With the holiday hoopla before us, why not treat yourself to this delicious Honey Almond Chocolate Bark while you wrap gifts, stuff stockings and sing carols. It’s gluten free, dairy free and made from all natural ingredients. Can you say guilt free? I can, but it’s not polite to talk with your mouth full 😉
Start by melting down some coconut oil. Oh, how I miss the glorious days of summer when my coconut oil was always perfectly liquified and I could skip this part entirely. Things have cooled down significantly since I made these Dark Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies and my coconut oil was pourable. Now it looks like this:
Oh well, the rest of the process is super simple. Basically, measure and mix! All of the ingredients go into a large bowl and are stirred together until silky smooth. Then pour the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
Off it goes into the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Once it comes out of the freezer you can cut it into squares or simply break it into pieces all hap-hazard like.
This bark recipe is amazingly delicious. The one draw back is that it is not really a portable item. This bark will melt at room temperature so please make sure you keep it in the freezer. It’s too bad because this is one you will want to share! Truly, even the pickiest of eaters won’t believe this chocolate is good for you. Maybe don’t even tell them. Why burst their bubble?
It’s such a treat to have some decadent dark chocolate bark hanging out in your freezer just waiting to be nibbled on. With the plethora of super sugary and artificial candies and chocolates out there this holiday season, healthy eaters don’t have to be left out in the cold. Indulge in real food, real ingredients and experience real satisfaction. This bark is just as big as it’s bite 😉
*This post has been edited to respect non-honey eating vegans.
- ¼ cup coconut oil, liquid
- ¼ cup honey, local if possible
- ¾ cup chunky almond butter
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- ¾ cup coconut, unsweetened & shredded
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- pinch of coarse sea salt
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until smooth
- Pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread as evenly as possible
- Freeze for 25-30 minutes
- Break into pieces and store in the freezer (will melt at room temp)