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:
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.
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.
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.
Here are our some delicious recipes you can use with Almond Bark: