Dark Chocolate Bark with Cherries and Pistachios Recipe

By Beth Lipton
Reviewed by Ahna Crum, R.D.N.
March 14, 2023

This dark chocolate bark is a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving without the added sugar of a candy bar or other sweet treat.

And dark chocolate is a gift: It’s rich and indulgent, and it’s loaded with antioxidants that may help fight inflammation. Making your own bark is a fantastic way to enjoy it, since it’s simple to throw together and easy to adjust the toppings to your liking.

The nuts and seeds that stud this chocolate bark also offer healthy anti-inflammatory fats. Feel free to swap the nuts, seeds, or fruit we’ve used here to suit your taste (or dietary needs) and to use what you have on hand. To add more protein (and crunch!), sprinkle on ¼ to ⅓ cup puffed quinoa—you can find this ingredient from brands like Kapok Naturals or Z Natural Foods—along with or in place of the seeds or nuts.