Salted Chocolate Coconut Bark {vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free}

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There are a few things that we as humans cannot live without. And one of those items is definitely chocolate! But why settle for store-bought, processed chocolate when you can make your own? This vegan salted chocolate coconut bark has minimal ingredients and is a no-bake recipe so you can have dessert in no time. Plus, it’s a healthy way to curb those chocolate cravings!

If you ask me, having a stash of chocolate on hand is almost crucial to keeping your sanity. Especially during the month of January when everyone places some extra emphasis on their goals. Regardless of your goals, a little bit of chocolate can definitely help take some stress off.

Salted Chocolate Coconut Bark Recipe

Oe of the biggest perks of this salted chocolate bark is that you don’t need a lot of it to get your chocolate fix filled! Made with real food ingredients, this salted chocolate bark is extremely rich so just a few small pieces will make you feel satisfied.

Using superfood ingredients like Wildly Organic Fermented Cacao Powder also means that you’ll be reaping the benefits of the gut boosting, antioxidants that cacao beans are known for. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent heart problems, infections and even lower your risk of cancer. This particular powder is cold pressed and one of the least processed chocolate powders you can use – meaning it’s one of the highest in antioxidant concentration.

While the powder on its own is slightly bitter, combined with a sweetener (in this case pure maple syrup) cacao powder creates a chocolate flavor that you can adjust based on your own personal preferences.

One of the other secrets to making this delicious quick treat is to toast the coconut first. This gives it a much more potent flavor and also adds a bit more crunch to the actual chocolate bark. Plus, chocolate and coconut go together perfectly no matter what recipe you use them in!

This homemade chocolate coconut bark can be whipped up in no time though I always tend to keep a small stash in my freezer. Just in case of chocolate emergencies. And because this dessert is full of healthy fats, it makes a great post-dinner treat!

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Will you keep a batch of this Salted Chocolate Coconut Bark in your freezer?

Salted Chocolate Coconut Bark
Are you a chocolate lover? Why settle for store bought, processed chocolate when you can make your own? This vegan salted chocolate coconut bark has minimal ingredients and is a no bake recipe so you can have dessert in no time. Plus, it’s a healthy way to curb those chocolate cravings!
    Servings12 servings
    Prep Time5 minutes
    Cook Time10 minutes
    Passive Time40 minutes
    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Add coconut flakes to a small baking sheet. Toast the coconut flakes at 350F for 3-5 minutes until light golden brown, watching carefully to make sure they do not burn. Remove from the oven and set aside.
    2. In a small saucepan, add the half cup of coconut oil and maple syrup. Heat on low until the coconut oil is just melted.
    3. Once the coconut oil is melted, whisk in the cacao powder until completely smooth. Then, stir in half the toasted coconut and a pinch of the salt.
    4. Pour the mixture into a prepared pan lined with parchment paper (I used an 8x8-inch dish) and smooth it with a spatula until it is even (it should be about ¼ inch thick).
    5. Sprinkle the remaining coconut and sea salt evenly across the top.
    6. Place the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen solid.
    7. Once the chocolate bark has completely set, heat the remaining teaspoon of coconut oil and the chocolate syrup in a small saucepan. Whisk together to thin out the chocolate.
    8. Then, drizzle the chocolate sauce over the frozen bark with a fork or spoon. Place it back in the freezer to set for five minutes.
    9. Once done, break into pieces and enjoy! The bark is best right out of the freezer or chilled slightly (for 3-5 minutes). Any longer and the coconut oil will begin to melt slightly.

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    Shelby is the blogger over at Fit As A Mama Bear. She's a Strength Coach, Nutrition Coach, and Chronic Foodie. But most importantly, she is the mama to two super cute little girls. Shelby enjoys sweaty workouts, tasty meals and trying her best to live holistically (though there's definitely a lot of trial and error there!). Most of all she loves sharing knowledge on everything fitness & health-related.