Decadent Superfood Chocolate Bark
I’m a huge chocolate fan… well, chocoholic if you must go there. There is something about a good piece of dark chocolate that just makes you feel so good! While I’m a milk chocolate lover, I know that it doesn’t have the same benefits as dark chocolate, plus because of the sugar it’s far too easy to over eat. So with that I decided to make my own chocolate bark, which is one of the most simple recipes you can make. All it involves is using one bar of chocolate and adding things to spice it up and make it more appealing both in color and texture.
- 1 bar 70% dark chocolate
- small handful crushed almonds
- small handful goji berries, pumpkin seeds & chopped fresh coconut (or coconut flakes)
- pinch of sea salt
- (optional: pinch of cayenne pepper)
For the dark chocolate, I used one with coconut milk instead of dairy as I’m doing my One Month. One Goal challenge (which is no dairy), which you can find out more about here. Otherwise if you are okay eating dairy I do recommend at least an organic brand.
- In a bowl add your dark chocolate. Place it over a pot with about 2 inches of boiling water. This will slowly melt your chocolate so you don’t burn it. If you don’t know how to do this or want to make it quicker, just add straight to the pot on very low heat, or in the microwave on defrost. Constantly stir for roughly 1-2 minutes. (Optional: add your pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra little kick. I did this and it tastes amazing! You could also add lavender/orange/mint extract instead for different tasting chocolate.)
- Line a baking tray with cling film and spread your chocolate between 1-3 cm thick. Mine was roughly 2cm. Let it set for a few moments then top with your almonds, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, sea salt and coconut flakes.
- Place in the freezer for 30 + minutes until set. Then remove and break into your bark.
That’s all! Such a simple recipe and I promise you will get some compliments for sharing this yummy and healthy treat with friends or family.