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Chili Cashew Chocolate Bark

This is an easy chocolate bark recipe that has a little something for everyone — sweet, salty, spicy, and nutty. Perfect for a homemade gift or a treat for yourself.
Prep Time 30 minutes

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate in chips or finely chopped (I used 70% cacao!)
  • 8 ounces white chocolate in chips or finely chopped
  • ¼ cup roasted cashews finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Pinch crushed red pepper (option

What to Do

  1. Prepare a sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the dark chocolate on HIGH in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between each increment. This should take about 1 minute and 30 seconds total. If more time is needed, microwave for 10 second increments.
  3. Stir the cayenne pepper and cinnamon into the dark chocolate. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared sheet tray, and working quickly, use an offset spatula to spread into an even layer. Place the chocolate into the freezer for 5-10 minutes, or until it is completely set.
  4. While the dark chocolate is setting, melt the white chocolate using the same method. Carefully pour over the set dark chocolate, and smooth to cover.
  5. Quickly sprinkle the chopped cashews over the white chocolate layer. Gently tap them into the warm chocolate - this will help them adhere! Sprinkle with sea salt and crushed red pepper (if using).
  6. Place the bark back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Break into shards and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you aren’t a fan of white chocolate, try it without! Just melt all of the chocolate in one batch.