To celebrate those wonderful local superfoods I am going to show you how to whip up a healthy Superfood Chocolate Bark.
What are superfoods anyways and why do they always come from the other side of the world? Superfoods to me are foods with a very high nutritional value. But if that is true, A LOT of foods are superfoods in that case. And yes, even though a lot of marketing people would disagree because they would like to sell their exotic products to us, it’s the truth. Are chia seeds more beneficial than linseed? No. So looking at existing superfoods which we have plenty of and that are locally available, makes total sense.
These (local) Superfood Chocolate Bark are a perfect example of the beauty of ingredients we have available in Germany. Make sure you pick the ones which are available where you live!
You only need a handful of ingredients. The bark is fully customizable to your tastebuds by switching out nuts, seeds dried fruits that you have available! Treat yourself to this healthy chocolate bark or gift it to your loved ones!
Superfood Chocolate Bark
- ½ cup molasses or maple syrup
- 2 tbsp linseed oil
- 2 tsp espresso powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 handful hazelnuts
- 2 handful walnuts
- 1 cup uncooked organic amaranth
- 1 handful dried Aronia berries or any other dried berry
- 1 cup seeds/nuts of choice I chose linseed, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds
- 300 g vegan chocolate
- Carefully melt the molasses/syrup in a double boiler and add the oil. Whisk in the salt and the espresso powder and put aside.
- In a big bowl mix the amaranth, walnuts, hazelnuts, aronia berries and your seeds of choice.
- Pour in the syrup mixture and fold it into the dry ingredients. Make sure everything is covered nicely.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture onto the tray evenly. Bake for half an hour or longer – it should look golden brown. Let it cool for 30 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate and pour over the bark, spread evenly with a spatula. Transfer to the fridge to chill.
- Now comes the best part – breaking this massive plate into chunks. Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or espresso!