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Easy Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Crumble

This quick and easy dark chocolate and rhubarb crumble is perfect either for brunch or dessert!

Dark chocolate rhubarb crumble recipe, perfect for brunch or dessert #rhubarbcrumble

Easy Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Nothing better than a spring Farmers market! So hard to focus on what I came looking for 🙂

Flowers. Colors. Smells. Everything back to life 🙂 I always leave loaded with everything but what I came for! That’s exactly what happened yesterday too. Got a big bunch of rhubarb and a bigger one of flowers. I need red and pink in my life right now. It has been pouring cats for the last 7 days and I feel like living in London. I bet there are glimpses of sun from time to time there.

Now back to my rhubarb and my new obsession: rhubarb and dark chocolate. A perfect match. I cannot think of any other more perfect ingredient to pair with rhubarb than dark chocolate. You have to try it to understand why!

Dark chocolate rhubarb crumble recipe, perfect for brunch or dessert #rhubarbcrumble

This dark chocolate and rhubarb crumble recipe is just amazing! I absolutely love that you can taste the rhubarb and nothing else. There is no other fruit to mess its taste. Nothing to distract from it. The dark chocolate crumble is the perfect addition. Not overly sweet, just perfect to go for one more 🙂

This is one of those recipes you can serve for brunch or for dessert. Chocolate for breakfast? Oh, yes! Definitely my kind of breakfast 🙂

Dark chocolate rhubarb crumble recipe, perfect for brunch or dessert #rhubarbcrumble

It is so easy to make it and as long as you have rhubarb and dark chocolate you are good to go! All other ingredients are pretty much staple items in your pantry/ fridge.

You can serve the crumble as it is, especially if you are planning a brunch. Maybe add a bit of cream to it 🙂 If you are making it for dessert add a teaspoon of vanilla ice-cream with it.

Dark chocolate rhubarb crumble recipe, perfect for brunch or dessert #rhubarbcrumble

Yield: 4 servings

Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Crumble

Dark Chocolate Rhubarb Crumble
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 lb/ 1kg rhubarb, washed, trimmed and cut into 1 inch/ 2.5cm pieces
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Crumble
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 pack (100g/ 3.5oz) dark chocolate, finely grated
  • double cream or vanilla ice cream to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C.
  2. Prepare the rhubarb stalks by washing them and trimming the ends. Cut into 1 inch/ 2.5 cm lengths pieces and place them into a large bowl. Add sugar, orange zest and vanilla essence and toss to combine. Add the mixture to a large deep baking pan and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the rhubarb starts to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, start making the dark chocolate the crumble.
  4. Place the flour into a large bowl and grate on coarse side chilled butter over the flour. Rub in the butter, using your fingertips until the mixture starts looking like breadcrumbs. Stir in the grated chocolate.
  5. Remove the baking dish with rhubarb from the the oven. Remove the foil and sprinkle the dark chocolate crumble mixture over the rhubarb. Return to oven and bake for another 20-25 minutes until the crumble looks crisp and the rhubarb juices bubble up and create a glossy chocolate sauce. Remove from oven and allow at least 10 minutes to cool down before serving.
  6. Serve as it is, or add some double cream or vanilla ice cream.


I have slightly adapted the original recipe by Willie Harcourt-Cooze.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

ripon hassan

Sunday 16th of October 2022

Everything is so nicely described that really help me lots. And i truly appreciate for that.


Tuesday 9th of August 2022

How much in g or oz is one pack of dark chocolate? This recipe sounds intriguing!

Adore Foods

Friday 12th of August 2022

Hi Karen, around 100g/ 3.5oz dark chocolate block will be great. Hope you'll enjoy it :)


Sunday 12th of June 2016

I just made this. My husband had a taste and his eyes rolled back in his head!! Oh my goodness, this is a little like tart chocolate covered cherries. I added heavy cream flavored with a bit of Cointreau. Good thing my sweet neighbor has rhubarb in his garden.

Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Dark chocolate crumble? Yes please! Gotta love chocolate in desserts!

Nancy | Plus Ate Six

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

I'm so jealous about your rhubarb! And with dark chocolate too - perfect!

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