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Christmas Chocolate Cranberry Bark

I have seen so many chocolate bark pictures on my social media and so I couldn’t resist making some. I’m all about homemade gifts as presents, especially edible ones. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my homemade damson gin that I’m giving my loved ones this year, and some fruity chocolate bark seemed like the perfect accompaniment.

Dark chocolate bark

It literally takes 10 minutes to make, then it just needs to be left to cool. To make it Christmassy, I used golden raisins, cranberries, hazelnuts and orange zest. It is such an easy and tasty gift to give this Christmas, or any occasion, especially if you’ve left it last minute! I bought this bag of jumbo crimson and golden raisins with cranberries, from Sainsburys, and it gave it these beautiful festive colours! I wrapped a few pieces up in cellophane and tied with string. If you’re a chocolate fiend like me, you’d be happy with a few bags of this under the tree!

Dark chocolate bark

Christmas Chocolate Cranberry Bark

Yield: 10-15 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Festive dark chocolate bark with cranberries, hazlenuts and orange zest. The perfect edible gift to give this Christmas. Ready in 25 minutes.


  • 200g good quality dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup raisins and dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup hazlenuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 orange


Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Then pour out onto a lined baking sheet. Smooth it out so it is a few mm thick.

Sprinkle on the raisins, cranberries, chopped hazlenuts and grated orange zest.

Leave to set somewhere cool and then cut with a sharp knife dipped in hot water. I chopped mine into about 10 large pieces.


I used Green & Blacks 70% dark chocolate.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Wednesday 27th of December 2017

YUM! These chocolate barks look incredible! I love the pictures too ♥

Thursday 28th of December 2017

Thank you so much Natalie! Just checked out your site and I want to eat everything! Xo

Melissa Griffiths

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

I love the festive colors and seasonal toppings on this bark. And I agree - it's such an easy but fun gift! Merry Christmas!


Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Hi Melissa, thanks so much for visiting! I love how the golden raisins add that pop of yellow! Happy Christmas to you too! xo


Sunday 24th of December 2017

I can't get over how pretty it looks. I'm a chocolate fiend as well hahaha. I loveee the touch you added with the golden raisins and dried cranberries. Perfect combo. Save me a piece!!!! :)


Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Aww Jen thanks for stopping by, means a lot! I wish you just lived round the corner so we could share goodies! xo

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