Hazelnut & Orange Dark Chocolate Bark


This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission.

The pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts conjures up creamy, sweet Nutella for most palates. This recipe is about to rearrange your tastebuds. Found in prehistoric China, the hazelnut has shared a long, sacred history in Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland. It entered the confectionary scene in Italy in the 1800s and has been a staple ever since. For our modern twist, we matched it against rich, dark chocolate and tangy orange zest with a sprinkling of sea salt for a delightful endnote.

Hazelnut & Orange Dark Chocolate Bark

Hazelnut & Orange Dark Chocolate Bark

Hazelnut matched against rich, dark chocolate and tangy orange zest with a sprinkling of sea salt for a delightful endnote.  

Prep Time 15 minutes
Waiting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 166 kcal per serving


  • 9 ounces dark chocolate 85%
  • 1 cup hazelnuts skins removed & chopped **
  • ¼ cup orange zest finely sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment, refrigerate.

  2. Break apart chocolate into small pieces.

  3. Set a double boiler over medium heat. *

  4. Add chocolate pieces and stir occasionally until melted.

  5. Remove from heat and add ½ cup hazelnuts & ⅛ cup orange zest, stirring until combined.

  6. Pour chocolate mixture onto prepared sheet.

  7. Sprinkle remaining hazelnuts, orange zest & sea salt over surface.

  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until set.

  9. Break into quarter-sized pieces.

  10. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Naturally low-carb & gluten-free

Net carbs: 3g

* If you do not have a double boiler, simmer a few inches of water in a medium saucepan, fit a glass bowl inside, ensuring water does not enter the container.

** To remove bitter skins, heat oven to 400 degrees. Lay hazelnuts in a single-layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until skins have darkened, mindful not to burn nuts. Place roasted nuts in a clean kitchen towel & rub until skins flake off. Repeat roast and rub process until all skins are removed.

Nutrition Facts

Hazelnut & Orange Dark Chocolate Bark

Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)

Calories 166 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Sodium 41mg2%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 3g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Hazelnut & Orange Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe

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