Superfood Chocolate Bark

 

Superfood Chocolate Bark
 
It's a busy holiday season for me this year and I didn't have time to bake my usual batch of Christmas cookies. But I did have time to whip up some Chocolate Bark real quick. If you need a fast holiday dessert or a gift idea chocolate bark is perfect. It's easy and takes hardly any time at all to make. For this batch I used dark chocolate which has tons of antioxidants and decided to healthy it up some more by adding Goji berries and Pistachios. Plus the little bits of red and green gives the chocolate quite the festive look.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of Dark Chocolate
  • ½ cup of Goji Berries
  • ½ cup of Pistachios
Instructions
  1. Break up Chocolate into little pieces and place in a double boiler to melt. Or you can make your own double boiler by placing a bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Stir chocolate until it has all melted.
  2. Add ¼ of a cup of Goji berries and ¼ of a cup of Pistachios into the melted chocolate and stir.
  3. Pour the melted Chocolate concoction onto a cookie sheet and spread evenly.
  4. Sprinkle remaining Goji berries and Pistachios onto the top of the Chocolate.
  5. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator and let Chocolate set.
  6. Once Chocolate is hard you can break it up into chunk size pieces
Notes
Dark Chocolate is packed full of antioxidants. It helps prevent Heart disease and lower blood pressure. Dark Chocolate also stimulates the happy endorphins that enhance ones mood. When eaten in moderation chocolate can really be quite good for you!




Goji Berries are one of the best Superfoods out there, full of Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Minerals. In Chinese medicine they are actually considered to be an herb called Gou Qi Zi and are used to nourish blood, improve eye sight, and increase longevity. From a Western medical perspective they improve heart health and help to prevent cancer. With 21 trace minerals Goji berries are a completely protein source making this chocolate extra healthy!



Pistachios are rich in vitamin B-6 which not only nourishes the blood but also plays a crucial role in synthesizing neurons and regulating the nervous system. These nuts also help to protect our hearts health by lowering the bad cholesterol in the body and increasing the good cholesterol. Pistachios are also full of antioxidants and help to nourish the skin and support eye health.



And while this Chocolate is perfect for the holidays because of its festive appearance, it is also a healthy treat that can be enjoyed year round.