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Cranberry Almond Elderberry Bark

Updated: Feb 16




If you know me, you know that I am a chocolate fanatic. It is the sweet treat of my choice by far! Every single holiday, my friends and family know to get me good chocolate and that my heart will be full!🤣


I'm also passionate about making things homemade! If you make it at home, it's healthier, right?! In our house, we always try to make a healthier option of things that we buy at the store. My kids and I have had so much fun over the past year exploring different recipes, especially chocolate bark! Making bark is so easy! You can use whatever chocolate you have on hand, add dried fruit, nuts, chocolate drizzle, etc. I usually opt for organic chocolate (in the baking aisle), or Belgium blocks at my local grocery store. They tend to have much less junk than some of the big brands of morsels / mini chocolate chips.


This Cranberry Almond Elderberry Bark is delicious, so beautiful, and the perfect homemade gift to say “I love you” to any special person in your life. Grab these ingredients at your local grocery store and whip up a batch with your family tonight!




Cranberry Almond Elderberry Bark


  • 1 bag or 12 oz of white chocolate (I like Trader Joe’s, a belgium block from my grocery store - shaved, or Enjoy Life)

  • 1 oz J's Homemade Elderberry Syrup

  • ½-1 cup crushed almonds

  • ½-1 cup crushed cranberries


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Using a double boiler on medium/low add elderberry syrup to the pot, once slightly warmed, add white chocolate. Mix often and keep a close eye, you don’t want it to over cook and become hard.

  3. Once chocolate is completely melted and combined with elderberry, remove from heat and pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread to about ¼ in thick using a rubber spatula.

  4. Sprinkle crushed nuts and cranberries evenly over the melted chocolate. You can lightly press into the chocolate if you prefer.

  5. Transfer to the fridge for 2 hours or until completely solid.

  6. Once solid, use your hands to break the bark into about 12 pieces.

  7. Enjoy!

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