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Superfood chocolate bark

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, easy snack, healthy snack
Keyword: chocolate, dairy free, easy, gluten free, nutrient dense, processed sugar free, vegan

Ingredients

Basic chocolate recipe

  • 300 gms cacao butter
  • 150 gms maple syrup
  • 150 gms raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or essence or paste (optional)

Bark

  • 1/4 cup roasted, slivered almonds add any nut you like, but make sure you lightly roast them before you add them to the chocolate
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries add more if you want

Instructions

Basic chocolate recipe

  • Put the cacao butter in a bowl and use a steamer to melt it (uncovered)
  • Once the cacao has melted, turn the stove off and add the maple syrup and whisk with a fork or a small whisk, till combined evenly
  • Then add the raw cacao powder, tablespoon by tablespoon, whisking all the time. The mixture will begin to thicken. At this point, cool a bit of chocolate and taste it - add more of the cacao powder or sweetner if you think it needs it.
  • Add vanilla (if using)

Bark recipe

  • Line a large flat dish (or even an oven tray would do) with parchment paper
  • Pour the hot chocolate in the parchment paper and swirl it around. Make sure it isn't too thin (around 1/4 of an inch is good)
  • Sprinkle the almonds (or any nuts you want) and the cranberries
  • Place the chocolate in the fridge for around 3-4 hours, until it hardens
  • Pop the hard chocolate onto a chopping board and chop using a sharp knife...or just break into pieces
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for upto 3 weeks