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Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

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Summary

Yield
large squares
Prep time15 minutes
Tagscoconut oil coconut sugar Hershey's cocoa special dark roasted almonds Water

Description

Dark Chocolate Almond Bark using 5 ingredients: coconut sugar, water, coconut oil, Hershey's Cocoa Special Dark, roasted almonds

Ingredients

1/3ccoconut sugar
1Twater
1/2ccoconut oil
2/3ccocoa powder
1 1/2calmonds (roasted and chopped)

Notes

Any other sugar or sugar substitute, adjusted for sweetness, can be used as long as it is in liquid form.

Photos are from two different batches of my homemade dark chocolate almond bark, one with more almonds than the other!

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread a single layer of almonds in a rimmed baking pan for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking the pan often. Let cool. Chop nuts.

Line a 9x13 inch rimmed baking pan with parchment paper, covering the bottom and sides of the pan.

Over a double boiler on low heat, add coconut sugar and water and whisk until creamy. Remove top of the double boiler from the water, dry bottom, and set aside.

In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil until slightly warm. Add to sugar mixture and whisk together. Add cocoa powder. Using a silicone spatula, mix the chocolate, scraping bottom and sides of pan. Stir in almonds.

Pour the chocolate mixture into a baking pan lined with parchment paper and spread until it covers the entire bottom of the pan.

Refrigerate or freeze until hardened.

Cut or break into pieces.

Photo: 
Dark Chocolate Almond Bark made 8.
Dark Chocolate Almond Bark
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Comments

Michael's picture

BEWARE: Addictive Candy!

These things are absolutely addicting! Best (chocolate) candy I've had in a long time. And I don't even like chocolate candy all that much...

The coconut oil (don't use the unscented kind!) lends a fantastic coconut aroma to these sinful little goodies.

The only problem is: do I stick to the diet, or eat a pound of them?

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

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Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

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