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A Dietician’s Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark

Nov 30, 2021 ● By Jessica Bippen
A healthy dark chocolate bark recipe with pistachios, cranberries and shredded coconut

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This dark chocolate bark recipe is holiday-themed with red, white and green toppings. Other topping options include almonds, dried fruit, sunflower, pumpkin or hemp seeds or granola.

6 oz dark chocolate
¼ cup raw pistachios
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp shredded coconut

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Create a double boiler by placing a saucepan filled with a few inches of water and topped with a glass bowl over medium heat. Bring the water to a boil. Add two thirds of the chocolate and let melt, stirring until smooth. Take off the heat and stir in the remaining chocolate.

Pour melted chocolate onto the prepared baking tray. Spread to ⅛-inch thickness. While the chocolate is still warm, sprinkle with dried cranberries, chopped pistachios and shredded coconut. To set, place tray in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes or in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Break the bark into pieces and serve. Store extra pieces at room temperature in an airtight container. 

Courtesy of Jessica Bippen, MS, RD. For more information, visit HUM Nutrition blog.

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