This 5-ingredient Brownie Batter Bark is such a delicious dessert snack to eat. It is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for the brownie lovers!brownie batter bark

This Brownie Batter Bark is inspired by my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark I shared last week. It is insanely addicting, so tasty and it is easy to make! It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and if you love brownie batter, this recipe is for you!

I am the person who stands over the bowl of brownie batter with a spatula licking the sides clean. I love brownie batter as much as I love cookie dough. And this brownie bark is just too good not to try. You only need 5 ingredients to make it and I love how it is also much lower in sugar and made with healthier ingredients than the usual brownie recipe.

This is also a great no-bake dessert option. You don’t need to turn the oven on to make it and it takes a total of 10 minutes of actual effort. The only hard part of making this dish is waiting for it to chill in the freezer.

I love to keep my freezer stocked up with yummy snacks for when I want something sweet. This bark is one of those recipes I grab when the afternoon sweet tooth hits. And my husband and 5 year old are also so obsessed with these. So we have been making these barks on repeat.

This bark is gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, dairy-free and still SO delicious. I cannot wait to hear what you think of it. Let me know if you try it too and don’t forget to rate and review the recipe in comments below.

What ingredients you need to make cookie dough bark:

  • Almond flour – I haven’t used another flour here. You can likely have success with gluten-free oat flour or gluten-free flour but you’d need to use a bit less. Start with 1 cup and see consistency
  • Cacao powder – this is what gives the bark the chocolatey-brownie flavor
  • Melted coconut oil – you can also use another neutral oil like avocado oil if you wanted
  • Maple syrup – you can also use honey if you prefer. Or if you like the monk fruit type sweeteners, that can work as well (not sure amounts on that)
  • Vanilla extract – I like to add for flavor 
  • Chocolate chips – I use dark chocolate here but you can use you preferred chocolate!

How to make chocolate chip cookie dough bark:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, cacao powder, oil, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth
  2. Fold in chocolate chips
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add cookie dough on top to spread across and form to make the bark (I use clean hands for this)
  4. Add the bark to freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes
  5. While bark chills, melt the remaining chocolate chips in microwave
  6. Pour melted chocolate across the bark then set back in freezer for at least an hour
  7. Remove from freezer, cut into pieces and enjoy!

FAQs and tips on making cookie dough bark:

  • Can I make this recipe nut-free? You can try subbing gluten-free flour or oat flour. But use a bit less as almond flour absorbs more liquid than other flours. You could also do half flour half protein powder if you wanted too to make it higher in protein.
  • Can I sub maple syrup with anything? Honey! Or if you prefer the sugar-free sweeteners like a monks fruit, you can use that. I personally haven’t tried so I’d start with less and sweeten as needed.
  • Is this recipe vegan? It is! It is plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free and no refined sugar if you use the chocolate chips I use.
  • Can I switch up the flavor of this? You can add a spoonful of peanut butter or nut butter if you want for a peanut butter cup brownie vibe. Or add some chopped walnuts for crunch! You can switch things up to satisfy whatever you are craving.

A few other recipes for brownie lovers to try:

DELISH Banana Bread Brownies

The Ultimate Brownie Trifle (gluten-free)

The BEST Chocolate Brownie Pie (gluten-free)

Healthy Flourless Brownies (nut-free + gluten-free)

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5-ingredient Brownie Batter Bark (gluten-free)

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This 5-ingredient Brownie Batter Bark is such a delicious dessert snack to eat. It is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for the brownie lovers!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 to 10 pieces 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, cacao powder, oil, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth
  2. Fold in half of the chocolate chips
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add cookie dough on top to spread across and form to make the bark (I use clean hands for this)
  4. Add the bark to freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes
  5. While bark chills, melt the remaining chocolate chips in microwave
  6. Pour melted chocolate across the bark then set back in freezer for at least an hour
  7. Remove from freezer, cut into pieces and enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in freezer for 2 months. I like to let mine thaw for a few minutes before eating

  • Author: Rachel