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Super Foods Chocolate Bark

Super Foods Chocolate Bark

Super Foods Chocolate Bark – Clean & Delicious®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think about it:

Dark Chocolate: Packed with antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, heart healthy

Goji Berries:
Complete protein, promotes weight loss and anti-aging

Dried Cranberries: 
Prevents ulcers, gum disease, and urinary tract infections

Dried Apricots:  Lots of vitamin C, Beta carotene and plenty of fiber

Almonds: Lowers LDL (bad cholesterol), protects against diabetes, loaded with healthy fats

What’s not to love about that?

So I’m thinking this is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat to whip up for your special someone this year.  They don’t even have to know that it’s a Super-Foods-Sweet (although they might like to!).

And oh yeah… it’s a girl :)

Super Foods Chocolate Bark

Yield: Serves 10

Prep Time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes to chill

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp goji berries
  • 3 tbsp of dried cranberries
  • 8 dried apricots, chopped up
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds

Directions:

Create a double boiler and melt your chocolate (to see this technique demonstrated in a video, click here).

Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with either a silpat mat or a piece of parchment paper.

Pour melted chocolate in the center of the sheet.  Using a rubber spatula gently spread chocolate into a large rectangle.  You want the chocolate to be about ¼ inch thick (but don't get crazy... remember, we want it to look homemade;)).

Sprinkle the chopped fruit and sliced almonds all over the top of the bark.  Pop the tray in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.

Gently pull chocolate bark off of silpat or parchment and break into pieces.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.  Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

1/10th of the recipe (which is a pretty generous hunk):
Calories: 165; Total Fat: 7.1g; Saturated Fat: 4.1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 18mg; Carbohydrate: 22.8g; Dietary Fiber: 2.8g; Sugars: 17.1g; Protein: 2.2g

 

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9 Responses to “Super Foods Chocolate Bark”

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    Cate — February 8, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the great Chocolate bark recipe. It’s on my “must-make” list.

    Congrats! Girls are so precious! I’m very happy for you and your hubby.

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    Jaya — February 8, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    Dani,
    Beautiful bark, beautiful news and I’m sure.. beautiful baby Momma!

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    Christie — February 8, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

    I have been looking for some heathly Valentine’s day eats since the husband and I agreed to eat in this year and cook for each other.

    Congrats on your little girl!

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    Mary — February 9, 2009 @ 6:54 am

    Looks yummy. I’m curious, is anyone out there able to find unsweetened dried cranberries?

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    Paula C. — February 9, 2009 @ 7:06 am

    Hi Dani,
    Sugar & spice & everything nice…to be sure that’s what little “GIRL’S” are made of!
    We are so happy for you & Beng…..Congrat’s!

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    Ricki — February 9, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    Mmmm, what could be better than chocolate?? These look fabulous, and so easy to whip up! And thanks for the link to the pudding :) . Don’t want to be piggy, but I think another chocolate dessert is even MORE of a super-food: the decadent chocolate pate with avocado. (Great for Valentine’s Day, btw!) ;)

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    Dani — February 9, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    Cate – Thank you! I hope you enjoy the bark!

    Jaya – Thanks!

    Christie – Then this should be right up your alley… enjoy!

    Mary – I’ve seen them at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods:).

    Paula C. – Thank you!! xo

    Ricki – Chocolate Pate w/ Avocado?! I’ll have to add that to my links… thanks!

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    Jesse Gardner — February 9, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    This looks delicious, Dani!

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    Maya — February 10, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

    Dani-
    Looks delicious. And OMG!!! Congrats!! Has she kicked yet? Do you have any ideas on names?

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