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Strawberry Chocolate Bark

There is a new Chocolate Bark in town and she's adorned with granola, tahini and most importantly Strawberries! This vegan, gluten free treat has the perfect balance of sweet and salty in every bite. With only a few essential ingredients this Strawberry Chocolate bark is the perfect set it and forget it recipe - or if you're like me; you'll set it and "patiently" wait for it to set!

Strawberry Chocolate Bark

How does one improve upon the already beloved concept of chocolate bark? By infusing it with fresh strawberries, of course! From the tartness of strawberries to the richness of dark chocolate and the nutty depth of tahini and sesame seeds, each bite is a delightful experience. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with wholesome ingredients, making this a guilt-free treat you’ll come back to time and again. While this bark is a standalone marvel, it pairs wonderfully with a cup of homemade cashew milk, adding a creamy contrast to the crunchy, chocolatey treat. It’s also a fantastic topping for ice cream or a special addition to your morning smoothie bowl. After experimenting with banana and date bark, I’ve landed on strawberry as the perfect base for this delectable creation. 

Ingredients for Strawberry Chocolate Bark

  • Strawberries: Strawberries add a fresh, slightly tart flavour that contrasts beautifully with the sweet chocolate, making the bark feel lighter. Barks have been made with all types of fruits from bananas, dates, raspberries and beyond. The options are endless and you could also do a mix of berries if that floats your boat!
  • Tahini: The more runny, the better. Tahini introduces a creamy, nutty element that binds the granola and strawberries together under a layer of chocolate. Almond butter or cashew butter can provide a similar creamy texture and richness if tahini is not readily available. I used this one.
  • Tried and True Granola: My Tried and True Granola recipe goes PERFECTLY with this bark. It adds a necessary element of crunch and a hint of sweetness, enhancing the bark’s texture. Get my granola recipe here.
  • Dark Chocolate: Melted until smooth, dark chocolate is the decadent finishing touch that ties all the ingredients together. Some people will use milk chocolate, however, I find it a little too sweet for the recipe, but if you prefer a less intense chocolate than milk chocolate is a good solution. 
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds: A sprinkle of sesame seeds adds a subtle crunch and a nutty flavour that compliments the tahini.
  • Flaky Sea Salt: Just a pinch to enhance all the flavours and add a slight contrast to the sweetness of the chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Bark

It’s easy folks! The photos really make this simple dessert look complicated but rest assured it truly is simple and a delightful experience. The process is a straightforward process and involves layering the ingredients thoughtfully to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and textures. The key is in the preparation—slicing the strawberries thinly, ensuring the tahini is runny enough to spread easily, and melting the chocolate to a smooth consistency. Once assembled and frozen, the bark becomes a delightful treat that’s both nourishing and indulgent.

How Long Does Chocolate Bark Last

If you can keep your hands off it, and store it in an airtight container in the freezer; this Strawberry Chocolate Bark can last for several weeks. You can make it ahead of time if you’re on sweets duty or to share with guests. 

How to Melt Chocolate Without a Microwave

If you don’t have a microwave or simply just don’t want to use it; melting chocolate is still absolutely possible. To melt your chocolate without a microwave you can utilize the double boiler method. Place chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir gently until smooth and fully melted.

Tips For Making the Perfect Bark

  • Ensure your strawberries are snugly arranged to prevent tahini from escaping.
  • Use the runniest tahini you can find for smooth spreading.
  • Practice patience and allow the bark to set in the freezer overnight for the best texture.

Strawberry Chocolate Bark

Teri-Ann Carty
There is a new Chocolate Bark in town and she's adorned with granola, tahini and most importantly Strawberries! This vegan, gluten free treat has the perfect balance of sweet and salty in every bite. With only a few essential ingredients this Strawberry Chocolate bark is the perfect set it and forget it recipe - or if you're like me; you'll set it and "patiently" wait for it to set!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Course Desserts & Sweets, Sharable & Snacks
Cuisine Canadian, Vegan
Servings 8

Equipment

  • cookie sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 12-14 strawberries sliced
  • ¾ cup tahini the runnier the better
  • 1 cup tried and true granola
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chopped and melted till smooth
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • flaky sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Trim and slice strawberries.
  • Place a piece of parchment down on cookie sheet.
  • Arrange strawberries on parchment. Try to arrange so there is very little space between the berries for tahini to escape. Keep them snug! Place a second piece of parchment on top of strawberries. Use a flat bottomed ramekin to press the strawberries down. Gently remove parchment.
  • Pour tahini over the strawberries. The *runnier your tahini, the better*.
  • Scatter granola evenly over tahini.
  • Once chocolate is melted, pour over granola. Try to evenly distribute the chocolate. Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate corner to corner if possible.
  • Sprinkle chocolate with sesame seeds and sea salt. Place in the freezer to set for a minimum of 4 hours or even better, overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer and peel parchment off the bottom. Use a sharp knife to cut into pieces. Store in the freezer.

Notes

There are different brands of tahini. Some tahini will be thicker than others. I like to buy the runny kind.
Keyword bark recipe, dairy free, easy dessert, gluten free, plant based, vegan

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