Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
The health benefits of dark chocolate come from its content of cocoa phenols, which are natural compounds known for their antioxidant properties. As a general rule of thumb, WebMD recommends chocolate high in nonfat cocoa solids, which are higher in antioxidants. The highest amounts are found in natural cocoa powder, followed by unsweetened baking chocolate. Milk chocolate has the least amount of antioxidants.
I posted this in August, but realize it is so good that it is worth posting again. A few adjustments have been made as I have made these over and over.
All of us love to have a once and awhile treat that is a good healthy alternative. You can make these up, break into small pieces and store in freezer or refrigerator.
A Delicious Once and Awhile Treat
I have always really liked chocolate covered almonds and wanted to find a healthy way to make them. I found a great looking recipe at primalpalate.com website. However, as often happens, mine didn’t turn out quite right. Instead of chocolate covered almonds, I created almond bark. We took a container of it on our trip and many of the family loved it. I was wishing I had made more.
- 7 ounces of Dark Chocolate
- 4 TBLS Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 C Coconut Oil Melted
- 10 TBL Natural Cocoa Powder
- 1 LB raw almonds (16 oz)
How To Make
- Use a large baking sheet to roast the almonds at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Let these cool. (TIP: I roast double the amount of almonds and keep the other half in a mason jar because John and I love having these for quick snacks. I had these made up at Easter and our son even got the recipe for making them.)
- Place the almonds in a 9×12 glass baking dish that has been prepared with coconut oil.
- Melt the dark chocolate, coconut oil and maple syrup in a double boiler. (Note: my dark chocolate was such a pure dark chocolate that I sprinkled a small packet of Truvia powder over the top to give just a little more sweetness.)
- Stir in the cocoa powder mixing well.
- Pour this over the roasted almonds.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Break into pieces to eat.
*You will need to judge your consistency for how much coconut oil to add. You may find you need a little less but you do want it to be easy to mix and stir in the almonds.”
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