A simple treat that’s really easy to make and only calls for 3 ingredients – this vegan sesame chocolate bark is perfect for when you’re craving something chocolatey with a bit of crunch.
This is another example of how perfectly well chocolate and tahini/sesames go together. If you think peanut butter and chocolate make the perfect pairing, you need to try this combination too! I always say tahini is the Middle Eastern version of peanut butter. It’s used a lot in both sweet and savoury dishes.
As well as tahini, I remember eating sesame brittle a fair bit growing up in the Middle East, which is usually made with sesame seeds + honey. I haven’t had it in years, but I remember it being super hard and crunchy. I wanted to make my own version by giving it a western twist. Or should I say I’m making chocolate bark with a Middle Eastern twist? 🤔 Either way, it tastes delicious!
Unlike the sesame bark I used to eat, this sesame chocolate bark is a lot friendlier on teeth with a much softer bite. It has a bit of crunch, but it won’t give you jaw ache from trying to chew through it. The sesame seeds are toasted to release their natural oils, giving it a much yummier nutty taste.
You have the option of adding other things like nuts or dried fruit. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible with as few ingredients as possible.
If you need more chocolate + tahini sweet treats, check out there recipes:
- Chocolate Fudge Tahini Cookies
- Healthier Vegan Pistachio Halva
- Chocolate Covered Tahini Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars
- Vegan Tahini Brownies
What you need to make this vegan sesame chocolate bark:
As the title of this post suggests, you only need 3 ingredients, which are…
Sesame seeds – Available in all major supermarkets. Sesame seeds have a deliciously mild nutty taste. Even more delicious when they’re lightly toasted to help release their natural oils.
Chocolate – As always you can use any chocolate you prefer. My go to is 70% dark chocolate. You can use a sugar-free variety for a no-added sugar recipe.
Tahini – this helps enhance the sesame taste, but also adds more creaminess to the bark and makes it softer to bite into.
Why you need to try this vegan sesame chocolate bark:
- It’s vegan
- Easy to make
- Only calls for 3 ingredients
- Lovely & crunchy
- Great as an edible gift
- And tastes delicious!
Vegan Sesame Chocolate Bark
- 100g sesame seeds
- 4 tbsp tahini
- 100g dark chocolate
- Start off by pan toasting the sesame seeds in a hot skillet for a few minutes until fragrant and golden brown. Leave to cool.
- Break up the chocolate in a heat-proof dish, melt in the microwave, then fold in the tahini.
- Add the sesame seeds, mix, then transfer into silicon moulds. Or you can use a cake tin lined with baking paper.
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours, then enjoy!