Delicious brownie bark made with goodness of bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar. Studded with toasted pecans.
You can make chewy chocolate rich brownie bark with crispy edges at home. This is more chocolatey than any boxed brownie bark.
What is different between a brittle and bark?
Brittle is a breakable candy with sugar and nuts, oldest one being peanut brittle with peanuts some time chocolate. Whereas barks contain several types of chocolates and nuts and dried fruits.
If you like crispy brownie edges then this the brownie bark, which all the three c’s in it, chewy, crispy, chocolatey . Also, this is low calories than any normal brownies.
How to make this Brownie Bark?
You need following ingredients to make
Coconut sugar : goes well with cocoa powder and dark chocolate.
Unsweetened cocoa powder: You can use any favorite brand.
Almond flour : You can use both blanched and unblanched almond flour
Chocolate : I used bitter chocolate about 90% chocolate.
Baking powder added to give the lift to the dough.
Olive oil : You can use any favorite oil. Coconut or avocado oil will be good.
Vanilla extract : Always use pure vanilla extract.
Pecans: I used chopped pecans you can use almond if you want.
See recipe card for quantities.
First make mix in dry ingredients such as almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt
Make wet ingredients by dissolving chocolate, sugar and water in a double boiler. Then add olive oil
To this add eggs, vanilla extract and mix well. Transfer to Chocolate mixture in a prepared pan.
Transfer to baking sheet top with chopped pecans and bitter chocolate.
Hint: leave a useful hint here, like let the grill run for 4-5 minutes to burn off any remnants, then clean it. I like to use this bristle-free barbecue brush (affiliate link) for cleaning the grill.
You can make it with almond slices, coconut, or cashew nuts.
Addition of dried fruits and cranberries or raisin will be nice.
You can add chocolate chips along with bitter chocolate.
Addition of spices like ginger, cinnamon will be also making another variation.
If you are not a dry fruits and nut person, drizzle some white chocolate and decorated with sprinkles, this brownie bark will be a tasty treat.
How long does Bark will last?
Brownie bark will remain fresh for up to a week if stored in an airtight container.
Store the wet ingredients (lettuce, tomato, onion) separately from the dry ingredients (buns) in the fridge, and recombine when ready. Good for 2-3 days.
How to serve this brownie bark.
You can serve this brownie bark along with dessert charcuterie board .
Or you can eat as such along with cup of milk
This brownie bark is part of Twelve cookies for twelve days of Christmas. Stay tuned to for rest of the cookie recipe. I will be blogging in the coming days.
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- ½ cup + 2 tablespoon Coconut sugar
- ¼ cup Bitter sweet chocolate I used verse chocolate
- 2 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup almond flour
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup chopped pecans.
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F and line 6.5" x 9.5" Eighth Size. Aluminum Sheet Pan with parchment paper.
- In a double boiler heat chocolate( 5 pieces), water, and coconut sugar until chocolate melts completely. Once it is cooled down a little bit, add oil, egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
- To this add almond flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and sea salt and combine well.
- Transfer to prepared pan and arrange with chopped pecans and chopped chocolate and bake for about 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
- Once it is cooled refrigerate and cut it into pieces and enjoy.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.