This Mango & Pistachio Honey Bark recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and salty with wholesome, good-quality ingredients. If you’re a fan of chocolate but need a healthier alternative, this is just the thing for you.
My Caramel Apple Bark recipe went totally viral on Instagram. And rightly so – because it’s delicious and perfect for the fall! I wanted to do a spring twist on that recipe to give you more ideas on how to make chocolate bark.
If you’re a fan of fruit, nuts, and all things sweet, you’re going to love this bark recipe. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for snacking on the go or serving as an easy dessert at your next dinner party. Plus, it’s easy to travel with so you can send everyone home with their own little stash to enjoy.
This Mango & Pistachio Honey Bark takes some beautiful, fresh flavors and combines them in an inventive way for a chocolate bark recipe you won’t be able to resist. Not only is it a super easy recipe, but it makes for a pretty healthy chocolate dessert as far as sweet treats go.
Chocolate bark recipes are so fun to make because you can customize them however you like. It’s a great activity to keep little ones engaged in the kitchen or even to make with friends. Everyone gets their own sheet of chocolate and you can mix and match so many different toppings!
Since you don’t have to worry about the presentation or the perfection of your bark pieces, it’s also a super quick and easy snack to make for different occasions. You could even include it in some take-home goodie bags or gifts to friends and family or school events.
Bark chocolate can be made with different types of chocolate, including dark, milk, and white chocolate. For this mango and pistachio variation, I highly recommend dark chocolate, but milk would work great as well. You could also get creative and mix chocolates in layers and then swirl them together with a toothpick for a fun, marble-like texture.
Overall, you can use a healthy chocolate brand, such as Hu’s vegan chocolate gems, or another brand of your choice. Aside from that, the rest of the ingredients are actually pretty healthy!
The main two ingredients in this spring chocolate bark recipe are pistachios and fresh chopped mangos. This is a tried and true flavor combination, especially in South Asian desserts. These two ingredients work so well together because of their contrasting flavors and textures.
Pistachios have a nutty, earthy flavor with a slightly sweet taste, while mangos are sweet with a distinctly tropical flavor. Not only does this create a well-balanced flavor but the crunch of the pistachios and the juiciness of the mangoes also offer a satisfying textural experience.
If you’re concerned about the mango’s freshness, I recommend squeezing a lemon over your chopped mango to preserve it longer. However, you could also use dried mango for a bit of a different texture in this bark recipe as well.
The other ingredients featured in this Mango & Pistachio Honey Bark recipe are pretzels and honey. Both provide an added layer to the overall flavor profile of this quick and easy dessert.
Pretzels add that saltiness to the chocolate which helps contrast all the other flavors while adding to the crunch of the overall bark. Honey is used to adding some sweetness as well as that distinct taste.
You could use whatever type of honey you like best, including hot honey! People all over the world enjoy mangoes with cayenne pepper or chili powder, so a little hot honey action could go a long way on top of this bark.
Another suggestion I received on Instagram was to sprinkle some tajin on top. Although I haven’t tried it, it definitely sounds good! I encourage you to get creative with the toppings and try whatever works best for you, accounting for diet, taste preferences, and so on.