Pistachio & Goji Berry Chocolate Bark

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This bark takes no time at all to make and is easy to throw together.  If you don’t have goji berries or pistachios on hand then substitute whatever you have available.

Cacao powder is different from cocoa powder as it hasn’t been roasted, toasted or cooked and therefore retains all its health benefits.  Cacao is known as one of the most powerful antioxidant foods available. It also has a high magnesium content which helps with the function of our digestive systems, brain, heart and bones.

Goji berries are also high in antioxidants and are known for strengthening the immune system.  I love how the goji berries, once frozen, go really chewy like caramel – which makes this bark rather more-ish!

As cacao powder is quite bitter I add honey to sweeten this bark but you can use any sweetener you prefer using in your cooking.  I would say to start off with a little amount and slowly add more to get the sweetness you desire.

Ingredients

-100g cacao butter

-1/4 cup cacao powder

-3 Tbsp. honey

-1/4 cup goji berries

-1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

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How To Make

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place a bowl over a pan of rapidly simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.

Put the cacao butter in the bowl and start to melt slowly.  Once it has melted add the cacao powder and honey and stir until thoroughly combined and no lumps.

Remove from the heat and stir in most of the goji berries and pistachios – reserving some for sprinkling over the top of the bark.

Pour the mixture on to the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle over the remaining pistachios and goji berries.

Place in the freezer until set.  Break up in to pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy 🙂

 

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