Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark
Enjoy dessert with health benefits! This bark is full of antioxidants, fiber and even protein! It’s easy to make, store and give as a gift of health to a good friend or neighbor.
1/4 cup maple syrup (grade B is best for maximum antioxidants)
2 T coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
~1 tsp Flaky sea salt (I love pink Himalayan)
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed + dried (any variety, I love tri-color quinoa) THIS IS OPTIONAL
1/3 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped (or your choice of nut)
1/3 cup raw cashews, roughly chopped (or your choice of nut)
12 ounces dark chocolate (I use at least 60% dark chocolate for more antioxidants)
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat which is reusable and easy to clean.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt together maple and coconut oil on power level high, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Or, use the stovetop to melt! Whisk in the vanilla.
Add the quinoa, almonds, cashews and mixed seeds. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are evenly coated in the wet ingredients. Spread the mixture out in an even, thin layer on the baking sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the bark is golden in color and appears crisp. Do not let it burn.
While the bark is baking, melt the chocolate over a double boiler until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread the melted chocolate over the bark in an even layer. Sprinkle the top with sea salt & chili powder.
Place the pan in the fridge to set, about 30 minutes (or the freezer for 20 mins). Remove, let sit for a few minutes, then break into pieces. Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Enjoy!