Healthy Chocolate Bark

Healthy Chocolate Bark

This is probably one of the only times I’ve ever attempted to bake one of those Pinterest recipes and its turned out edible. I’m not a huge baker, I do love to cook dinner dishes and savoury items, but on the rare occasion I do make something sweet its usually very simple and easy – yes, I have burnt chocolate before. I’ve been trying so hard recently to get back into shape and on the clean eating bandwagon, but sometimes you just find yourself craving sugary snacks and this healthy chocolate bark is the perfect solution. And it turned out so well that my parents have almost devoured every batch I’ve made. I also love that its super quick to make and can be customised to your own taste. I’ve included a list of other ingredients at the bottom of this post that I think would also work wonderfully with this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

200g dark chocolate
Hazelnuts
Macadamias
Brazil nuts
Pepitas
Sunflower seeds
Cocao nibs
Dried apricots
Dried cranberries
Goji berries
1 tsp fine pink Himalayan salt
Bee pollen (optional)

METHOD

Preheat your oven to 200° Celsius and line a baking tray. Chop the nuts into tiny bite-size pieces and sprinkle onto tray along with the pepitas and sunflower seeds, cooking for 3-5 minutes or until you can smell them. Cut up the dried apricots and cranberries and transfer into a small bowl with the toasted nuts. Add in the cocoa nibs, goji berries and bee pollen, stirring through the pink Himalayan salt. Pour half of the mixture onto the lined tray (I swapped the hot oven tray for a cooler one) and then break up your chocolate into small pieces. In a heat-proof bowl melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, checking and stirring every 30 seconds or so. Once completed melted, pour chocolate over your dry mixture and scrape down sides of bowl with a spatula. Add remaining dry ingredients on top, making sure to cover all in chocolate and place into freezer for around 10-15 minutes or until hardened. Snap the bark into small pieces and keep in the fridge. It should store well for a few days but never lasts longer than a few hours in my house. Enjoy!

Healthy Chocolate Bark

OTHER INGREDIENTS TO USE

Dried mango
Chili powder
Pecans
Pomegranate seeds
Dried figs
Walnuts
Shredded coconut
Cashews
Freeze dried fruit
Almonds
Matcha powder
Crystallised ginger
Chia seeds
Pistachios
Sultanas/raisins