I am such a sucker for some good chocolate, but have you seen the price tag attached to organic vegan dark chocolate? When I began venturing into the raw lifestyle, I discovered how easy, healthy and delicious homemade chocolate actually is. I have made homemade chocolate more times than I can count over the last 2 years, and it never occurred to me to add some almonds to make a scrumptious almond bark. Well, I added almonds a few weeks ago, and it brought my homemade chocolate to a whole new level.
And, on a holiday note, this would make a great homemade gift!
Chocolate Almond Bark
- 1 cup of raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup or more of liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup or coconut syrup)
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil, liquid form
- 1/2 cup of coconut butter, liquid form
- 1/2 cup of almonds or nut of choice.
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla flavor
- Make sure your coconut oil and coconut butter are in a liquid state. You can slightly heat them on very low on the stove top.
- Add the oil, butter and cacao powder in a mixing bowl and stir.
- Add the liquid sweetener, and vanilla flavor. Stir.
- Now mix in the almonds.
- Pour the chocolate and almond mixture in a 9 x 9 glass square dish.
- Place in the freezer for about an hour.
- Once the chocolate is hard, take it out of the freezer and break into pieces. Either put the chocolate bark back in the freezer or place in the fridge.
- If you leave the chocolate at room temperature too long it will become slightly soft because of the coconut oil.
- Substitute the almonds for any nut or add in some dried fruit.
- Use only coconut oil in the recipe, if you don’t have coconut butter.
- You can easily double the recipe. I did it the second time around making it.
- Add another flavor of extract for the recipe, such as mint.
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