Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


A dark Chocolate Bark recipe that is a delicious Christmas bark recipe for holiday parties.  This pistachio loaded Christmas candy might look complicated, but it’s really simple to make taking under 5 minutes! 


  • 1o oz. bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, divided
  • coarsely ground sea salt


  1. Prepare a sheet pan with wax paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Place pistachios into a ziplock bag and crush with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir.
  4. Continue to microwave in 15-second increments until chocolate is melted.
  5. Stir most of the pistachios into melted chocolate. Reserve some to sprinkle on top of the finished product.
  6. Spread chocolate mixture onto wax paper with a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle coarsely ground sea salt and the rest of the crushed pistachios.
  8. Let cool until hardened, then break into pieces.


Additional options include adding other nuts or seeds, using milk chocolate, adding toffee nougats, or dried fruit.