White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt

White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt is one of my personal favorite recipes on the blog.  This easy dessert features deeply toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate and the combination is unbelievable, you have to try it for yourself!

White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt is one of my personal favorite recipes on the blog. This easy dessert features deeply toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate and the combination is unbelievable, you have to try it for yourself! #bark #whitechocolate #candy #holidaycandy #foodgift #almonds #whitechocolatebark #holidaybark #almondbark #dessert #bestbarkrecipe #easybark #nutbark

Chocolate bark recipes are some of the easiest out there, and every year I’m freshly amazed that so little effort produces such a delicious result.  You can’t really go wrong with this simple project, as long as you use good quality ingredients.  Barks are quicker to make, keep longer, and ship better than cookies.  I think they are a holiday no-brainer.   This one involves dark roasted almonds encased in creamy white chocolate and then dusted with sea salt. What sets this bark apart is the extra deep roasted almonds.  They will be quite brown and when you bite into them they are extra crisp and super flavorful.  I first discovered these almonds at a cozy Italian restaurant my husband and I used to go to when we were looking for a little romance… it was so many years ago I can’t even remember the name.  They set out little bowls of these nuts on the table the minute you arrived.  They were just plain almonds, no salt or oil added, but they were roasted to a dark rich brown, and they were addictive.

When you embed these almonds in good quality white chocolate and shower it with a little sea salt,  you won’t know what to do with yourself. Do what I did and give some of it away, it makes a distinctive gift for the holidays.

White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole raw almonds, skin on
  • 2 10 oz bags of white chocolate chips or 20 oz of any good white chocolate, chopped in pieces
  • 1 Tbsp butter or coconut oil
  • sea salt, ground fairly fine

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Put the nuts on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Give the pan a shake from time to time, and watch carefully for the last 5 minutes. You want the almonds to get dark roasted, but not burnt. Set the pan aside and let the nuts cool on the pan.
  3. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat, parchment paper, or non stick foil.
  4. Put the white chocolate and the butter or oil in a glass microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power for a minute. Keep heating, checking, and stirring until the chocolate is melted. If you are using chips they won't look melted until you stir them.
  5. When the chocolate is melted and smooth, add in the almonds and quickly spread out the mixture on the lined baking sheet.
  6. Dust the warm chocolate with sea salt, being careful to get it evenly distributed across the bark.
  7. Set the pan in the refrigerator to cool until fully set, at least an hour.
  8. Break apart the bark into whatever size pieces you choose.
  9. Try not to eat it all before you can give some of it away.

Notes

If you have trouble melting chocolate in the microwave, you can always do it in a double boiler. Set a bowl or pan over another pan of gently simmering water and slowly melt the chocolate while stirring.

https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/white-toasted-almond-bark-with-sea-salt/

notes:

      • If you like white chocolate, check out my other white chocolate recipes!
      • Feel free to make this with milk or dark chocolate too.

 

  • Don’t forget to pin this Toasted Almond Bark!

    White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt is one of my personal favorite recipes on the blog. This easy dessert features deeply toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate and the combination is unbelievable, you have to try it for yourself! #bark #whitechocolate #candy #holidaycandy #foodgift #almonds #whitechocolatebark #holidaybark #almondbark #dessert #bestbarkrecipe #easybark #nutbark

     

     

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    Tamala Van Dierendonck
    December 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This is so delicious!

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      Sue
      December 20, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Tamala!

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    Elisabeth Taylor
    December 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    oh my gosh, this sounds so easy and delectable! I’m doing this for our neighbor gifts for Christmas. Would throwing on crushed peppermint be too much?? How much does this generally make – a medium sized cookie pan?

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      Sue
      December 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      It makes a little less than a cookie sheet, Elisabeth, but you can double the recipe. To be honest, I don’t think peppermint would be good in this bark, but that’s just my opinion. You can definitely try it if it sounds good to you!

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    James A.
    December 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Just made a batch…awesome! I used vanilla bean infused sea salt, great finish! The ‘Old Guy’ can cook….

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      Sue
      December 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      I’m so glad you liked this James because it is truly one of my favorite things on the blog! happy Holidays :)

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    NRS
    January 20, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Love, love, love this! Such a great combo with the dark almonds, white chocolate and sea salt! Thanks!

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    Lau
    December 11, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This recipe looks awesome! I’m just wondering for how long these are good for once they are ready? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

      You can keep this in the refrigerator indefinitely, Lau. At least a month.

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    Melanie
    October 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Toasted almonds, white chocolate…my kinda holiday gift recipe! Pretty, elegant, and absolutely scrumptious. And your presentation is excellent. Now I know what I’m going to do with that big Costco bag of almonds in the freezer.

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      Sue
      October 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      This is an older post, Melanie, but I have to tell you it’s one of my all time favorites!!

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    Carolyn
    June 11, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Great recipe and great bark!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 11, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Thanks, it’s one of my favorites, Carolyn.

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    Shannon
    November 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Those candy cane gift tags are gorgeous! Will you share the source?

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      Sue
      November 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Sorry Shannon, this was an old post, and I don’t remember where I got them!

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    Paula
    December 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    2nd round for white chocolate almond barks around here! My brother in low loved them, Mr Paula is afraid of them (he can’t stop once he’s started) and I know how to make them happy. This really is a great, festive gift!

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    grace
    December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    i love barks with bite (insert rimshot here!), and this one is awesome. the tastiness of the sweet and salty combination is never lost on me.

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    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
    December 7, 2011 at 1:45 am

    With these, even your enemies would love you! can i have one please please please!

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    Magnolia Verandah
    December 6, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Ohh how good is this!! This is definite on my Christmas List. I have just been into Haighs in Melbourne and you would certainly give them a run for their money!

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    Barbara
    December 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Sue, those photos are spectacular!! I’ve never been overly fond of white chocolate, but this looks wonderful. What a super hostess gift.

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