Chocolate, nutty, coconut goodness. These healthy-but-decadent treats are gluten free and paleo. They combine organic, dark chocolate with coconut, almonds and walnuts…and they are so fast and easy to make, you’ll find that it’s a snap to satisfy your chocolate craving. But since these treats are packed with protein instead of empty calories, the happy chocolate endorphins won’t suddenly leave you to crash and burn an hour after you eat one! Go ahead and pack them in your backpack when you go on a hike, for a satisfying and lasting burst of energy along the trail. They store well, so I’m going to keep a stash in the freezer for future chocolate snacking!
You’ll want to start with some good quality dark chocolate. Organic, fair-trade dark chocolate chips will work, or chop up a bar of 65% dark chocolate. Then, you’ll need organic flaked dried coconut, along with some organic walnuts and slivered almonds. I used a knife to chop the nuts up a bit, so that nobody would run into half a walnut. All you need to do is melt the chocolate with a bit of coconut oil (I like to do this with a glass bowl set in a pot of simmering water), and then stir it into the coconut and nut mixture!
When it’s all mixed together, spread on a piece of parchment paper. You can also make these into a haystack mound, or (if you’re a little OCD like I am) you can shape them into little cookie-sized portions. This would also work well shaped into bars, and wrapped in parchment…instant energy bar!
Pop the haystacks into the fridge for about 1/2 hour, so that they’ll harden. When they’ve hardened break them into pieces, you’re all done! Ready to eat, or to store for later if you’ve got the willpower to do so. Chocolate goodness in a snap! When you are in need of a good healthy snack to munch on this Chocolate Paleo Bark is a great option - super easy to make and so delicious.
Chocolate Paleo Bark
When you are in need of a good healthy snack to munch on this Chocolate Paleo Bark is a great option - super easy to make and so delicious.
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