Chocolate bark is a lovely and festive holiday treat! This was my first batch and it was easy to make and as delicious as it looks. I used crushed pistachios and pecans, dried cherries, toasted coconut and sea salt to top melted dark chocolate – make this for an easy dessert, hostess gift or party favor! 🙂
5 oz dark chocolate (e.g. 65-70% cacao), roughly chopped
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp crushed pistachios
3 Tbsp crushed pecans
3 Tbsp toasted coconut flakes
3 Tbsp dried cherries, chopped
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
In a double boiler or heatproof bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate, coconut oil and syrup, stirring until just melted and smooth.
Pour onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread with spatula until 1/4 inch thick.
I was inspired by Lauren’s recent Healthy Cherry Garcia recipe and decided to make a super easy smoothie version. You really can’t go wrong with frozen cherries, chocolate and coconut milk or other milk base.
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen cherries
1/2 oz or large chunk of chocolate
1 Tbsp chocolate icecream or 1 tsp other sweetener like agave
Blend all ingredients together until smooth
Top with some chopped chocolate or chocolate covered almonds