Chocolate Almond Lime Bark

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Chocolate Almond Lime Bark

Chocolate Bark is the easiest treat to whip up! Chocolate melted, then topped with nuts and coconut or whatever you fancy. Doesn’t get any simpler than that.
Whether you are making it for yourself, or to share with someone special, this simple and delicious healthy treat always look good!
With this simple, basic, EASY bark recipe you will have chocolate bark success every time. I often call bark my “clean out the pantry” dessert because that’s basically what I do when I’m coming up with flavors:
I search through my pantry and take out any half used bags or packets of nuts or dried fruit or the dregs of the sprinkles or cookie boxes. EVERYTHING goes good with chocolate and it’s easy to personalize the recipe.
This recipe for was created in exactly this way. Using ingredients I found hanging around my kitchen, this unique and delightful dessert or snack combines my favorite nutrient dense foods into something new and inspiring.
And by choosing your toppings right and adding superfoods such as nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, coconut chips, goji berries, dried fruit like pineapple or mango you are adding extra nutrition to your treat.
Break into bite sizes pieces to share with friends and family, or package into bags to use as a 'thank you' gift.
Homemade chocolate bark is a great way of lifting plain chocolate to a higher level and making it a healthier treat. And the beauty of it doesn’t reside in the end product only.
Making your own chocolate bark is such a fun way of being creative in the kitchen and something you can do with children. It’s not as messy as some other desserts, and your kids can let their creativity go wild.
Dangerously easy to make with endless combinations, these make beautiful holiday gifts or, you know, as they say – treat yo self!
 
 
 
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword chocolate almond bark, chocolate bark no bake, chocolate coconut almond lime bark, healthy chocolate bark

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted, chopped
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons lime zest, grated
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring, optional. Or make your own –method below

Instructions

  • If you wish to make your own natural green food colouring - cook tender, greens (such as spinach) in a tiny bit of water for about a minute then drain.
    Puree the greens with just enough water to liquefy them, you will get a very concentrated green.
    If you wish to increase the flavour of your bark, toast your nuts and coconut first. To do this, preheat your oven to 350°F place the nuts in a small tray or dish and the coconut on another small dish and bake 7 to 8 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant. The coconut will brown quickly so keep an eye on it.
    You can then chop the nuts by hand with a knife on a chopping board or put them in the food processor and blitz them.
    If you choose to blitz them, be careful not to over process as its nice to have some different sized ‘bits’ in your bark. I like to do mine by hand with a knife and can control how many big bits I chop or how many small pieces and aim for a mix.
    Line a 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil; set aside.
    Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in medium sized dish and microwave with 30 second bursts stirring between each one until melted and smooth.
    Or use double boiler method - (pot of boiling water with a bowl resting on top) melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil together.
    Stir in food coloring if desired. Stir in the coconut, almonds and lime zest. Spread into prepared pan. Chill until firm, 10-15 minutes.
    Break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
     
     
     
     
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