3 Not-So-Naughty Chocolate Bark Recipes

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These 3 delicious chocolate bark recipes are definitely indulgent treats, but they also happen to contain some really nourishing ingredients, so you can enjoy them guilt-free!

When you choose to eat chocolate bark made of 72% dark chocolate and above, you’re consuming an impressive quantity of nutrients!  Antioxidants like epicatechin and resveratrol, as well as polyphenols, minerals and proteins.  These nutrients make dark chocolate nourishing to all sorts, like your brain, heart, skin, eyes and gut.  For more on these surprising benefits read – 12 Incredible Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate.

Then add into your chocolate bark recipes other super-nutritious ingredients of your choosing – such as nuts and seeds, dried goji and cranberry, coconut flakes and sprinklings of sea salt, and you introduce a whole load more nutrients to protect your health.

The extra added beauty of homemade chocolate bark recipes is that they don’t contain any processed ingredients, added sugars, preservatives, flavour-enhancers, sweeteners or colourings.  Their simplicity and high-quality ingredients are what makes them SO good.

3 Divine Chocolate Bark Recipes

Note:  All these chocolate bark recipes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a fortnight.  They make wonderful gifts when lovingly packaged up and of course fab festive treats that are oh-so-easy to make.  No baking required.

1  Mixed Nut Chocolate Bark

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Ingredients

350g / 2 cups organic 72% dark chocolate, broken into chunks

180g / 1½ cups mixed nuts (eg hazelnuts, brazils, macadamia, cashews, almonds)

course sea salt

Optional

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest, for a Chocolate Orange version.

Method

1  Line a rimmed baking tray with foil and smooth out any creases.  Place to one side.

2  Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and gently melt it over a saucepan of boiling water.  Once liquid, tip in all the nuts and mix well.

2  Pour the chocolate/nut mix onto the tray and use a spatula to spread it out into a roughly 9×12 inch oblong.  Then sprinkle with a couple of pinches of sea salt.

3  Refrigerate until set (at least 30 minutes).  When ready use a sharp knife to cut up into serving-sized pieces.

2  Almond Goji Chocolate Bark

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Ingredients

350g / 2 cups organic 72% dark chocolate, broken into chunks

100g / ¾ cup almonds

90g / ¾ cup goji berries

Optional alternatives

90g / ¾ cup pistachio nuts, shelled

90g / ¾ cup dried cranberries

50g / ½ cup coconut flakes

Method

Follow the same steps as for the first recipe, except at step 2 adding your choice of nuts and dried berries, plus coconut if you wish.
Remember to keep back a handful of mixed nuts and berries if you want to sprinkle some on top before refrigerating.

3  Dark Chocolate Seed Bark

chocolate bark recipes

Ingredients

350g / 2 cups organic 72% dark chocolate, broken into chunks

40g / ¼ cup sunflower seeds

35g / ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Optional

30g / ¼ cup cacao nibs

1 tablespoon flax seeds

Method

Follow the same steps as for the first recipe, but at step 2 add half of the seeds and cacao nibs, if you you’re using them.  Sprinkle the remaining half on the top just before popping in the fridge.

There are so many nourishing chocolate bark recipes!  Let me know your favourite ingredients and flavour combinations in the comments…

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