I love a homemade treat, especially when it's as simple to make as this one. Pumpkin spices are swirled into melted chocolate in this Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Bark. So, skip your next pumpkin spice latte because I've tailored this chocolate bark with the warm aromatic pumpkin spice blend you crave this time of year. The delicious blend of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg will perfume your kitchen and have you chanting "sweatah weathah." I top the chocolate bark with chopped apple chips, sweet dried currants, chopped pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt for one heavenly little bite!
Ingredients You'll Need
You can easily tailor this recipe based on what you have available in your pantry. Here's what I used for this recipe:
- Chocolate- I prefer dark chocolate for this recipe (60-70% cacao). But you can use whatever you prefer (milk chocolate included). You can keep the recipe vegan by using vegan chocolate.
- Pumpkin Spice Blend- There is something about these spices that goes so well with the chocolate and the aroma will have you dreaming of warm sweaters and cooler days ahead.
- Apple Chips- Keeping with the fall theme, I used Bare apple chips in my chocolate bark topping. So delicious!
- Nuts- Use whatever you like. I prefer pecans!
- Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds- Would it be a fall snack without them? Can think of a more delicious way get your daily dose of healthy fats!
- Flaky Sea Salt- Salt rounds out the sweetness from the chocolate and dried fruit for the perfect balance of flavors.
How To Make Chocolate Bark
I was surprised at how easy it was to put this all together! Here are the steps:
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (not sure what that is? click here).
- Once the chocolate is melted fold in the pumpkin spice.
- Pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Add your toppings.
- Allow to cool (the hardest part)!
- Break up the chocolate into pieces.
Chocolate Bark Variations + Storage Tips
The combination of dried fruits, nuts and seeds is what makes this bark so good. But there are so many choices of fruits, nuts and seeds so get a little creative! Here are some other suggestions:
- add in some crushed pretzels
- use dried cherries, cranberries or raisins
- try chopped almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts
- candied ginger or orange would be delicious
- skip the spices and make it tropical by using dried mango and shredded coconut
- make it fun for Halloween by sprinkling on some candy corn, or spooky edible eye candy or orange confetti.
Since the temperature and humidity tend to vary quite a bit this time of year, storing the bark at room temperature can be tricky. I prefer to keep the bark refrigerated in a sealed container. I think it tastes even better cold!
Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Bark
- 12 oz favorite chocolate chips I prefer bittersweet (60%)
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice blend or more if you're addicted like me (ha!)
- ¼ cup dried currants
- ¼ cup chopped apple chips
- 3 tablespoon chopped pumpkin seeds
- 3 tablespoon chopped sunflower seeds
- flaky sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate by stirring until completely dissolved. Then fold in the pumpkin spice.
- Pour the chocolate into the center of baking sheet and use a spatula to smooth out to about ⅛ inch thick. You will not fill the baking sheet.
- Wait 5 minutes, then begin to sprinkle on all the toppings.
- Allow to cool and harden (2-4 hours) before breaking up the bark into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container (recommend refrigerating).