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Dark Chocolate Bark

Happy Spring!

These little dark chocolate bark bites would be a great addition to your Easter festivities coming up! You can even  get a little festive by using fresh berries for an extra pop of color.

I kept mine simple with just chopped English walnuts and unsweetened dried cranberries variety and some with coconut and apricot.

Nutrition Tidbit: dark chocolate (70% or higher) may help in the prevention of chronic diseases because it is so high in antioxidants. English walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are great for brain and heart health. Lastly, cranberries are another antioxidant rich food and may help boost your immune system.

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Dark Chocolate Bark Bites

  • Servings: 12 pieces
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • Wax paper
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate, 70% or higher (I used 85%)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped English Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 4 chopped apricots
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut flakes (unsweetened)

Directions:

  1. Lay out a sheet of wax paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate and coconut oil and heat for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to melt at 30 second intervals (stirring in between each round) until smooth.
  3. Spoon out a dollop of chocolate onto wax paper forming chocolate circles; recipe should yield 12 circles depending on how big you make them.
  4. Add toppings (walnuts, cranberries, apricots, coconut flakes).
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until hardened.
  6. Enjoy right away or store in freezer for a special event!

 

What do you think pairs well with chocolate?

 

Until Next Time,

Happy Chewing!
Katrina Detter, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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