Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

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Happy Christmas Eve! I know everyone is busy finishing their shopping, wrapping presents, and anxiously waiting for Santa, but take a time out because I have one more treat to share-chocolate hazelnut bark. I recently made this bark for my guest post on Make and Takes. I make peppermint bark every year, but this year I also made a big batch of chocolate hazelnut bark.

If you like chocolate and hazelnuts together, you are in for a real treat. This chocolate bark has a special ingredient-Nutella! The bark also gets a generous sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts-which add a nice flavor and crunch. Chocolate hazelnut bark makes a great gift and is also fun to munch on during the holidays. And the best part? It is super easy to make, so you still have time to whip up a batch.

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you all have a safe and joyous holiday!


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Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

A perfect treat or gift for the holidays!
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  • 2 pounds chocolate I like to use dark chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon hazlenut extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup finely chopped hazlenuts


  • 1. Line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 2. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring constantly.
  • 3. Stir hazelnut extract and Nutella into the melted chocolate. Remove from heat, and pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread evenly. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
  • 4. Chill until firm, 25 to 30 minutes. Break into pieces, and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Note-you can also melt the chocolate in the microwave.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Where do you buy your hazelnuts?? I live in Las Vegas and I usually go to Trader Joe’s but they haven’t had them for months! Something about them being stuck in customs in LA since they are shipped in from Taiwan or something? So I haven’t had any hazelnuts this year 🙁

    The bark sounds delicious and once I get a hold of hazelnuts I can’t wait to make my own batch!

  2. These look awesome! The perfect blend of chocolate & hazelnuts! How is Christmas eve going over there??

  3. Nutelly is really a good ingredient for Christmas treats. I just made great spice-cookies with a Nutella-mix in the middle 🙂

  4. If only I wasn’t allergic to hazelnuts, I would so make this. Not only does it look insanely delicious but the chocolate hazelnut bark is gorgeous!
    I hope you have a Merry Christmas with your family Maria! 🙂

  5. Found you on Food Gawker. Love the look and sound of this, but I’ve never seen hazelnut extract (but I’m sure I could find it). Do you think you could use Fra Angelico instead?

    1. I bought hazelnut extract at Whole Foods, but Fra Angelico would work well too! Or you can even leave it out, I am sure it will still be tasty:)

  6. Looks really wonderful maria. I have to say though, I’m a bit relieved that Christmas is over. I’ll be glad to get back to regular baking and cooking! 😀