If you follow this site, you know we’re big fans of coconut oil; I use it in smoothies, for most all of my high heat sautéing, as a salve for skin irritations, to soften my hair and more. I’ve written about the many benefits of coconut oil, which you can read here and here’s a quick run down of some of the benefits:

• Improve your heart health
• Boost your thyroid
• Increase your metabolism
• Promote a lean body and weight loss if needed
• Support your immune system

Coconut oil even benefits your skin when applied topically and has been found to have anti-aging, regenerative effects.

So when I ran across this recipe on our favorite Coconut Oil site, Tropical Traditions, I had to share. This is very similar to a treat we make weekly to help us get our daily dose of coconut oil in (shoot for 2 Tablespoons daily) and I can say we’re adding this one to our list! Recipes like this one are a great way to incorporate the daily dosage of coconut oil into your regular routine. Not only do you get the benfits of the coconut oil, but it’s a a tasty treat to boot!

Coconut Oil Chocolate Almond Bark

Coconut Oil Chocolate Almond Bark


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure honey, liquid stevia or agave nectar
  • 1 cup of crushed almonds


  1. In a saucepan, combine cocoa powder and virgin coconut oil.
  2. Melt on low heat, stirring continuously
  3. Add honey and stir for 1-2 minutes until combined
  4. Remove from heat. Let cool for 1-2 minutes
  5. Add in almonds
  6. Line an 8x8 glass dish with parchment paper.
  7. Pour chocolate mixture into the dish
  8. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes (or until hard)
  9. Store in the fridge, otherwise chocolate bark will melt
  10. Remove from the freezer, break into squares and enjoy!