Healthy Chocolate Nut Bark

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This recipe for healthy chocolate nut bark is reminiscent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but this version is actually good for you.  When my family did the 10 Days of Real Food challenge, I knew I’d need some real food treats to get my children through the process.  I was happy to discover a no-bake chocolate coconut fudge recipe, which my whole family enjoyed.  I adapted it to highlight the nuttiness of this decadent-tasting dessert.  The result is a high-protein healthy chocolate treat that takes advantage of the benefits of coconut oil and shredded coconut.

My daughter loves when we have a batch of this healthy chocolate nut bark in the freezer. She has a sweet tooth, and I love being able to give this to her without guilt. Healthy chocolate is the key to happiness some days around here. :)

Healthy Chocolate Nut Bark

Healthy Chocolate Nut Bark

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts or cashews
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter or other nut butter
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet, and spread the mixture out to a thickness of ¼ -⅓ inch. I use my fingers to spread it out. It’s a sticky mess at this point, but I promise you it will be worth it.
  3. Place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, cut the bark into pieces and serve immediately or put it in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. This batch yields about 24 2-inch square pieces. Don’t leave the chocolate nut bark sitting out at room temperature or it will melt. Enjoy!
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We all need some healthy chocolate recipes. What are your favorites?

Comments

  1. Oooh! This looks and sounds so good!

  2. theteam124 says:

    That looks amazing! I don’t see a contact form on your site anywhere… would you mind dropping me an e-mail? I have a couple questions for ya! theteam(at)growingupnatural.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

  3. Love it!!!

  4. Could something be substituted for the coconut oil?? Thanks!

  5. huntfortheverybest says:

    sounds like a great healthy chocolate snack!

  6. I just took this recipe for a whirl and my husband and I LOVE it! We are both fans of mounds and almond joy bars, but have worked hard to improve our diet and don’t indulge in candy bars any more. So, boy was this a treat! I usually end up fiddling with recipes when I make them a second time, but there’s not a thing I will change in this recipe when (not if) I make it again. It’s perfect the way it is. We used cashews and almond butter. Delicious. Thanks for the post!

  7. My daughter is a year round swimmer and eats very little sweets but occasionally likes to indulge and this is the perfect recipe. Thanks!

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