Best Almond Chocolate Bark with Granola Crunch
This almond chocolate bark with granola crunch is super simple to make, is loaded with protein and fibre, and is a healthy and decadent snack.
Servings 20 pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
To a bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, salt, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Spread out onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Stir, then bake another 5-8 minutes. Set aside to cool and break into smaller pieces.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl, over a pot of simmering water. Add half of the granola to the baking sheet.
Top with the melted chocolate. Then finish with the remaining granola, freeze dried fruit, hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds.
Allow to freeze or chill in the fridge then break into pieces.
I personally love to make my own granola from scratch because I like to modify it to my own taste preferences while also making it lower in sugar compared to most store-bought varieties. However, in the interest of saving time, you can definitely buy pre-made granola for this almond chocolate bark. Look for one that is lower in sugar and ideally one that has almonds, as well.
If you don't have freeze dried fruit available, you can use chopped dried fruit instead such as mango, cranberries, or apricots.
To melt the chocolate, I like to do it on the stove top by create double boiler. But you can also simply do this in the microwave by combining the chocolate with a bit of coconut oil and heating it up for 30 second intervals and stirring in between.
Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 6mg