I am sorry I am so late this week getting a new post up. A couple days I had planned on keeping track and taking pictures of what I ate throughout the day, and I forgot to take any more after lunch!
I do hope you enjoyed the snow day(s) you may have had from work or school and that you stayed cozied up with a blanket or fire. I know Matt and I did!
Today I want to share with you a quick and easy recipe for any of you chocolate lovers out there. I don’t know how many of you have a sweet tooth, but I feel mine is growing back and I just crave a little something sweet at some point in my day.
Of course, it’s ok to treat yourself to a candy bar, or a piece of birthday cake, or a dessert around the holidays, but there are ways you can enjoy chocolate and it not stop any progress or get you off track.
This chocolate bark is SO good and so EASY to make. It’s also very customizeable, so you can always tweak the ingredients that I used, as well as change up what you want to add in your chocolate bark.
Here’s what you will need:
-1 cup coconut oil (this can be found in almost any grocery store)
-1/2 cup peanut butter (not pictured, but I decided to add it in)
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon almond or butter extract
-Whatever add ins you want: pecans, candy, coconut, etc.
1.First, melt your coconut oil and peanut butter and mix together in a bowl.
2.Add in all other ingredients except for your add ins, and stir well.
3.On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, pour melted mixture evenly on pan.
4.Sprinkle on any add ins you wish, and place in freezer for 45 minutes to an hour.
5.Once frozen, break up in pieces, and store in freezer.
As you grab these out of the freezer, they are ready to eat. Some chocolate barks will be too hard and you have to wait a few minutes. With this made from coconut oil, it is not too hard, and it will feel as if it will melt in your mouth.
I am a BIG fan of this recipe and it will be something I will continue to make for years to come!
If you try this out, let me know what you think, and what you added in!