There are those that believe that chocolate bark is the invention of chocolate makers searching for a way to use up their scrap chocolate and charge a lot of money for it. Well– yes and no.
We don’t have any scrap chocolate per se, but what we do have is chocolate bars with nuts or cocoa nibs that get broken as they journey through our vintage 1960’s wrapping machine. It’s a mechanical wonder with more moving parts than any Rube Goldberg contraption and tends to break a lot of our bars with inclusions.
We take those scrumptious broken bars, re-melt them, carefully temper the chocolate, mix in lots more nuts or cocoa nibs and then spread out the luscious concoction on large sheets to cool. When completely cooled, the thin sheets of bark are broken up into random pieces by hand, packed in 6-ounce food-grade bags and labeled for sale.
" THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Finally a sugar free chocolate that actually tastes like chocolate. I had given up on even trying to look for it. I was in Costco and saw the gentleman with the samples and decided it couldn't hurt to try another one. I was preparing my mouth for the BLAH to come, when, Amazing creamy richness exploded in my mouth. My sister bought me a whole box for Christmas. I'm so grateful, you guys got the recipe from heaven! Thanks again!" "- Charleen D.
" I sent a variety of Amber Lyn Chocolates to my newly diabetic boyfriend who's suddenly developed a sweet tooth. A basket that was to last him thru the holidays lasted 7 days, and the bark was a slight fave. Quoting him "those chocolates were absolutely delicious!!" and that's when I knew they were goners. I've already ordered a second basket with many, many more to come. Thank you Amber Lyn for gourmet healthy deliciousness!!"- Sophie from Tulsa