I am a huge fan of chocolate bark! It is one of the easiest sweet treats to make, it keeps in the freezer for when chocolate cravings hit and you can enhance it with a ton of superfoods. For the holidays, I always make it. It’s a great addition to any cookie exchange, is a pretty gift in cute little Christmas tins or as a healthy holiday treat so you don’t deny yourself over the season. The puffed quinoa mixed into the chocolate adds a nice little crunch and texture to the bark.
This recipe combines so many superfoods and the colors of the season with red goji berries, green pepita seeds, golden bee pollen balls remind me of twinkling lights and the shredded coconut like a blanket of white snowflakes. Optionally, I love to add some dry flowers like rose petals of hibiscus flowers that you can find in most spice or health food stores. It makes the bark smell beautiful, adds a floral flavor to the bark and I mean it just simply looks so pretty on the plate.
Healthy Holiday Chocolate Bark
- 8 ounce 70% dark chocolate select a vegan and gluten-free chocolate as desired
- 1/4 cup puffed quinoa
- 2 tbsp goji berries
- 2 tbsp pepita seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp bee pollen
- 1 tbsp dried flowers I like rose petals or hibiscus flowers
- pinch pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp matcha powder (optional)
- Spread quinoa evenly onto a baking sheet covered in parchment and place in the oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pan and allow to cool.
- Melt chocolate on low heat on the stove stirring continuously until it's smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour the chocolate mixture onto the pan.
- Stir in the puffed quinoa so it evenly mixted into the chocolate. I like to bang the pan on the counter so the chocolate mixture spreads evenly.
- Then sprinkle the remaining ingredients evenly on top of the bark. Be creative and have fun.
- Pop the pan into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow it to firm up.
- Break the bark with your hand or chop with a knife into your desired size. Serve or store in an airtight container in the freezer until you are ready to use it.