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Keto Dark Chocolate Bark with Almonds

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OMG Yum! Dark chocolate bark, anyone?

If you’re a dark chocolate lover, you’re gonna love this! I was on Instagram minding my own business, looking at all the delicious recipes, and these chocolate bars floated across my timeline, pleasantly interrupting my scrolling.

I hit save so fast on these babies. They looked delectable, and I instantly decided that I must try it. I do love a good chocolate bar, and these looked so easy to make!

This was the perfect recipe for my Hershey’s Dark Cocoa powder I picked up recently. I just knew it was gonna be amazing, and I was so right.

I also used this cocoa powder to make the topping for my Keto Jello Cheesecake Squares.

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Guilt-free Dark Chocolate Bark

At 138 calories per piece and 1.6 grams of carbs each, this is a guilt-free snack to always have on hand. You can, of course, always change up the flavor by adding different essences and chopped ingredients.

I chose sliced almonds here but the original recipes called for chopped coconuts. Walnut or pecan pieces would probably be amazing here, too, and I can’t wait to try it with a bit of peppermint oil mixed in!

What You Need to Make Keto Dark Chocolate Bark

The only equipment you’ll need is an 8-inch baking dish and a bowl to mix all the ingredients in.


  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup keto sweetener I used Pyure
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp almond essence

How to Make Dark Chocolate Bark

This couldn’t get any easier!

  • Mix all ingredients together, reserving some almonds to top with. 
  • Pour into an 8-inch baking dish, add reserved almonds to top, and freeze for at least one hour.
  • Break apart into roughly ten pieces and keep in the freezer, taking out pieces as needed. 

Are You a Die Hard Chocolate Lover?

I love chocolate so much, I can’t even explain my love for it. I eat chocolate every day. No joke. So, because I’m doing my best to stick to a keto diet, I’ve found alternatives to normal sugar-laden chocolate.

Here are some keto chocolate recipes you might want to try too!

Why You’ll Love This Dark Chocolate Bark

This simple to whip up dark chocolate bark will hit every sweet taste bud on your tongue. It also has some pretty healthy ingredients in it too!

Dark cocoa powder is an antioxidant, that helps lower blood pressure and improves your heart health.

They weren’t lying when they said dark chocolate is good for you! You should eat it daily. Like Iva does!

How to store dark chocolate bark

I’m not sure there will be any leftovers, but if there are, you can easily store this dark chocolate bark in a glass or plastic container in the fridge or freezer for up to two weeks, but let’s get real here.

Will it even last that long? I doubt it!

Because of the coconut oil and butter, it should not be left out on the counter.

Variations for the dark chocolate bark

While this is made with almonds, you can top it with whatever nut or seed you want! Here are a few suggestions. Try to stick to keto-friendly toppings, though. Not all nuts are allowed on the keto diet.

  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds

You can also use various extracts such as almond, vanilla, peppermint, orange, lemon, etc to spice up the flavor a bit.

Use your imagination here and let it run wild!!

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Dark Chocolate Bark With Almonds

A great keto treat when you're craving chocolate but don't want the sugar or calories.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10 pieces
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Iva Ursano


  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup keto sweetener I used Pyure
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp almond essence


  • Mix all ingredients together reserving some almonds to top with. 
  • Pour into an 8 inch baking dish, add reserved almonds to top and freeze for at least one hour.
  • Break apart into roughly 10 pieces and keep in the freezer, taking out pieces as needed. 


Serving: 01 | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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