In my world, showing love to myself looks like extra cuddle time with my pup, taking a long walk along the canal with my camera, talking to a close friend, or having someone else make dinner. BUT it also looks like CHOCOLATE! Dark, delicious and oh so heal thy chocolate. 🍫 Did you know that chocolate is loaded with antioxidants? Or that raw cacao is the #1 food source of antioxidants, with 40 mg more per serving than blueberries! That means cacao is good for your overall health, including your brain, circulation and skin! It’s actually a true super food... and that’s before we even talk about how good it tastes. 😋

I love getting to share something new, delicious and nutritious with you. I’m excited for you to make my Chocolate Lovers Bark just for yourself! But don’t worry, I will understand if you prefer to share. 😜 Either way, if you love chocolate this one is for you!

Chocolate Lovers Bark

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Equipment

  • 9x11 Baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Double boiler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Optional

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Topping suggestions (feel free to get creative here and use whatever you like):

  • chopped pistachios
  • dried goji berries
  • dried edible rose petals
  • flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • Line the bottom of a 9x11 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Heat cacao butter in a double boiler, stirring frequently (so it doesn’t burn) until liquified.
  • Remove liquified cacao from heat and add to pot cacao butter, syrup (and vanilla if using).Stir until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Scatter toppings as desired.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set.
  • Remove pan from the freezer, then lifting parchment paper from baking pan, remove the chocolate and break into pieces.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.

Posted On

February 13, 2023

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  1. Yum, these all look so delicious!!! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share. 😊

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