Healthy Nut Bark

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Healthy Nut Bark mixes your favorite nuts and seeds with a salted honey coating. Bake, cool, and drizzle with melted chocolate. Let it harden, break into pieces, and enjoy your new favorite snack!

Healthy Nut Bark on a tray ready to be enjoyed.

This Nut Bark Is My Latest Snack Obsession!

I’m a huge fan of granola bars, especially Nature Valley’s sweet & salty nut bars. I love the nut mix, chewy texture, and chocolate coating.

Usually, I make my own granola bars, but feeling a bit lazy, I decided to make a nut bark instead.

This bark is a simpler version of granola bars, capturing all the flavors and textures of the Nature Valley bars. To say I’m obsessed is an understatement! I can’t get enough of this recipe!

All the ingredients in this recipe like nuts, coconut oil, pepitas, honey, and chocolate chips prepped out for easy assembly.

Ingredients

  • Nuts: Use a mix of your favorite whole (not chopped) nuts. I love cashews, almonds, and pistachios best!
  • Pumpkin seeds: Adds crunch and nutrients. Make sure they’re fresh for the best flavor.
  • Honey: This is the sweetener makes the nuts stick together.
  • Sea salt: Makes the flavors pop. Add more if not using extra salt on top.
  • Chocolate chips: Choose dark for those good-for-you fats otherwise semi-sweet or milk is great. Use good-quality chocolate chips for smooth melting.
  • Coconut oil: Helps the chocolate melt and harden.
  • Sea salt flakes (optional): Adds extra flavor and a fancy finishing!

Choose unsalted and raw nuts for this Nut Bark recipe. Roasted or dry-roasted nuts can burn in the oven before the honey sets, and salted nuts might make the bark too salty.

All the ingredients in being added to a bowl and mixed together then spread on a sheet pan to be baked.

How To Make Healthy Nut Bark:

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet.
  2. Mix: Combine nuts, pumpkin seeds, honey, and salt. Spread on the sheet.
  3. Roast: Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool for 1 hour.
  4. Drizzle: Melt chocolate with coconut oil. Drizzle over nuts and optionally add sea salt.
  5. Set: Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Break into pieces and store.

The chocolate chips being melted with coconut oil.

Recipe Tips

  • Keep Nuts Close: Place nuts close together on the baking sheet so they stick and form a bark.
  • Watch the Oven: Check the nuts every 10 minutes to prevent burning. Toss them and then spread them back into an even, close-together layer for consistent baking.
  • Use Parchment Paper: Line the baking sheet with parchment paper to keep the bark from sticking and make cleanup easy.
  • Cool Completely: Allow the nut bark to cool completely before adding the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate to Set: Put the bark in the fridge after adding chocolate. This helps it harden nicely and makes it easy to break into pieces.

The healthy nut bark broken up in little pieces for a quick and delicious snack.

Storing Healthy Nut Bark

  • Store Properly: Keep leftover bark pieces in an airtight bag and place them in the fridge. This keeps them fresh and crunchy.
  • Enjoy Anytime: You can eat the bark straight from the fridge. It tastes great cold and is a perfect quick snack!

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Nut Bark

5 from 1 vote
Nut Bark mixes your favorite nuts and seeds with a salted honey coating. Bake, cool, and drizzle with melted chocolate. Let it harden, break into pieces, and enjoy your new favorite snack!
Healthy Nut Bark on a tray ready to be enjoyed.
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Nut Bark

Healthy Nut Bark on a tray ready to be enjoyed.
5 from 1 vote
Nut Bark mixes your favorite nuts and seeds with a salted honey coating. Bake, cool, and drizzle with melted chocolate. Let it harden, break into pieces, and enjoy your new favorite snack!
Course Dessert, Snack, treat
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword Healthy Nut Bark
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 212kcal
Cost $10.12

Equipment

  • Sheet pan & parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw & unsalted nuts (I love 1 cup cashews & 1 cup almonds)
  • 1/2 tablespoons raw & unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Drizzle

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 300°F and place the oven rack in the middle position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Don't skip!
  • NUTS & HONEY: In a large mixing bowl, combine the nuts, pumpkin seeds, honey, and sea salt. Mix thoroughly to ensure the nuts and seeds are well coated with honey.
  • BAKE: On prepared baking sheet, spread the mixture in a single layer, keeping the nuts close together so they'll bake and form a bark. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and pressing the nuts back into an even, close-together layer until they are nicely golden brown.
  • LET HARDEN: Remove the nuts from the oven and allow them to cool at room temperature until firm, about 1 hour.
  • CHOCOLATE: For the chocolate drizzle, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the mixture in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Use a spoon to generously drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled nut mixture until all the chocolate is used. If desired, sprinkle with sea salt flakes before chocolate hardens.
  • STORAGE: Place the sheet in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden completely. Once firm, break the bark into pieces. Store the nut bark in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Recipe Notes

If you choose not to top the bark with sea salt flakes, consider adding a bit more salt to the nut mixture to avoid blandness.
Choose unsalted and raw nuts for this recipe. Roasted or dry-roasted nuts can burn in the oven before the honey sets, and salted nuts might make the bark too salty.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 17.6g | Sodium: 24.4mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 11.6g

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this! Made a batch today and I was so happy with how it came out. I used sugar free chocolate chips and this will be my new fav snack treat! 🙂

  2. Can the chocolate be optional or can I use dark chocolate instead? I have GERD and milk chocolate is a trigger.

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