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Vegan Chocolate Bark

Happy Holidays! Can’t believe it’s already mid-December and Christmas will be here in no time. This is my second vegan Christmas and by tradition must make homemade treats for my friends and family as gifts. There are a lot of chocolate bark recipes out there during this time but this is not only quick and simple to make, but guilt-free!

For those allergic to nuts, you may always double up on the coconut flakes and dried cranberries or totally make this treat into a super food and add goji berries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and other dried fruits.

Vegan Chocolate Bark

Vegan Chocolate Bark

Vegan Chocolate Bark

2- 3.5 oz. Organic dark chocolate bar (72%)
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut flakes
3 tbsp dried cranberries
3-4 tbsp pistachio, roughly chopped
Himalayan Pink sea salt, optional

Prep a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roughly chop chocolate bar and melt on top of a double boiler.  Stir in coconut oil and maple syrup and stir. Make sure not to overheat chocolate as it will burn and not turn out smooth .

Pour melted chocolate on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle toppings. Optional: sprinkle a little sea salt for that extra special touch.

Refrigerate for about an hour. Break apart chocolate bark into desired pieces and enjoy right away or keep in an air tight container. You may always keep them in the freezer to hold preservation until ready to package up as gifts.

Tis the season for baking!

xoxo Sarah

Raw Chocolate dipped sea salt “Bacon”

Raw Chocolate dipped sea salt "bacon"

My friend (she failed on the fourth day) and I wanted to challenge ourselves with a  refined-sugarless March. People say with any diet or food challenge, the third or fourth day are the hardest, and it is just that! I needed something to fulfill my sweet tooth ASAP.  This is very simple and super quick recipe for those days when you’re craving something a little sweet and salty at the same time.

Upton’s Naturals is seriously one of the best vegan meat companies I’ve tasted thus far. What is better than vegan and healthy “bacon”?! The natural hickory smoke lingers in your kitchen once the seitan bacon hits that frying pan. YUMM!

Chocolate Dipped sea salt “bacon”:
1 package Upton’s Natural Setian Bacon
raw chocolate sauce (recipe below)
olive oil
sea salt

Pan fry bacon with a little olive oil. Flip once they start to crisp and brown. Dip in chocolate sauce. Place on parchment paper and sprinkle just a bit of sea salt on top. Place in refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to set.

Raw Chocolate sauce:

3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tbsp agave

Melt coconut oil on medium high in a deep pot. Add remaining ingredient and stir slowly making sure the chocolate does not break or burn. Sauce is ready once the mixture is well incorporated/melted.
Tip:* Chocolate sauce must be used right away.

Chop into bite sized pieces and use as topping to ice cream, pancakes, donuts or just enjoy as is!

xoxo Sarah