If there’s one trend I can get behind, it’s the Viral Strawberry Bark. As soon as I saw this trend pop up, I had to make. I mean, how cute are these?!

It’s the most fun twist on chocolate covered strawberries. And we already know how I feel about any sweet treat that involves a chocolate-peanut butter combo. Making this was truly a no-brainer.

A TRIPLE THREAT TREAT

This Viral Strawberry Bark is a triple threat kinda treat: so easy, so delish, and so pretty. And like my 5-Ingredient Date Snickers, there’s minimal ingredients involved. So ideal!

I wanted to put my own little spin on it so I went with these flower-shapes. And they’re honestly just so adorable. Almost too cute to eat … key word being almost, lol.

I’m really so excited with how these turned out. They’re perfectly sweet, salty, tart, and crunchy. You have to make them! I’m obsessed and already need to make more.

THE MOST PERFECT LITTLE FRUITY DESSERT

The best part about this is because it’s made with fruit and chocolate, I’d argue it can also be enjoyed as a snack, not just a dessert. Who’s with me?

Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, which are naturally detoxifying and a great way to support your digestive system. And of course, vitamin C can be helpful in boosting your immune system, but did you know it’s great for your skin and can also boost collagen production? Might have to categorize this one as a superfood sweet treat!

But the melty dark chocolate and the peanut butter poured over top has me drooling.

Peanut butter provides the best nut-buttery flavor and is a good source of healthy fats and protein. PB also contains a small amount of fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc. I prefer to use a creamy, natural peanut butter made with just peanuts and salts – the less ingredients the better!

To add a healthy crunch, I topped my bark with iron and magnesium-rich cacao nibs, crushed peanuts, plus some flakey sea salt. The most perfect little fruity dessert. What’s not to love?

Make this Viral Strawberry Bark and let me know in the comment section below if you love it as much as I do!

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate chips (I used dairy-free Hu Kitchen)
  • Coconut oil
  • Peanut butter
  • Cacao nibs
  • Crushed peanuts, optional
  • Flakey sea salt

HOW TO MAKE VIRAL STRAWBERRY BARK

Slice strawberries thinly, then arrange them in flower-shapes over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (or any flat serving dish), using about 5 slices for each, with the tips facing the center.

Add melted chocolate (I heated dairy-free dark chocolate chips with a small spoonful of coconut oil) over top each piece of bark, freeze for 3-5 minutes, then add creamy peanut butter.

Stir over the chocolate, add cacao nibs and/or crushed nuts, then freeze until peanut butter has hardened, about 20-30 minutes.

Remove from freezer and add flakey sea salt. Enjoy right away or transfer to the fridge / keep out at room temp, so the strawberries can soften.

Store any leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.

RECIPE SUBSTITUTIONS & QUESTIONS

This Viral Strawberry Bark recipe is so easy to customize. Feel free to get creative with it and use all of your favorites.

For example, use banana, pineapple, or any fruit really, instead of the strawberries. Cashew or almond butter would also work instead of peanut butter, as well as any crushed nut for topping. Omit the cacao nibs if preferred, and melt any chocolate bar, or chocolate chips (can be milk, dark or white chocolate, even) with the coconut oil.

SHOULD I BUY ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES?

It’s typically recommended to buy organic strawberries as they usually appear on the “Dirty Dozen” list, which means anything on that list is sprayed with pesticides, which you’ll want to avoid, ideally. However, whether organic or not, I’d always suggest thoroughly rinsing all of your fruit and veggies before eating.

HOW HEALTHY IS PEANUT BUTTER FOR YOU?

Peanut butter is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help to support a healthy heart. It also contains some protein and a small amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc. So it can definitely fit into a balanced diet, but at the same time, it’s best to be mindful so you don’t overdo it.

You can either make it at home or go the store-bought route. My tip for store-bought peanut, almond, and/or cashew butter? Choose one with minimal ingredients – ideally organic, and made with just nuts and salt. Avoiding added sugars and inflammatory oils is key!

SHOP THIS RECIPE:

IF YOU LOVE THIS VIRAL STRAWBERRY BARK, TRY SOME OF MY OTHER FAVORITE SWEET TREATS:

Healthy Twix Bars  

Raw Mars Bars

Peanut Butter Blossoms  

Salted Caramel Apple Bark

20-Minute Paleo Pear Crisps

Click here to watch the reel I made of this recipe 🙂

Viral Strawberry Bark

By Rachael DeVaux
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 pieces of bark
This Viral Strawberry Bark is the most perfect little fruity dessert. So easy, so delish and so pretty, it's a triple threat kind of treat you'll love!

Ingredients 

  • 6-8 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Cacao nibs, to sprinkle on top
  • Crushed peanuts, to sprinkle on top, optional
  • Flakey sea salt

Instructions 

  • Slice strawberries thinly, then arrange them in flower-shapes over a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (or any flat serving dish), using about 5 slices for each, with the tips facing the center.
  • Add melted chocolate (I heated dairy-free dark chocolate chips with a small spoonful of coconut oil) over top each piece of bark, freeze for 3-5 minutes, then add creamy peanut butter.
  • Stir over the chocolate, add cacao nibs and/or crushed nuts, then freeze until peanut butter has hardened, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and add flakey sea salt. Enjoy right away or transfer to the fridge / keep out at room temp, so the strawberries can soften.
  • Store any leftovers (if there are any!) in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.

Welcome! I’m Rachael.

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