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Dark Chocolate Matcha Bark

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Who says eating a healthy plant based diet doesn't include dessert?

Definitely not me!

Dark chocolate is one of my true loves and matcha is a serious superfood so I've combined them together for you in this simple recipe. 

Of course, I'm always trying to 'health' things up so I've also added pumpkin seeds for a little immune boosting zinc and hemp seeds for healthy fats and magnesium.

A plant based dessert that's delicious AND healthy? You're welcome friends...

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp matcha green tea
  • sea salt (optional)

Tips & Nutrition

Matcha is full of disease fighting antioxidants and is typically enjoyed as a tea so this is a fresh unique way to enjoy it.

Learn more about matcha like where to buy it and how to use it here.

Method

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Fill a medium size soup pot with about 2 inches of water and bring it to a low simmer. Place a similar size heat safe bowl (I use glass) on top of the pot and make sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Place the chocolate chips in the bowl and stir as they begin to melt.

Once the chocolate is 80 percent melted, stir in the pure peppermint extract and continue stirring until all the chocolate is melted.

When the chocolate mixture is completely melted and smooth, pour it onto the parchment paper and spread it out gently so that it is thin and in a rectangle shape. Sprinkle the coconut and seeds into the chocolate immediately so they sink into the warm chocolate a bit then lightly dust with the matcha and a sprinkle of sea salt (optional). Chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Once it is completely chilled, break into pieces and serve...the hardest part is waiting the 30 minutes of chill time ;-)

Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer to maintain freshness and crunch. 

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