With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocolate bark recipe. We stir in melted caramel then top this chocolate bark with more melted caramel and flaky sea salt--it makes a perfect gift.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2013


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. (Take care to avoid wrinkles.)

  • Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl; microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. (Alternatively, place in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.)

  • Combine 6 caramel squares and 1/2 teaspoon water in a small bowl; microwave on High just until melted, 30 to 60 seconds. Immediately stir the melted caramel thoroughly into the melted chocolate. Scrape the mixture onto the foil and spread it into a 9-inch square.

  • Combine the remaining 6 caramel squares with 1/2 teaspoon water in the small bowl and microwave on High until melted, 30 to 60 seconds. Immediately drizzle the caramel over the chocolate and sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

  • Transfer the bark and foil to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate airtight for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 8g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 5.9g; fat 3g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 0.2mg; vitamin a iu 1.2IU; folate 0.1mcg; calcium 3.8mg; magnesium 0.5mg; potassium 5.9mg; sodium 20.1mg; added sugar 4g.

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Rating: 1 stars
The caramel never hardened. What a sticky mess! The caramel melted with a half teaspoon of water drizzled on the chocolate bark as directed never hardened. The bark is as I may have mentioned a sticky mess. Pros: I get to eat the sticky mess. Cons: It's a sticky mess Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great easy snack that satisfies desire for something sweet and salty This is very easy. To set better I recommend putting in the freezer for 30 minutes to set not the refrigerator. Also be sure not to over cook the caramel and then add extremely hot caramel to the chocolate. You will burn the chocolate and it will not taste as good. So just cook it until it is just melted. All in all very tasty and very easy. Pros: Easy to make tastes good nice hostess gift Cons: need to make sure not to burn the chocolate Read More