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By Annie Lawless

Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe

halloween cacao barkThis chocolate bark is my favorite fun & festive Halloween recipe that doesn’t contain ANY processed sugar or scary ingredients! And the best part is, it’s so easy to make and packed with extremely rich sources of antioxidants. Cacao and goji berries are bursting at the seams with healthy goodness you can’t find in any traditional store bought candies. They keep you healthy and energized through the most sugar overloaded holiday of the year (1)! To make this extra creepy, I added beet juice for a red tint, coconut flake bone pieces, and the goji berries peeking out to emulate dead body parts coming up from the grave. Spooky, right? ;) Enjoy!

Halloween Chocolate Bark Recipe

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 oz. shot of beet juice: try Suja's Sweet Beets or Purify!
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
  • 1/2 cup whole raw goji berries
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter

Preparation:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the coconut oil over low heat until it turns liquid and shiny.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the cacao powder, beet powder, maple syrup, and cashew butter until silky and evenly combined.
  3. Add the sea salt, half of the goji berries.
  4. Spread the chocolate mixture onto the prepared parchment-lined baking sheet and smooth out until the chocolate is level in one even layer.
  5. Sprinkle on the remaining goji berries and all of the coconut flakes. Place into freezer on a flat surface for about 20-30 minutes, until frozen solid.
Once frozen, break apart into pieces of bark and enjoy straight from the freezer. This melts very fast due to the coconut oil liquefying at room temperature, so store in the freezer until ready to consume. If you need a more portable bark option, use two cups of chopped pieces 88% or higher organic dark chocolate and follow the same recipe, but reduce the maple syrup by half. Instead of step 1, gently melt the chocolate over a double boiler being careful not to burn before following the rest of the directions above. Annie SOURCES:
  1. "Read Aloud Health Food Blog." MostYummy Publishing, 1 Oct. 2009. http://www.mostyummy.com/index.php?section=HT~%20Optimum%20Health