pecan rosemary chocolate bark cut into squares and arranged on marble table with rosemary sprigs in background

Pecan Rosemary Chocolate Bark

Chocolate rosemary pecan bark is full of big flavors from buttery pecans and aromatic rosemary. It’s the perfect holiday gift!

I started adding rosemary to my sweets several years ago, and continue to be amazed at how well it works in desserts. It’s one of my favorite herbs, especially this time of year. The deep aromatics of rosemary are woody and piney, which is why it works so well in winter-weather foods. The rich buttery notes of pecans are a lovely complement to rosemary in this dark chocolate bark, and the flaky sea salt accentuates all of the flavors.

If you are a fan of rosemary, I guarantee you will love this scrumptious chocolate bark. And it makes a beautiful holiday gift!

pecan rosemary chocolate bark stacked with more in background

What Are the Needed Ingredients?

  • Dark chocolate (60% or higher) – I love the earthy, bitter notes of dark chocolate, but this bark would also work with milk chocolate if that is your preference.
  • Pecans – I love pecans around the holidays – they are rich and buttery, and they pair really well with chocolate.
  • Fresh rosemary – Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs, especially around the holidays. You can easily adjust the amount of rosemary you use in your bark depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.
  • Flaky sea salt – I add just a pinch to my chocolate bark. It really elevates the flavors of the pecans and rosemary.
dark chocolate cut into pieces on a wooden cutting board with knife
chopped pecans and rosemary on a wooden cutting board with knife
chocolate topped with pecans and rosemary on a baking sheet
chocolate pecan rosemary bark arranged on a white table with rosemary springs and chopped pecans around

 Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Gently melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave method (see Recipe Notes section above). Remove from heat. Pour chocolate onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Evenly sprinkle the pecans, rosemary and sea salt over the chocolate edge to edge.
  4. Using the back of a spoon, gently push the pecans, rosemary, and salt down to make sure they are adhered to the chocolate.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until firm.
chocolate pecan rosemary bark cut into squares and arranged on a white plate with chopped pecans and rosemary next to plate
chocolate pecan bark stacked

Recipe Notes and Helpful Tips

One of the easiest ways to temper chocolate is by using the microwave. Add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and melt for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly. Return chocolate to microwave and melt for another minute. Remove and stir. Continue this process until chocolate is completely melted.

This recipe calls for chopped chocolate, but you can also use chocolate chips if it makes life easier!

Store bark in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Bark can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

chocolate pecan rosemary bark cut into squares and arranged on parchment

Fun Flavor Variations

Pistachio Cherry Bark: 1 cup of pistachios and 1/2 cup of dried tart cherries

Peanut Smoked Salt Bark: 1 cup of roasted peanuts and 1 teaspoon of smoked salt

Coconut Almond Bark:  1 cup of roughly chopped almonds and 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

Makes An Excellent Homemade Holiday Gift!

I love homemade holiday gifts, especially when they are edible. It really feels like some thought went into it. This rosemary pecan chocolate bark makes a great holiday gift that your friends and family will love! Stack several pieces of bark in a medium-sized cellophane bag and add a beautiful ribbon.

chocolate pecan rosemary bark arranged on a marble table with hand holding up one piece and cup of chopped pecans in background

Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Or tag me on Instagram @maryannehoekstra to let me know how it turned out! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

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pecan rosemary chocolate bark cut into squares and arranged on marble table with rosemary sprigs in background

Pecan Rosemary Chocolate Bark

A delicious dark chocolate bark with toasted buttery pecans and aromatic rosemary. It's the perfect holiday gift!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 large pieces of bark

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces dark chocolate (60% or higher), chopped
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • flaky sea salt (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Gently melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave method (see Recipe Notes section above). Remove from heat. Pour chocolate onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Evenly sprinkle the pecans, rosemary and sea salt over the chocolate edge to edge.
  • Using the back of a spoon, gently push the pecans, rosemary, and salt down to make sure they are adhered to the chocolate.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until firm.
Keyword bark, chocolate, gift, holidays, pecans, rosemary

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