Tart Cherry, Hemp and Cashew Bark
Why buy chocolate at the store when you can make your own and know EXACTLY what is in it! Super easy and only takes 15 minutes!
chocolate, chocolate bark, tart cherries
dairy free, Gluten-Free, paleo-friendly, vegan,
Desiree Nielsen, RD
(virgin or naturally refined)
cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
dried tart cherries
raw pumpkin seeds
learn about the benefits of hemp hearts!
pure maple syrup
minced, uncrystallized dried ginger
(Ginger People and Buderims are great!)
pure vanilla extract
tiny pinch of salt
Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Gather and measure all of your ingredients before starting the recipe as it comes together quickly!
In a double boiler, or a small heavy bottomed pot over the lowest heat setting you have (I have a melt setting on my stove so that is what I used), melt coconut oil until liquid.
Whisk in cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla, hemp and salt until smooth
Add half of the cashews, cherries and seeds and stir in. Pour onto cookie sheet and top with remaining cashews, cherries and seeds.
Toss the cookie sheet into the freezer for ten minutes and then break into pieces. Store bark in a container in the fridge or freezer.
Note: Because this recipe uses coconut oil, the bark will melt quickly. Keep cold before eating!