Tough Nut: Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bark Recipe

10 months ago

dark chocolate macademia bark

Named after a Scottish-Australian who promoted the cultivation of nuts in the Land Down Under, macadamia is one healthy nut. Has a high level of monounsaturated fatty acid (aka “good” fat), this Australian-native provides benefits that are good for your body. Transform good quality chocolate into a customizable chocolate bar with a healthy bark.  


Dark Chocolate Macadamia Bark
Makes 3-4 servings


453g Dark chocolate, 60% cacao, about 2 ½ cups*

2 cups Salted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped


*NOTE: You may use chocolate chips, or bars, then chop them into small pieces.


  1. Start by tempering the chocolate. Separate ⅔ of the chocolate and place in a dry, clean, heat-resistant bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Make sure that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Stir chocolate occasionally, until it is melted. Remove the bowl and dry the bottom. Add remaining chocolate and continuously stir until it is completely melted.
  3. Add 1 ½ cups chopped nuts and mix until everything is well incorporated. Immediately pour into prepared parchment paper and spread nice and thin. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top.
  4. Leave to set at room temperature or refrigerate for 15 minutes. Peel off parchment paper and break bark into pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Recipe by Chef David Pardo de Ayala
Photographed by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100


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