Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

I’m not normally a big sweet tooth.  I’d rather have a burger than chocolate.

Normally.

My mom sent me home with these.  She is a confessed chocoholic.  She needed to make a healthy, low-sugar treat, and these were her final result.  “Let me know what you think,” she said.

It’s not unusual for me to come home from my parents’ house with food.  I casually opened one of the waxed paper packets as I made dinner and…

YUM.  What ARE these??

Rich, sweet, crunchy from the chia seeds…these are pure heaven.  And that’s coming from someone who’d rather eat a burger!

These have around 7g of sugar by my calculations.  Plus protein and fiber. Gluten free!  Really no cooking involved, just 4 ingredients.

Why haven’t you made these yet?

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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

  • 28 ounces 60% dark chocolate
  • 14 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3-4 cups dry roasted, unsalted almonds

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Melt the chocolate (either in the microwave or a double boiler) until it’s about 75% melted.  Remove from heat, stirring to finish melting.  Add chia seeds and almonds; stir.

Spread on the parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for an hour until firm.  Break into pieces, wrap in waxed paper and store in an airtight container.  Refrigerate if you like, but it’s not necessary.

Try cashews or peanuts instead of almonds!

Enjoy!