Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (GF)
1 C Raw Almonds
1½ tsp. Coconut Oil
1 C Dark Chocolate (Hu Gems Dark, Hu Simple Dark, Thrive Organic Dark)
1 tsp. Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350
Step1 Roast Almonds and Set Aside
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and bake for approximately 8 minutes until golden and roasted. Feel free to buy roasted nuts and skip this step.
Step 2 Melt together in microwave or use a double boiler and melt on the cooktop
Step 3 Add to roasted almonds to melted chocolate
Step 4 Pour mixture into baking sheet lined with parchment
Step 5 Sprinkle with sea salt
Step 6 Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Step 7 Break apart by hand. The pieces will be rough and vary in shape.
Step 8 ENJOY!
Fun Nutrition Facts:
Melting chocolate in a double boiler helps prevent burning and maintains the rich flavor of the chocolate. If you don’t have a double boiler, heat water in a large skillet, bring to a simmer, place a smaller sauce pan with chocolate into the larger skillet with warm water and let the chocolate melt. Mixing as needed.
Sea salt brings out the cocoa flavor making it the perfect sprinkle
Dark Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and helps protect your body from free radicals.
Dark chocolate helps maintain skin’s radiance by improving blood flow and helps with hydration.
Dark chocolate contains flavanols that helps to improve heart health and reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots.
Dark chocolate contains polyphenols which can increase HDL (good cholesterol) and reduce LDL (bad cholesterol).
Dark chocolate is a mood elevator! It contains theobromine which effects the nervous system like a cup of coffee. When you consume dark chocolate, you feel focused, alert, and energized. It also releases serotonin which produces endorphins that make you feel good!