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Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

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Craving for something sweet and salty? Try this Healthy Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark. A fusion of flavors. I bet you would not be able to stop at one. 

Close up look of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

If you love dark minty chocolate with a hint of salt, you will definitely love this. Sweet, lemony, and minty Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark. Made using 70% dark chocolate, fresh chocolate mint herb, lemon peels, and a little salt.  

Fresh Chocolate Mint Bark as Edible Gifts

It is a perfect little sweet treat when you crave something sweet. Or if you want to give some edible gifts to your friends or family and are looking for easy options, try this Fresh mint chocolate lemon bark.

These Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark can be made in a jiffy. All it requires is like 5 minutes of your time. The rest is waiting for the chocolate to set. After an hour or so, have one delicious sweet treat or edible gift ready. Gift it for Diwali or Christmas and your friends and family will surely love it. 

Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

Using fresh mint

I love dark chocolate and when it is with mint and salt I just can’t stop. I thought of making this chocolate mint bark when I had loads of chocolate mint growing in my garden. Yes, Chocolate mint, a variety of mint. It has a distinct flavor and smell. Many say it smells like chocolate, and I would somewhat agree with it. I recently tried this Strawberry Mango Mint smoothie or this No-Bake Oats Protein Bar.

Top view of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

Typically chocolate mint recipes have the mint extract added to it. I thought of using fresh chocolate mint instead of the extract. It adds a nice taste with all the natural goodness. To complement the chocolate I added my homemade candied lemon peels. It adds a bit of sweetness and crunch to the chocolate. In the end, I drizzled some salt on top of the chocolate to balance the sweet and bitter taste of lemon and chocolate. Ultimately I had a delicious sweet which my son and I thoroughly enjoyed as a treat. 

Top view of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

I call this recipe healthy as I am using good quality dark chocolate that has high cocoa content. The high cocoa butter content in good chocolate makes it an ideal choice for use in recipes. 

Close up look of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark
Top view of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark
Close up look of Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark on a parchment paper.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark

Sweet, lemony, and minty Fresh Mint Chocolate Lemon Bark is a healthy treat made using dark chocolate and fresh mint herb.
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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Keyword: Chocolate
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup – 130 grams 70 Perc Dark Chocolate Milk or Dark can be used, And any variety
  • 15-20 – 18 grams Chocolate Mint Herb Leaves Regular mint can be used
  • 1 tablespoon – 18 grams Candied Lemon Peels Optional
  • A pinch of salt to sprinkle on top Optional

Instructions

Prep work

  • Rinse and pat dry the mint leaves.
    15-20 – 18 grams Chocolate Mint Herb Leaves
  • Roughly tear or chop the mint leaves and keep them aside.
  • Cut the candied peels into small pieces if required.
    1 tablespoon – 18 grams Candied Lemon Peels
  • Line the tray which you would set with parchment paper or just keep parchment paper ready if not using a tray.

Melting the chocolate in a microwave

  • In a heat-proof bowl add the chocolate.
    1 Cup – 130 grams 70 Perc Dark Chocolate
  • Melt the chocolate on high power initially for 1 min.
  • Remove and stir it.
  • If the chocolate has melted, continue to the next step.
  • If not repeat the above process, but in a burst of 15-30 seconds depending on the power of the microwave. Chocolate melts fast so do not melt in one go or else you might burn it.
  • Melting the chocolate over a double boiler
  • In a large bowl, add some water.
  • Let the water boil.
  • Once boiled put another bowl on top of it. (Size of the top bowl should be that it should just sit on top and not immerse in the bottom bowl. It should not touch the water)
  • Add chocolate to it, and let it melt.
  • Once it starts melting stir.
  • Once it has completely melted remove from the double boiler and continue to the next step.

Setting up of the chocolate

  • Mix the mint leaves in the chocolate, keeping a few aside.
  • Add the candied peels and mix. Keep a few candied peels aside to garnish.
  • Pour over the melted chocolate on the parchment paper.
  • Spread it uniformly.
  • Spread it as thin or as thick as desired.
  • Garnish the remaining mint leaves and candid peels on the melted chocolate.
  • Drizzle some salt on top if using.
    A pinch of salt to sprinkle on top
  • With the help of a rubber spatula, lightly tap on the top, so that the mint, lemon peels, and salt seep into the chocolate.
  • Cover with a cling film and let it set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Notes

Standard US Size cups are used
Measurements are a rough guide. One can change as required.
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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Swati verma

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Loving the refreshing flavours from fresh mint and lemon in dark chocolate bark. It is can be a wonderful dessert after meals or treat for anytime chocolate cravings.

Amy's Cooking Adventures

Monday 24th of July 2023

I never would have thought to add lemon zest & fresh mint to chocolate! It sounds amazing!

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

I have not used lemon zest but candied lemon peels.

Wendy

Sunday 23rd of July 2023

Woohooooo another mint recipe. Thanks Renu.

Colleen. - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Sunday 23rd of July 2023

What a great summer bark recipe. Love the use of fresh mint!

Mayuri Patel

Sunday 23rd of July 2023

I like making chocolate barks as they take care of my sweet tooth in a healthier way, as I add dried fruits and nuts. Adding chocolate mint wow. I will not be able to source chocolate mint but can give this recipe a try with normal fresh mint and lemon zest. Am sure that adds a lot of flavour.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Yes you can replace it with normal mint and lemon zest.