Oh, yum! This is such an easy and oh, so delicious bark recipe! And make a double batch because it will go quick! The ingredients are good for you and filling. And the almonds and dried cherries work wonderfully with the dark chocolate. Let’s make a quick and delicious batch of Dark Chocolate Almond Cherry Bark!



A delicious bark with the paring of almonds and dried cherries.
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  • 3/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 12 oz. good dark chocolate 60-70% cocoa, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries coarsely chopped


  • In a large saucepan over low heat toast the almonds. Stir them frequently and watch the because they burn quickly. Remove the almonds from the pan onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • Make a double boiler by adding water to a large saucepan. Bring the water to boil. Reduce the heat to medium low. Place a large heatproof bowl with 10 oz of the chopped chocolate in it over the larger saucepan. Make sure the water does not touch the bowl.
  • Keep stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Take the bowl off the heat and add the last 2 oz of chocolate to the bowl and stir until melted.
  • Add the vanilla, toasted almond slices and coarsely chopped cherries to the chocolate and stir to mix.
  • Pour the chocolate onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Refrigerate for one hour until firm and then break apart.


This is a formula recipe. You can add other combinations to the chocolate or a delicious sweet treat.
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable

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  1. Carolbintx says:

    Take Yvonne’s advice on GOOD dark chocolate. I used chocolate chips. Although the taste is great, it was difficult to spread. My guess is it is missing some fat!

  2. I would like to know what size pan is used for this recipe. I am going to make this but don’t know what size pan to prep.

    1. Do you mean the pan for the double boiler? The idea is to create a steam bath to melt the chocolate. So find a bowl that will be heatproof and big enough for the chocolate (I use a glass bowl) and then find a pot that the bottom of the bow will fit into. Fill the pot with water but don’t let the water touch the bowl. I hope this helps you.