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This chocolate coconut bark recipe is a healthy alternative to store-bought candy. It’s sugar free and rich in healthy fats, making it a great choice when you want a treat, but you don’t want the consequences that follow!
Being that I like to zig when others zag, I decided to save my own chocolate recipe until after ya’ll come down off your Valentines day sugar highs.
Did you do anything special? The hubs and I had takeout + champagne while watching Enough Said in the “man cave” (great movie btw!). We’re not big on going out to celebrate V-day as restaurants do that crazy menu thing where you’re forced to order a three-course meal that you don’t really want. It’s like being back in the 80’s when you had to buy a whole lousy album when all you really wanted was the one awesome song.
I hate that!!
But because this is a V-day inspired post, I’ll focus on what I love (chocolate). And how I want it to make me feel (lean, guilt-free and indulgent).
This baby is something I drummed up just before I ordered the takeout last night. I figured I should do something creative and romantic, so I pulled out the raw cacao and started making some love in the kitchen.
And so it became…..
And no added sugar
We’ll call it “MIRACLE BARK” maybe?
The beauty of this recipe is that it’s totally versatile. You can leave it as is – a coconut-based bark, or add anything you want to it. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are a great choice – so are pistachios and pecans!
Now go eat!!
Want more recipes like this Chocolate Coconut Bark? Try these!
Chocolate Coconut Bark | Gluten + sugar free
- 1/4 cup Mixed seeds, nuts or dried fruit your choice!
- 3 T raw cocoa or just regular 100% cocoa is fine but no sugar!
- 3 T Coconut oil or manna which is even better
- 3 T shredded coconut not the stuff with sugar!
- a dash of chocolate extract you can get this at trader joes
- liquid or powdered stevia to taste xylitol will work too, but the granules take some time to melt
- pinch of sea salt
- Melt cocoa and coconut oil in a double boiler (or just stick a bowl over a pot of water so it’s not on direct heat).
- Once melted, add the shredded coconut, extract, sweetener and salt to taste.
- Add your choice of nut or seed and stir well.
- Spread out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and pop it in the fridge until the chocolate is firm to the touch. (About 1 hour)
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, healthy recipes, home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.