When we’re after a healthy sweet snack that takes no time at all, sugar-free* chocolate bark is our first port of call.
Sarah kicked us off with her iconic Raspberry Ripple recipe, and we’ve been pimping it ever since. The combo of rich cacao, salty butter and crunchy toppings is to die for. Plus, it takes just five minutes to prep!
While this chocolate bark is a little more effort than just melting chocolate, we can guarantee that you’ll love it for its health benefits and delicious taste. Here’s how to do it.
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder.
- ⅓ cup coconut oil.
- 80g salted butter.
- 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup.
- Toppings of your choice (we’re using melted peanut butter and frozen raspberries, for PB+J vibes).
1. Prep your toppings.
Chop, swirl and scatter your toppings of choice onto a lined tray or plate. Let this chill in the freezer while you’re prepping the other ingredients.
2. Melt and mix!
Pop your oil and butter into a saucepan and melt until combined (alternatively, you can heat in a microwave on 15-second increments).
Then, add the raw cacao and rice malt syrup. It is very important to combine these as thoroughly as possible!
3. Freeze and forget.
Once you’re happy with the consistency, take out your pre-chilled toppings and pour over the chocolate mix. Whack it in the freezer immediately to prevent the coconut oil from splitting.
After 30 minutes (or when it’s firm), simply slice or break up into pieces. And there you have it – a delicious, sugar-free treat!
We love to see your IQS creations (on Instagram? Use the hashtag #IQSJERF). Try these chocolate bark combos or dream up your own!
- Jaffa Ginger Bark (almonds + orange zest + grated ginger).
- Super Seedy Bark (buckwheat + sesame + quinoa puffs).
- Posh Rosey Bark (rosewater + food-grade rose petals + pistachios).
* While we quit fructose on the I Quit Sugar: 8-Week Program, this recipe contains a small amount of rice malt syrup (a blend of glucose and maltose). We recommend enjoying on special occasions and sticking to a small portion size, or cutting down on the sweetener even further.