Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark

Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark

‘Tis the season! The season for love, joy, merriment, and lots of yummy food. This time last year I was working my last few weeks before leaving for maternity leave, and I remember the kitchen at work being so well stocked with cakes and chocolates, with new treats arriving every day!

I’m not planning on over indulging in cakes and chocolates this Christmas, but I do still love something sweet each day with my afternoon cuppa, so I thought I’d try to make something delicious and a bit healthier too. I’m so pleased with how this chocolate bark turned out, it’s rich, creamy and really hits the sweet treat spot!

Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark ingredients

Ingredients

100g bar dark chocolate. I used Green & Blacks 70% Dark Organic

100g bar vegan white chocolate. I used Organica Organic White Bar, which I bought from an independent health food shop.

1 tablespoon coconut oil

A handful of shelled pistachio nuts

A handful of coconut shavings

Melting chocolate in a bain marie

Method

  • Firstly, melt your chocolate in a glass bowl, fitted snugly inside a saucepan of hot water on the hob. Add a small amount of coconut oil to the chocolate and stir continuously for a few minutes until completely melted and smooth. Ideally melt both the white chocolate and dark chocolate at the same time, but in separate bowls. Different chocolate reacts differently when melted, and I found that the white chocolate was quite thick, so I just added a little more coconut oil to the mixture.

White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Mix

 

  • Pour your melted chocolate into a lined baking tin, the dark chocolate first then the white on top.

Marbled chocolate

  • Gently swirl the white and dark chocolate together using a skewer or cocktail stick.

Coconut and Pistachio Vegan Chocolate Bark

 

  • Next, gently sprinkle your pistachio nuts and coconut shavings on top, then put your bark in the fridge for a few hours until set.

Pistachio and Coconut Vegan Chocolate Bark

  • Remove from the fridge, break into pieces, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

This chocolate bark would also make a lovely gift wrapped up in a pretty box, and there are so many possibilities for it. I think some dried cranberries would make a good addition. It’s so simple to make and the marbled chocolate is such a lovely effect, plus the addition of the coconut oil gives it a soft almost truffle like texture.

About The Author

thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Nikki Frank-Hamilton | 5th Dec 15

    Rebecca, I want this NOW! It looks so good! I love how you swirled the dark and white chocolate, it looks so pretty and I love that you added coconut and pistachios! A great way to have a snack that feels like you’re being bad, and it really has so much in it that’s good for you!!!!! Can I test taste it for you? LOL
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    • thesparklenest | 5th Dec 15

      Thank you Nikki, of course you can! Although you’ll have to be quick as it’s going pretty quickly, it’s very moreish! Good thing it’s healthy 😉 x

  2. Katrin@KreativK.net | 5th Dec 15

    Hi Rebecca, you know, I’ve never made bark! This looks easy and delicious and I like that it’s organic and has coconut oil. I love coconut oil, usually I put it in my hair 😉 haha but I’ll give this a try!!! It could be my present for our neighbours this year. Last year I gave them a plate full of cookies, this year it will be a plate full of yummy chocolate bark!

    • thesparklenest | 5th Dec 15

      Coconut oil is amazing, and mixed with dark chocolate it tastes amazing too! I thought I’d make some for my neighbours too. I hope you give it a try. x

  3. Ilka | 5th Dec 15

    I love chocolate barks, especially for the holidays. I love how you made yours nutritious and healthy. Pinning!

    • thesparklenest | 5th Dec 15

      Thank you Ilka, it’s the first time I’ve tried chocolate bark, I’ll definitely be making it again! Thank you so much for pinning :-) x

  4. Lynn | 5th Dec 15

    Rebecca, those look and sound truly amazing! The mix of ingredients is wonderfully decadent….yet healthy too! I LOVE pistachios……this will definitely be on my “must try” list!
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    • thesparklenest | 5th Dec 15

      Thank you so much Lynn. It certainly tastes decadent, I hope you give it a try! x

  5. Jessica | 6th Dec 15

    This almost looks too pretty to eat with those swirls. Almost. Then I remember that there’s chocolate it, and I could get over the aesthetics and eat away. 😉
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    • thesparklenest | 6th Dec 15

      Thanks Jessica, I think that might be why you break the bark up, then it’s easier to munch away! :-)

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