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. 🙂
- 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
- Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- 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.
- Place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- 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!
We all need some healthy chocolate recipes. What are your favorites?