Raw Fruit + Nut Chocolate Bark

Raw Fruit + Nut Chocolate Bark

This raw fruit + nut chocolate bark is the perfect substitute for sugar laden sweets and a great way to reap the benefits of the healthy medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil. It is loaded with antioxidants from the raw cacao and sweetened with just a little maple syrup. Best of all, it is incredibly quick to prepare and is the closest thing to healthy chocolate I have ever made. And if we’re being totally honest, I almost always have a little stash of this in my freezer for when I feel like something sweet. What I love about it is that a little piece does the trick and is so incredibly satisfying without being totally addictive.

You can easily play around with the type of fruit + nuts to suit your own preferences. My favourite combination is this one, featuring chopped almonds, dried currants and freeze dried raspberries. I love the tart sweetness in the raspberries (freeze dried strawberries are great too) and they add a beautiful burst of colour too, which makes it look extra inviting.

Adapted from my Sea salt chocolate

Raw Fruit + Nut Chocolate Bark
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Recipe type: dessert
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Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp cacao
  • 2½ tbsp raw virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • small pinch sea salt
  • 1-2 tbsp dried currants
  • 1-2 chopped almonds (or other nuts)
  • sprinkle of freeze dried raspberry (OPTIONAL)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together melted coconut oil, raw cacao and maple syrup in a small bowl until completely smooth.
  2. Add a pinch of sea salt and combine well. Add more sweetener if needed (you can use any sweetener you like. I prefer maple syrup, honey and stevia or a mix of them all).
  3. Add dried fruit and nuts.
  4. Line a small container with non stick parchment paper or cling wrap.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the small bowl and spread out evenly using the back of a spoon.
  6. Place the container in the freezer for 10 minutes until the chocolate is completely hard.
  7. Break up the pieces and serve immediately.
  8. Store in the freezer.
Notes
Due to the use of coconut oil this chocolate will melt at room temperature so is best kept in the freezer and eaten within 5 minutes or so.

Raw Fruit + Nut Chocolate Bark

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One Response to Raw Fruit + Nut Chocolate Bark

  1. Lynn says:

    That sounds delicious!! Definitely trying that in my kitchen soon!! Xxx

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