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Chocolate Cherry Ripe Bark – No Bake and No Added Sugar

Want a healthy cherry ripe slice recipe? Forget the traditional Australian cherry ripe chocolate slice, or coconut cherry slice dessert recipes that you enjoyed as a kid. This cherry ripe bark is better – honest.

This healthy, raw and no bake, cherry ripe bark recipe is scrumptious AND quick and easy to make – truly. More importantly, it has no added sugar, so it won’t leave you feeling guilty or with a sugar slump afterwards.  So go on, treat yourself to some today.

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  • 50 g Fresh Cherries
  • 100 g Frozen Raspberries
  • 25 g Dried Cranberries
  • 100 g Cacao Powder
  • 50 g Chipped Coconut
  • 75 mL Coconut Oil


  1. Prepare a flat plate with a single sheet of baking paper
  2. Roughly cut and remove the seed from the cherries
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat and than add the cacao powder. Stir until mixture is smooth and creamy
  4. Lightly mix through the cherries and frozen raspberries
  5. Pour the mixture onto the baking paper
  6. Sprinkle with chipped coconuts
  7. Press down with the back of a spoon where necessary
  8. Refrigerate to set, for 1 hour.

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cherry ripe bark

Cooking notes: 

  • Serves: 12
  • Cooking/preparation time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hour refrigeration)
  • Optional variations: add a type of nuts (such as almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts), and/or seeds (such as pepitas) when sprinkling the coconut flakes  over the mix.
  • Dried cranberries, goji berries or fresh pomegranate can make for a delicious alternative if you need to accommodate people who don’t like cherries too.

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Do you have a cherry ripe recipe that you love? We’d love to know, just share it via the comments below.

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P.S. Do you know someone with a little Cherry Ripe addiction? Do them a favour and share this Chocolate Cherry Ripe Bark Recipe recipe for a healthy alternative – they’ll thank you for it, we’re sure!

Camilla Ryals Nutritionist

Camilla is a fun-loving foodie who loves sharing great recipes and spending time with the special ones in my life. Qualified in nutrition, she enjoys way too many treats and thrives providing fun, guided advice for a long and fulfilling healthy journey through life.

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