PEPITA GOJI BERRY BARK - This bark is festive looking due to the green pumpkin seeds and the red goji berries! The recipe is gluten free and grain free. I recommend using Enjoy Life brand organic dark chocolate chips and then this treat is also dairy free, and soy free! The recipe as is makes about 10-12 pieces of bark. If you triple the recipe it makes a 13x9 size cookie sheet of bark with about 30 pieces.
1 cup organic dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
2 tablespoons of organic goji berries, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons of raw unsalted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
2 tablespoons of organic walnuts, roughly chopped
Pinch of coarse sea salt
1. Melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil over a double boiler on low heat, or in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously until all the chips are melted. If additional time is needed, microwave in 10 second increments to avoid burning the chocolate.
2. Stir in the goji berries, pepitas, walnuts, and sea salt.
3. Spread the mixture on parchment paper over a cookie sheet.
4. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to cool. After it has set, chop the chocolate into rough shaped pieces, or "bark".
Any dried fruit or nuts can be used. I made a batch with cranberries and it was yummy! Cherries and pistachios would also be festive.
Chia seeds can be added for more nutrition! Sprinkle them on top before refrigerating the bark, or mix them in with the other ingredients.
Recipe Source: Adapted from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo