Carrie, are you sure Bernard Callebaut Chocolate is not cross contaminated? I have inquired at their stores about the truffles and chocolates, not sure I want to take a chance. Which is heartbreaking for me, Callebaut was always a fave at Christmas time. Thanks

  3. Ive been using the solid bars of Bernard Callebaut chocolates since being diagnosed with celiacs and have had no problems. I prefer to stick to dark chocolate for it has no dairy too.

  4. when I have asked about gluten in their chocolates they have assured me that if I stay away from the liquor ones, or any with wafers that I should be okay. Again, I have found their chocolate safe for me

  5. Not to worry, vegetarians can find excellent gourmet cheese.
    I made the switch to goat cheese so more people could enjoy the recipe, but
    I think I actually like the taste of the goat cheese even better than the feta cheese.
    Try out different combinations of soup and grain dishes
    to create a quick family favorite.

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