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