This chocolate tastes so good! It even passed the husband test. These are the exact words that came out of his mouth – “this chocolate tastes better than the ones you buy from the shops”. Well…that was unexpected. If you have a craving for chocolate right now, I guarantee that you’ll be able to make this quicker than it will take you to go down to the shops and buy a block of the sweet stuff. And an extra bonus is that it will be much MUCH healthier! Minimal sugar and packed with antioxidants from the high amount of cacao powder and extra toppings. As if you needed for encouragement to have chocolate anyway.
½ cup cacao powder
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
2 Tb maple syrup
2 Tb nut butter (I use mayvers super spread)
1 Tb coconut milk
1 Tb coconut oil (melted)
1 Tb coconut shavings
1 Tb cacao nibs
3 chopped medjool dates
7 chopped cherries (I used frozen)
Line a tray with baking paper. To make the chocolate, mix together the cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup in a bowl until smooth. In a separate bowl mix together the swirl ingredients until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the baking paper. Use a tablespoon to drop the swirl mixture onto the chocolate in random patterns. Scatter over the toppings. Place the tray in the freezer for ~30mins or until set hard. Break the chocolate into bite sized “bark” pieces and return to freezer or fridge in an airtight container wrapped in baking paper. Make sure you keep the chocolate in the freezer/fridge to keep it from melting.