Superfood Chocolate Bark…(woof).
Superfood Chocolate Bark is another great recipe from our nutritionist friend Ellie from Whole Happy, who says, “Ditch the crappy and sugar-laden store-bought box of chocolates. If you’re looking to truly wow your lady, make your own Superfood Chocolate Bark. It’s not just delicious, but also packed with a ton of nutrients to fuel whatever ‘activities’ you have planned for your date.”
It’s a simple, delicious and healthy snack that will add protein to your diet while tasting delicious at the same time.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: Set it and forget it
Photos: Ellie Shortt
Recipe: Ellie Shortt
1 lb. (454 g) dark organic chocolate (at least 75%)
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds, chopped
¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
¼ cup raw hazelnuts, chopped
½ cup raw walnuts, chopped
¼ cup dried black currents
¼ cup dried golden berries
¼ cup dried mullberies berries
¼ cup dried fig, chopped
Sea salt to taste
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour over baking sheet and spread it out evenly until it’s about 1/8 – ¼ inch thick
Sprinkle the nuts, fruit evenly overtop and sprinkle with sea salt
Cool in a fridge for about 30 minutes or until fully hardened
Break into rough pieces and eat right away or store in fridge for later
TIPS & NOTES
Superfoods like goji berries, golden berries, and mulberries are high in vitamins and minerals that support immune function, cognitive ability, and skin health.
Nutrient-dense nuts like almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts will provide some added protein, as well as some heart healthy and anti-inflammatory properties, and pumpkin seeds are full of iron for energy and mood balance, as well as general stamina.
Cacao has been shown to improve mood, reduce PMS symptoms, and is widely recognized as an aphrodisiac – so basically this delicious treat is a win-win!