Dark Chocolate Autumn Bark

Dark Chocolate Autumn Bark
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This has so many different things in it that I wasn’t sure what to call it :-), but since it’s Autumn and it has nuts and seeds and cranberries in it (those are Autumn kind of foods, right?), that’s what I called it. It was really easy to make and it even looked a little fancypants when it was finished.

 

 

 

Autumn Bark

Autumn Bark

I recieved some organic hemp seeds from the European distributor for Hemp Oil Canada and was looking for ways to use them and this bark is just one of the recipes I decided to try the hemp seeds in. You can read my post about hemp seeds here.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

I try to only make treats like this when I have people over, have a friend to give it to or if I’m going to a pot luck event. Sometimes I even take stuff to the gym, but then I feel kinda bad because people there are usually trying to get in shape and escape from treats. These went to a Zürich Area Pot Luck Meet Up (although Mr. Swiss Paleo and I did sample them a bit before I could get rid of them 😉 ). Have you ever been to a Paleo meet up with random strangers? You can read about my experience here.

Toasted seeds and nuts

Toasted seeds and nuts

This recipe (if you can even call it that) is totally adaptable and you can mix in whatever your heart desires.

Fancypants Drizzle

Fancypants Drizzle

Cranberries, Nuts and Seeds Oh My!

Cranberries, Nuts and Seeds Oh My!

Dark Chocolate Autumn Bark

Ingredients

  • 250 grams dark chocolate plus a little extra for drizzling (I used 85%)
  • 4 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • Sea salt (to sprinkle over the top)

Instructions

  1. Toss the pumpkin seeds and almonds into a dry pan and brown over medium high heat for about a minute (or until the almonds turn golden and the pumkin seeds start making little popping sounds). Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same hot pan, brown the hemp seeds for about 45 seconds to a minute. Remove to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt on the stovetop or microwave. I did this on the stovetop. Use low heat and stir while it's melting.
  4. Now dump the pumkin seeds, almonds and dried cranberries into the pan with the melted chocolate.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture out onto a parchment (baking paper) lined baking tray and spread it around into a rectangle shape with a spoon (about 1/8 inch thick).
  6. Sprinkle the hemp seeds, pitachio nuts and sea salt over the top.
  7. Put the tray in the fridge to set the chocolate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  8. Now you can get fancypants and drizzle a bit more melted chocolate over the top if you like and then return to the fridge for the drizzle to set.
  9. Break the bark or cut with a knife into pieces (big or small, up to you).
  10. Store in the fridge.
http://swisspaleo.ch/dark-chocolate-autumn-bark/

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2 Comments

  1. Oh I want some of that!!!

    • Well then, I’ll have to make you some next time 🙂