Introduction: Delectable Superfruit Chocolate Bark

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This luscious chocolate bark is jammed full of antioxidant-packed superfruits and mineral-rich pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels). It's so stupidly easy to make, you'll be making a new batch every two hours or so as you and your friends polish off each previous batch, and you won't even mind. You'll try desperately not to lick the spatula as you stir and spread the chocolatey goodness. After everything is all spread out in the pan? You can lick the spatula and the bowl to your chocolatey heart's content. I'm sitting here with chocolate on my cheeks and chin. No, I'm not taking a photo.

You'll need:

  • 2 cups Dried Superfruits - You can buy the Made In Nature™ brand Antioxidant Fusion from Costco (organic cranberries, organic raisins, organic tart cherries, organic dry roasted pepita seeds, organic blueberries, organic goji berries), or you can create your own mix of super fruits and seeds/nuts. A good place to find a variety in individual bags is Trader Joe's, or your local health food store.
  • 20 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks (I used the Trader Joe's brand, available in 10 oz. packs)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne powder (optional, gives it a spicy kick)
  • Coconut Oil (see step 2)

Step 1: Prepare Your Pan

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You'll need either a large cookie sheet, or a baking pan – something with enough space to spread your chocolate far and wide. Line that pan with aluminum foil, lightly oiled. I used coconut oil.

Step 2: Melt Your Chocolate

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This is best done in a double-boiler, or a glass bowl set over a saucepan of simmering (not boiling) water. Heat your water, set your bowl into the saucepan so that it sits just above the water. Put the chocolate chunks into the bowl and stir until smooth. This should only take a few minutes.

Step 3: Add Your Spices and Superfruits, Then Chill

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Turn off the heat, but leave your bowl over the pan.

First, stir in your spices, then stir in half of the superfruit mixture. Pour this onto your prepared pan and spread it out with a spatula. Sprinkle the other half of the super fruits over the mix, pressing gently to make the fruit stick.

Chill in the fridge until firm, about an hour, then break into pieces and devour. And don't be greedy. Sharing is caring!

Comments

grichard22 (author)2015-04-05

This sounds delicious. I plan on making this and will comment again once I do.

catlily (author)2015-01-24

Wow! Simply wow

indeepknit (author)catlily2015-01-27

Thanks!

Mark Montano (author)2015-01-24

This looks amazing!

indeepknit (author)Mark Montano2015-01-27

It is DELICIOUS.

:)

beccanoelmoser (author)2015-01-23

Mmmm... Sounds great. So close to being vegan too....

To make it vegan, just switch to a vegan-friendly type of chocolate :)

sabu.dawdy (author)2015-01-23

yummmm

knexingguy193 (author)2015-01-22

honestly when I first saw this, I didnt read the name and I thought it was something for a fish tank

indeepknit (author)knexingguy1932015-01-22

It would make a very interesting aquarium decoration.

PinchOfChili (author)2015-01-21

This looks delicious! My mouth is watering already!

indeepknit (author)PinchOfChili2015-01-22

This makes me incredibly happy!

peppypickle (author)2015-01-21

this looks delicious!! thanks so much for sharing! when you say chill until firm, did you put it in the fridge or freezer? or just leave it out? cant wait to try it!

indeepknit (author)peppypickle2015-01-21

I just edited to add that it should be chilled in the fridge. I'm thinking frozen chocolate might not be half bad though!

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