5-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Bark with Walnuts and Goji Berries


Dark Chocolate Bark with Walnuts, Goji Berries and a White Chocolate Drizzle


This chocolate bark is a family favorite and I am so excited to share the recipe with you! It is ridiculously easy to make, yields a large amount for a holiday crowd (or just to enjoy around the house!) and is gorgeous - plus, it's packed with nutrition! Dark chocolate and goji berries supply antioxidants, while walnuts supply anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. It's also the perfect make-ahead dessert for a holiday or dinner party, since it stays in the fridge (or freezer) and can be made one day or even one week before an event. I hope you love this tasty chocolate snack as much as we do!


Dark chocolate Bark with Goji Berries and Walnuts

Ingredients (yields 20 servings):

12 oz dark chocolate (try to find one that is at least 72% cocoa)

2 oz white chocolate

1 1/4 C raw walnut halves, unsalted

1/4 C goji berries, plus 2 Tbsp

1/8 tsp salt


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread walnuts in an even layer. Bake in oven about 5 minutes (be careful not to burn them). Chop walnuts into small pieces once cooled.

3. Place a glass bowl over a medium-sized pot of boiling water. Add dark chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

4. Add walnuts and 1/4 C goji berries to melted dark chocolate and mix ingredients until well-combined.

5. Remove aluminum foil from baking sheet and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour chocolate mixture over parchment paper and spread into thin, even layer with a spatula or spoon.

6. Place a small glass bowl over a small-sized pot of boiling water. Add white chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

7. Use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate over dark chocolate and gently flick the spoon to create small, thin lines. Top with remaining 2 Tbsp goji berries and sprinkle salt over chocolate.

8. Place bark in refrigerator on baking sheet and chill until bark is solid (at least 1 hour). You can leave the bark in the refrigerator overnight if needed.

9. Remove the bark and use your hands to break up the chocolate into small pieces so that is resembles a chocolate break-up. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or bag and enjoy within a couple of weeks!


Before Breaking Up Chocolate Bark!


Nutritional Analysis Per Serving


Calories 177 calories, Total Fat 13 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 28 mg, Calcium 32 mg


*While this recipe is not made with any gluten-containing ingredients, I recommend choosing certified gluten free products if all potential sources of gluten need to avoided, as in the case of celiac disease.


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