Homemade Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bark

Homemade Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bark

Feb 17, 2024Sanguina Inc

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Homemade Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bark recipe, where simplicity meets elegance. This recipe is designed for those who appreciate the finer things in life-- the rich, bold flavors of dark chocolate complemented by the vibrant zest of cranberries and the subtle crunch of nuts. This is ideal for the health-conscious gourmet or anyone looking to refine their snacking options. Follow along as we detail the steps to create a snack that's as beneficial to your health as it is pleasing to your taste buds.

  • 4 ounces of high-quality dark chocolate (high cacao content), roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of smooth avocado oil 
  • Pecans, unsalted
  • Pistachios, unsalted
  • Dried cranberries

  • Begin by lining a small baking tray with parchment paper, ensuring the paper hangs over the edges for easy removal.
  • In a microwavable mixing bowl, melt the chopped dark chocolate in short bursts, stirring between each interval to ensure even melting and prevent scorching.
  • Once melted, blend in the avocado oil until you achieve a silky-smooth texture.
  • Carefully pour the melted chocolate mixture onto the lined tray, using a silicone spatula to evenly spread out the chocolate.
  • While the chocolate is still warm, scatter the surface with the prepared pecans, pistachios, and dried cranberries, creating a harmonious balance of textures and flavors.
  • Gently press the toppings into the chocolate then cover the tray lightly with cling film, and set in the freezer for about half an hour or until the chocolate is firm.
  • When ready, lift the set chocolate bark from the tray using the overhanging parchment edges and transfer it to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, divide the bark into desired portions.

Health Benefits:

This easy chocolate bark recipe isn't just a pleasure for the senses; it's a boon for your body. Dark chocolate, especially when it contains a high percentage of cacao, is brimming with flavonoids that promote heart health by enhancing blood flow and reducing inflammation. It also boasts high levels of antioxidants, which defend against oxidative stress and bolster the immune system. Add in the joy-boosting qualities associated with mood-enhancing compounds in dark chocolate, and you've got a treat that lifts spirits as well as supports physical health. Moreover, the fiber present in dark chocolate, alongside the nuts, aids in digestion and contributes to a feeling of satiety, making this treat both filling and fibrous.

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