Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and you know what that means—chocolate! It’s sharing special desserts and meals (food!) that tells someone “I love you.” It’s candy hearts, a box of truffles, or even coming home to a chocolate cherry cake made by Mom that has made my day. So, I naturally thought of sharing one of my favorite recipes to-date! I’m treating you to a thick, dark chocolate bark recipe that’s decadent and perfect for gifting to your loved ones. And yes, it’s easy enough to make AND enjoy the same day!
If you’re a chocolate fanatic, you’re going to absolutely love the rich 70-80% dark chocolate mixed with crunchy nuts, and sweetened with chunks of dried figs and gooey brown rice syrup. The syrup almost becomes like caramel when drizzled on the bark last—like a gooey caramel surprise.
As a great source of antioxidants, fiber and protein, you can feel good about nibbling on this healthy, “guilty” pleasure. Here’s what you’ll need for the trail mix:
The Trail Mix
Toasted coconut flakes
What is “Activated” and “Sprouted”?
“Activated” and “sprouted” nuts/seeds are when they have been soaked in water for a period of time, which allows the phytate compounds (the problematic acids that are hard to digest) to break down. Soaking them enhances their digestibility, making them easier for you to digest.
After pouring melted chocolate over the trail mix, it takes about 30 minutes for the chocolate bark to firm up in the freezer. Once hardened, chop into squares. Wrap them in parchment paper and tie with string for a cute, DIY gift. Enjoy, and Happy Valentines Day! xoxo
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