Vegan White Chocolate Almond Bark

August 15, 2021

This dairy-free white chocolate almond bark is one of the easiest vegan dessert recipes you could ask for! A holiday classic, it is super customizable with a strong almond flavor!

Unlike other vegan white chocolate bark recipes, this recipe uses homemade dairy-free white chocolate to allow you to avoid preservatives and artificial flavorings and make almond bark of the highest quality.

The resulting white chocolate almond bark is crunchy and sweet, with just the right amount of nuttiness to balance everything out, making it a definite crowd favorite.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 240 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 260 mins

Tips

  • Dairy-free white chocolate melts easily and should be refrigerated as soon as possible, especially if you live somewhere with a warmer climate.
  • This white chocolate almond bark recipe is customizable, so don’t limit yourself to just using toasted almonds as the topping. Divide the baking sheet into sections and use all kinds of fun toppings like Oreos, peppermint, caramel, chopped nuts.
  • If you don’t want to make dairy-free vegan chocolate at home, you can make this white chocolate almond bark using store-bought dairy-free white chocolate. Just melt about 10oz in a double boiler and add the toppings as instructed.
  • If you can’t find dairy-free white chocolate in your area, make this recipe using whatever dairy-free chocolate you can find. Both semi-sweet and dark chocolate work great.
  • Feel free to make your vanilla almond bark in a different container than a baking sheet. Silicone molds can be used as is, but any other container or mold you intend to freeze your chocolate in should be lined with wax paper first.
  • Leave the mixture in the freezer for a minimum of four hours but add about 2 hours for every half inch if the mixture is thicker than an inch.
  • Keep the dairy-free white chocolate almond bark in the fridge until ready to serve. If making ahead of time, know that this vegan almond bark will stay good for up to a week in the fridge and about 3 months in the freezer.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. To make vegan white chocolate almond bark from scratch, you must first make your own dairy-free vegan white chocolate. To do this, start by simmering 1 ½ cups of water in a small pot and place a larger bowl on top of the pot in a way that it doesn’t touch the water.
  2. Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to this larger bowl and whisk them around until they start to melt.
  3. Wait until the cocoa butter and coconut oil are completely melted, and then slowly add the 1 1/3 cups of powdered sugar while whisking vigorously.
  4. Once the powdered sugar is well combined and no sugar particles are visible, remove the larger bowl from the heat and add the 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract, whisking continuously.
  5. Transfer this mixture to a mixer with a whisk attachment and whisk on high speed for five minutes to form the fatty chains needed for white chocolate.
  6. Prepare a 9×12 baking sheet by lining it with wax paper. Pour the liquid mixture into this wax-lined baking sheet as quickly as possible, and sprinkle half a cup or so of the toasted almonds on top.
  7. Using light pressure, push some of the sprinkled toasted almonds into the liquid white chocolate.
  8. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer immediately after and leave it there for a minimum of four hours or overnight to cool and harden.
  9. Once the vegan almond bark is completely hardened, remove it from the baking sheet and break it into smaller-sized pieces using the end of a wooden spoon or the flat side of a mallet.
  10. Then serve it with coffee or five o’clock tea. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Vegan Chocolate Almond Bark
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories219
% Daily Value*
Protein 0.6 g1.2%
Total Fat 20 g25.6%
Potassium 23 mg0.5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Almond Bark?

Almond bark is a confectionery made with chocolate and toasted almonds that looks like a 'bark' of chocolate with almonds set in it. The candy likely originated sometime in the 1900s and has been a popular holiday treat ever since.

Is Almond Bark Gluten Free?

Yes, absolutely. Almond bark ingredients include food-grade cocoa butter, unrefined coconut oil, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and toasted almonds, all of which are naturally gluten-free and make almond bark a suitable dessert for those with gluten intolerance or allergy.

How to Melt Almond Bark?

Vegan almond bark can be melted using the following three methods:

  • Stovetop

Almond bark can be melted on the stovetop in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, fill one-third of a skillet with water and heat it on medium heat. Place another slightly larger bowl made of stainless steel on top of the skillet and add some pieces of almond bark to it. Stir with a wooden spoon to speed up the melting process, and remove from heat once the bark is fully melted.

  • Microwave

Almond bark can also be melted in a microwave. To do this, break or cut your almond bark into small chunks and add these chunks to a microwave-safe bowl. Place the microwave-safe bowl in the microwave and heat for about 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir to smoothen. Then add it to the microwave again and heat in 30-second bursts until completely smooth, stirring in between.

  • Oven

To melt almond bark in the oven, preheat it to 120°F. Once the oven is heated, add small chunks of almond bark to an ungreased pan and transfer to the oven. Heat the bark in the oven for about 15 minutes and stir vigorously until smooth.

How to Use Almond Bark?

White almond bark can be enjoyed as is, but it can also be used to make chocolate almond bark cookies, turned into fudge, or melted and coated over treats like strawberries, Oreo cookies, and peanut butter filled Ritz crackers. You can also serve with coffee or tea.

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