EASY CHOCOLATE ORANGE BARK (a low-sugar alternative to Lindt Intense Orange)

A few weeks back, feeling like something a little more adventurous than my usual daily dose of plain dark chocolate, I decided to check out Lindt Intense Orange. The 85%-90% Lindt varieties are a staple in my home, so I have nothing against the brand, but was rather shocked to find that Lindt Intense Orange contains 17 g of sugar per 40 g serving, as opposed to 5 g in the 85% plain dark chocolate variety made by the same brand. But there were clearly two things absent from the plain dark chocolate; the crunch factor and the infusion of orange.

To recreate those things in a low-sugar way, I kept things very simple. So simple in fact, that I have time to share this recipe before we head to the airport to embark on our summer vacation.

Have a beautiful weekend, all!

❤ MM xx




60-100 g 85% dark chocolate
1-2 tsp finely grated orange zest
2-4 tbsp flaked almonds
A sprinkle of berry powder such as acai (optional)


  1. Line a flat-bottomed dish/tray with baking parchment.
  2. Melt chocolate using prefered method.
  3. Pour chocolate into lined tray and top with zest, almond flakes and berry powder if using.
  4. Pop tray in freezer for around 5 minutes or until chocolate has set.
  5. Break or cut chocolate into shards. Store uneaten chocolate bark covered in fridge or freezer.


8 thoughts on “EASY CHOCOLATE ORANGE BARK (a low-sugar alternative to Lindt Intense Orange)

  1. Oh lovely, I must try this. I often eye off those other Lindt flavours too, and wish they had them in the 85% variety! This looks like it will do the trick beautifully. Have a wonderful vacation! xoxo

  2. This caught my eye Marisa as the Lindt 85 and 90 percent dark are a staple in my house and I too think it’s deceptive that some of their flavoured ‘dark’ varieties are actually loaded with sugar. I’ll be experimenting with this method to spice up my dark chocolate!

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