Dark Chocolate Seed Bark

This dark chocolate seed bark is made with ingredients that are good for you, so you don’t have to feel bad about indulging your chocolate craving! It is easy to make too!

Chocolate treats are the best treats. No question, as far as I am concerned. That’s why I am so excited to share this recipe with you all today. Not only does it satisfy that chocolate craving, but it is also healthy!

Loaded with a variety of seeds, this chocolate bark not only incorporates the health benefits of dark chocolate, but it also includes loads of nutrients from seeds.

It is also easily customizable. Feel free to play around with the ingredients! Use more or less of one seed or omit it all together. Just have fun and make it to your liking!

dark chocolate seed bark cut into triangular pieces and laid out on parchment paper.

Ingredients in Dark Chocolate Seed Bark

As mentioned above, this bark is completely customizable. I added a variety of seeds but also included ingredients like dried cranberries and almond slivers. Feel free to change things up to suit your own tastes or use the ingredients you have at home.

  • Coconut oil
  • Quinoa
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almonds slivers
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Sea salt

How to make dark chocolate bark

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt coconut oil and add quinoa. Toast for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add all the other ingredients, except for the chocolate and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Pour seed mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread into a thin layer. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes or until the outer edges begin to turn a golden brown.
  4. Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and warm 30 seconds at a time until all the chocolate is melted. Be sure to stir in between each 30 second interval. Pour on top of the seed mixture and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. You may wish to sprinkle the bark with additional seeds or almond slivers or you can leave it as is.
  5. Allow to cool. To speed up the process, you can place it in the refrigerator for 40 minutes or in the freezer for 20 minutes (make sure the baking pan is no longer hot when you do this).
  6. When cool, cut into pieces or break it up with you hands. Enjoy!

Is Dark Chocolate Seed Bark vegan?

This recipe is vegan, provided you choose your ingredients accordingly. As listed, I use dark chocolate chips in this recipe but not all dark chocolate chips are dairy-free so be sure to choose a vegan variety to ensure this recipe remains vegan. Also, be sure to use maple syrup as the sweetener over honey as honey is not considered vegan.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

-Cathy

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dark chocolate seed bark cut into triangular pieces and laid out on parchment paper.

Dark Chocolate Seed Bark

Herbs and Flour
This dark chocolate bark is made with ingredients that are good for you, so you can feel good about indulging a bit on this one!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Dessert, Healthy Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 273 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almonds slivers
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt coconut oil and add quinoa. Toast for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add all the other ingredients, except for the chocolate and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  • Pour seed mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread into a thin layer. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes or until the outer edges begin to turn a golden brown.
  • Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and warm 30 seconds at a time until all the chocolate is melted. Be sure to stir in between each 30 second interval. Pour on top of the seed mixture and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. You may wish to sprinkle the bark with additional seeds or almond slivers or you can leave it as is.
  • Allow to cool. To speed up the process, you can place it in the refrigerator for 40 minutes or in the freezer for 20 minutes (make sure the baking pan is no longer hot when you do this).
  • When cool, cut into pieces or break it up with you hands. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate, dark chocolate, seeds
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