Chocolate Bark {Daily Indulgence!}

chocolate bark - closeup with ingredients

Last year, when Husband and I did a post-holiday, post-vacation cleanse, we were surprised to see that we wouldn’t have to go without a little indulgence for the duration. This Chocolate Bark was on the recipe list, and it’s become our nightly treat.

I’ve tweaked the ingredients a little bit to add more crunch and additional good-for-you grains. I wasn’t sure what hemp seed was {or if it was even legal} when I first made this.  Now we’ve added chia seeds and a pinch of sea salt.

{I’ve so far resisted the temptation to try to grow a “Chia Pet” with the seeds I have on hand, but I won’t rule it out.}

chocolate bark - seeds

This recipe is in support of all those studies that say a little dark chocolate is good for you. One chunk of this with, say, a little glass of something red, and you’ve got yourself sweet dreams in the making.

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Chocolate Bark
  • ¼ cup hemp seed
  • ¼ cup pepitos
  • 3 Tbs chia seed
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (preferably 72% cacao)
  1. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit small baking sheet.
  2. Toast seeds together in small skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. (Watch closely and remove from heat just as the hemp seed starts turning golden.)
  3. Break chocolate into pieces, and place in microwaveable-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, and continue cooking in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted.
  4. Mix seeds into chocolate mixture. Add salt to taste.
  5. Spread chocolate on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Chop into squares. Makes 8 servings.


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5 Responses to Chocolate Bark {Daily Indulgence!}

  1. Bob N. July 18, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Wouldn’t hemp on its own have accomplished the same thing?

  2. Morgan Wood July 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Ha Bob! You try it and let me know!

  3. Sue September 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Morgan —
    Well, well, well – we finally got around to making the chocolate bark. We made a few tweaks (¼ cup salted sunflower seeds; 3 Tbs sesame seeds; no sea salt) and just sampled it 30 minutes ago. WE ARE HOOKED!!! It is exquisite!!!

    Thanks so much,

    • Morgan Wood September 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

      Sue, so glad you like it!!! I’ll have to try sesame seeds and sunflower seeds – sounds great! We allow ourselves one little square before bed, and it’s divine!!!

  4. Recipe for Hemp Seeds June 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow, thank you so much for posting this! It is gonna help when I research Hemp Seed at the market! Crazy!

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