Perfect for holiday gifts, parties, or even for yourself, this homemade chocolate bark is a crowd pleaser. On a mission to create nourishing desserts using real-food healthy ingredients, I’ve created a bark you can share from your heart with friends, family, and co-workers alike.
This is so simple to make! It won’t eat into any of your precious holiday time.
Using coconut oil as the base, these chocolates is both stable and good for you. Coconut oil, although a saturated fat, contains essential lauric acid which has been proven to speed up weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, and stimulate thyroid function. Raw cacao is a superfood.
Chocolate itself is not the enemy, it is all the processed sugars, oils, artificial colors and flavorings, and that are. In just a matter of a few ingredients you can create your own healthy version of an unhealthy favorite.
Holiday Dark Chocolate Bark
Melt coconut oil over low heat and mix in cacao powder. Add in pure vanilla extract plus maple syrup to taste. Whisk and remove from heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper and immediately spread your toppings into the mixture, ensuring the pieces are spread evenly.
Pop in the refrigerator to set for about 1 hour (less time if in freezer). Break into bark-sized pieces.
Optional: can replace the cranberries with two drops of your favorite food grade essential oil. I often make peppermint bark for the holidays.
Do you have a favorite nourishing dessert recipe you like to make for the holidays? Please share in the comments below!
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