Seedy Quinoa Chocolate Bark

Fudge, Bark, and Candy + No Bake
April 25, 2017
Fudge, Bark, and Candy + No Bake
April 25, 2017

Seedy Quinoa Chocolate Bark

I am a super chocolate fan, but oddly enough I don’t eat chocolate bars that often. I think it’s because

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Seedy Quinoa Chocolate Bark

A healthier alternative to a chocolate bar, this Quinoa Chocolate Bark is filled with nuts and seeds to keep you full all afternoon!

I am a super chocolate fan, but oddly enough I don’t eat chocolate bars that often. I think it’s because I need more texture with my chocolate. Like, gimme some crunchy almonds or something.

So this week, I made this Seedy Chocolate Quinoa Bark. It delivers all the crunch, and all the chocolate. 

A healthier alternative to a chocolate bar, this Quinoa Chocolate Bark is filled with nuts and seeds to keep you full all afternoon!

I love decorating chocolate with colors and textures. So to accentuate the nuttiness of this bark, I topped it with pistachios and cacao nibs. And also dried rose hips and flaked sea salt.

A healthier alternative to a chocolate bar, this Quinoa Chocolate Bark is filled with nuts and seeds to keep you full all afternoon!

In other news, I just started reading Sweetbitter, a novel about a young woman who moves to New York City and finds herself working at one of the best restaurants in the city.

It feels so ridiculously appropriate to an old part of my life: young girl moves to NYC, works in restaurants, and sort of gets swept up in it all. The familiar sense of community, the regulars, the endless chit chat, the late nights, the sore muscles, and the energy of it all. I just got it last night and already I’m on page 120.

I highly recommend it to anyone who’s ever been in the restaurant industry, or who’s even just been curious about the allure of the restaurant industry. It’s fantastic.

A healthier alternative to a chocolate bar, this Quinoa Chocolate Bark is filled with nuts and seeds to keep you full all afternoon!

Hope you, dear friends, are off to a great week. Sending love to you all!

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Seedy Quinoa Chocolate Bark

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Ingredients

for the bark

  • 1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • pinch fine sea salt

for the chocolate top

  • 9 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
  • cacao nibs
  • dried rose petals
  • flaked sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all bark ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Place bark onto prepared baking sheet, and spread a large piece of plastic wrap over the top. Use a rolling pin to spread the bark out to a 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Remove plastic wrap from bark and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bark turns a nice golden brown. The edges will be slightly more cooked, but this is OK! Allow to cool slightly while you melt your chocolate.
  5. In a double boiler, melt chocolate and coconut oil. Spread evenly over cooked bark, drizzling the last little bit of melted chocolate to create a drizzle pattern.
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before topping with pistachios, cacao nibs, rose petals, and sea salt. Place in freezer for 30 minutes, then remove and cut into pieces!

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  1. I made this but the honey melted out and fell into my oven! My baking sheet didn’t have any sides. I’m going to try it again after I buy more ingredients cause I really want to make this!

  2. I’ve had this recipe window open on my computer for more than a week! These call to me!! The base is nearly everything I use in my seedy granola, so know I gonna love them. Plus they are beautiful!

  3. I absolutely loved Sweetbitter! It brought me right back to my server in Nyc days. What a great read!
    What do you think of adding brown rice crisps to the bark mix?