Who doesn’t love a piece of good chocolate, or more? Chocolate makes me happy. It’s comfort food for my soul. People enjoy and share chocolate when they are happy, celebrating something, when they are sad, or depressed, when it’s cold outside with a hot cocoa, or during the summer with some s′mores. Can you relate?
But, there is nothing easier than making chocolate bark. You can add just about anything and everything that you wish. Dry fruits, all sorts of nuts, sea salt, even a mystery ingredient… like the one in this recipe. Let’s make one together and then you go on and make your own!
Saw how easy it is to make? Melt the chocolate you like the most, choose the toppings you have on hand and make it as colorful and fun as you wish. This makes a great gift specially during the holidays. The chocolate barks can be personalized for everyone in your list. Think colors, flavor combinations and eliminate things they won’t like or can’t eat like nuts if they are allergic. The best part of this chocolate is that it is gluten and nut free. I love it!
Now, lets talk about the mystery ingredient I used. Bee pollen. Chemical analyses of bee pollen show that it is nutritionally diverse, primarily containing carbohydrates but also protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. At occasions I add about a teaspoon or so over my salad, over granola and even over ice cream.
Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate… anything goes when it comes to barks. As you can see my favorite includes sweet and salty flavors, double chocolate – always, and the nuts and dry fruits I happen to have in the pantry. Finally, bring in some marshmallow and graham crackers and turn this sweet and salty double chocolate bark into an even more gourmet treat!
Share with me, which is your favorite chocolate bark combination?