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Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

We need a little health food.

And this bark? Yes, it is practically health food.

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

There has been a lot of sugar, chocolate, chips and cheese going on and I kind of felt like this was necessary.

Well, not really.

I actually had another not so healthy, super sweet dessert planned for today, but it totally failed. So I drowned my emotions in dark chocolate and then I made bark.

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

So while this bark may not be hopped up on sugar, loaded down with butter and garnished with crushed potato chips it is probably the best bark I have made to date.

Granted I think I have only made bark one other time and I think I just threw on some nuts and called it a day. Still, you have to try this stuff. The problem is, I can’t get everyone to finish off the other desserts around here. Not only is this bark delicious, it is just too easy to grab and go!

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

And it is so easy, which is definitely a welcomed idea in my head.

There is a total of seven ingredients, eight if you include the sea salt, and the hands on time is maybe ten minutes. Hallelujah!

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

Everything is all about the almonds. They are roasted in ground coffee beans with a touch of vanilla, a sprinkle of cocoa and a good dose of sea salt. It is pure amazingness.

Honestly, I am not sure you will ever taste better almonds. Oh, and there are some pistachios in there too. Pistachios combined with the dark chocolate and toasted is coconut is just pure Christmas magic if you ask me.Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

There is a whole half a cup of ground coffee needed for this recipe, and though it may seem like a lot, not all of it gets added directly to the bark, some of it is used to roast with the almonds. You can choose how little or how much you want to sprinkle on in the end, but I probably used about a fourth of cup.

It was perfect.

Seriously, so good. I mean, this bark is made up of all super foods (hello almonds, dark chocolate, coffee and coconut!) so this is a totally acceptable anytime snack, morning or night.

And it’s a great last-minute gift for practically anyone. Seriously, it is gluten free, vegan and grain free. Like I said, perfect for everyone!

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 265 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Pour the almonds onto the baking sheet. Roast, the almonds halfway through, until the almonds are fragrant, about 10-12 minutes. Watch closely to make sure they don’t burn.
  • In the meantime mix together the coffee grounds, cocoa powder and salt. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla to a small bowl. When the almonds are done roasting add the pistachios to the baking sheet. Toss the nuts with the coconut oil and then toss them with the coffee. Toss well making sure the coffee grounds evenly coat the almonds and pistachios. It will seem like a lot of coffee, but this is what you want!
  • Roast the almonds + pistachios until the coffee is fragrant and the almonds are starting to become crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until melted.
  • Pour 3/4 (leaving about 1/4 of the chocolate for drizzling over top the nuts) of the melted chocolate on to the prepared baking sheet that has been lined with wax or parchment paper and spread the chocolate out to form a rectangle, be careful not to make it too thin. Immediately sprinkle on half of the toasted coconut, then sprinkle on the almonds and pistachios, leaving out most of the coffee grounds. If desired, sprinkle the bark with a few tablespoons of the coffee grounds that were left on the baking sheet (I probably used about 1/4 cup). Add the remaining toasted coconut and then drizzle the remaining melted chocolate overtop of everything. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Peel off parchment, and break bark into pieces.

Notes

*The bark can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark | halfbakedharvest.com

Good luck trying to stop eating this. It is nearly impossible.

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  1. 5 stars
    Five + 10 stars wow nailed it again! I swear we have the same tastebuds!!! Unreal this is magical if you love coffee and if you don’t why the heck would you make this anyway?

  2. 5 stars
    Made 3/24/2018 LOVED IT. Will keep this recipe!
    Followed recipe using our local fresh ground coffee beans sold (Roof Brothers Paducah, KY Nutty Irishman Gourmet Coffee).
    I had a iittle bit of extra nuts from the original recipe so I dug around in my kitchen and found several stashes of dark chocolate bars hidden in the kitchen. A must do for the- – “mommy running away mentally moment”. I melted the stash. Chopped about a half cup or so of dried cherries and added to the remainder of the nut mixture and sea salt. YUMMY!!!!

    Awesome recipe. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    So I saw thais recipe in a Huffpost article and it incorporates a number of the things I love – So I decided to try it. It looked kind of nasty – but man did it taste good!! Not just good – but man-o-man good. I messed up how I made it and there was definitely a timing to this recipe I botched. How does one separated the coffee grounds from the nuts? I don’t mind eating some coffee grounds – but not sure if I gave this to friends, they would. I have leftover ingredients (not chocolate but nuts and coconut – I will make another batch – So other than that – love this recipe – a lot

    1. HI! So happy you loved this recipe!! Honestly, I just scoop the nuts up with my hands, shake the nuts in my hand, and let the ground fall through my fingers. It does not remove all of the ground, but I find it gets rid of most of them. Hoping this help! Please let me know if you have other questions. Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

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