Nut Butter Bark
I often want something to snack on, but I prefer to snack on something that isn’t going to see me hosting a pity party for myself post snack. We already know that I don’t really like to eat chips or processed chocolate, so the other night I put on my lab coat and got crazy in the kitchen trying to prepare something that would satisfy my wantings. And what do you know, I hit the jackpot!
So…I love chocolate. I also love peanut butter. Are you noticing a theme here? Well, as it turns out, if you marry chocolate with peanut butter, along with a few extras, you get this beautiful creation that I like to call Nut Butter Bark. Now if you don’t eat peanut butter, then you can substitute it for any nut butter you so desire. But me personally, I think the peanut butter gives it a real kick! Just be sure to use organic peanut butter without the additives and sugars, or even better, make it yourself!
I made the bark, tried the bark and then found myself returning to the fridge to devour the entire lot (yes by myself) across a couple of days. I don’t recommend doing that because well, everything in moderation and all that, but Cheese and Rice this stuff is good!
Give it a go and let me know what you think…
- 1/2 C Coconut Butter
- 1/3 C Nut Butter (e.g almond or macadamia or cashew)
- 1 TB Peanut Butter (can substitute for nut butter instead, but I love PnB!)
- 1/3 C 85% Dark Chocolate, unsweetened (or even better, your own homemade raw choc)
- 1 TB Maple Syrup (or Rice Malt Syrup or Honey) *Optional
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1. Melt the coconut butter slightly
- 2. Mix the coconut butter with the nut butter
- 3. Add the peanut butter, maple and spice to the mixture and mix well
- 4. Melt the chocolate
- 5. Pour the coconut and nut butter mixture into a cling wrap lined 8x5 tray
- 6. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the nut butter mixture over the use a toothpick to drag lines through your bark
- 7. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes and then remove from the tray and break into pieces
- 8. EAT! oh and store it in the fridge when not eating!
- You can add more or less chocolate to this mixture depending on your taste preferences. I used just under the 1/3 C and it was tasty!