When I first heard of people eating 'chocolate bark' ... I had a few questions.
Although I'm sure I tried to eat a bit here and there as a kid, 'bark' as I'd always know it was the outer covering of a tree trunk - not exactly what I'd call food unless in a survival situation, or perhaps to be used as medicine like Eucommia Bark.
After a bit of Googling, however, my ignorance was pleasantly dissolved and from what I could see, I was an instant fan.
These are incredibly easy to make (literally 2 ingredients) and serve as the perfect energy snack for taking on any outdoor adventure, getting you through that workday slump or throwing in the kids lunchboxes for a quick and easy treat. Completely natural and loaded with antioxidants, fibre and good fats.
Adrianne has very kindly given us her recipe to post for you below, I'd highly recommend you head over to her site though and check out the original version here, along with a bunch of her other amazing creations.
Dark Chocolate Granola Bark:
The combination of the crunchy texture of the granola pairs with the bitterness of the dark chocolate to give you a chocolate fix at snack time that also has health benefits! - Adrianne
- 125 grams dark chocolate chunks (our favourite is Chow Cacao!)
- 1/3 cup of your favourite Granola
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Add your melts or chocolate to a microwave safe container. Heat for 1 minute on high. Take out and stir. Repeat heating in 3 x 30 second segments, stirring in between. (Note: If you don't have a microwave or prefer not to use them, you can melt your chocolate using the super easy 'double boiler' method - check it out here)
- Once melted, spoon chocolate onto the baking tray using a soup spoon
- Sprinkle granola over melted chocolate and then place the tray in the fridge
- Bark will be set in 30 minutes
- Be careful to not overheat the chocolate which happens so easily! If you stir the chocolate as it melts you will see that it is ready just as the last melts or chips lose their shape and become liquid
It's so easy to prepare a big batch of ahead of time and keep in the fridge - I love a recipe that's all natural, packed with flavour and keeps giving for a few weeks!
Huge thanks again to Adrianne again, hope you guys love it - leave your comments below!