Do you find it difficult to resist chocolate? Not anymore, as my Healthy Coconut Oil Chocolate Barks are here to satiate all your cravings guilt-free.
Chocolate gets a bad rep due to its high sugar content. However, cocoa, the base ingredient is packed with antioxidants that boost heart and brain health. Hence, I created this healthier version for you! I used maple syrup for this recipe instead of sugar as maple syrup has a lower glycaemic index than sugar and offers several health benefits.
These barks are super easy to make and perfect for those short on time.
My barks are similar to any energy bar that your kids can eat before their sports classes. I’ve topped mine with walnuts, cranberries, and almonds but you can customise yours to your liking.
|Preparation Time||30 minutes|
Ingredients for the Healthy Coconut Oil Chocolate Barks
(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)
|¼th cup||Toasted almonds|
|¼th cup||Toasted walnuts|
|¼th cup||Toasted dried coconut flakes|
|A handful||Of cranberries|
|½ cup||Anantya cold pressed coconut oil|
|½ cup||Cocoa powder, sieved|
|¼th cup||Maple syrup|
|1 tbsp||Almond butter|
|A pinch||Sea salt|
Instructions for Healthy Coconut Oil Chocolate Barks:
|1.||Heat the oil. Whisk in the cocoa powder. Add in maple syrup, almond butter and sea salt. Mix really well.|
|2.||Coarsely chop the almonds and walnuts.|
|3.||Add in half of almonds and walnuts to the oil-cocoa mixture.|
|4.||Spread the mixture on a parchment paper with a spatula until its about ¼ – ½ inch thick. Sprinkle the remaining nuts on top. Garnish it with cranberries and toasted dried coconut flakes.|
|5.||Freeze it for about 15 – 20 minutes until frozen solid. Once frozen, break into barks. Keep it in freezer only. I don’t recommend leaving it out on the counter long as it melts fast.|