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NUTTY CHOCOLATE BARK


As part of my lockdown snack series I'm sharing this easy recipe for nutty chocolate bark.


Fun fact - did you dark chocolate is rich in fibre?! Yes that’s right, the superhero nutrient for your gut health can be found in dark chocolate.

Per 30 gram serving (which is a standard-ish bar size) you’ll get about 3 grams of fibre, which is 10% of the recommended 30 gram daily target. Teaming dark chocolate with some nuts = a tasty sweet snack that is packed with nutrients your gut microbes love.


This is a fun recipe to make with children too. It’ll keep nicely for a week - 10 days - if it lasts that long!


Ingredients


  • 300g dark chocolate

  • 75g mixed nuts and seeds and if you want it - dried fruit. Pistachios and cranberries are great for colour, seeds are good for crunch

  • Few teaspoons of runny (give it a good stir) peanut butter

  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Line a baking sheet with baking paper

  2. Using a sharp knife, chop the chocolate and gently melt in a bowl set over over a pan of simmering water - take it off when the chocolate is about 70% melted and stir until completed liquid

  3. Set to one side and roughly chop your nuts and fruit

  4. Pour the now melted chocolate onto a baking sheet and spread out towards the edges - leave a little room at the sides

  5. Add a few teaspoons of peanut butter to the chocolate mix and use a knife to swirl patterns in the chocolate

  6. Scatter the chopped nuts evenly over the top and finish by

  7. Set to one side for about an hour or until set. You can also refrigerate the bark for about 15 minutes, but you ay get a little condensation on your chocolate as it cools.

  8. Remove the baking paper, break into pieces and store or serve

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