Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark

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If you ever find yourself with an insatiable craving for chocolate and peanut butter, do not despair, you can have exactly what your heart desires while still loving your body with the healthiest ingredients possible. This recipe makes a fun alternative to a classic chocolate peanut butter cup, and the ingredient list is simple and clean. Most peanut butter is roasted – so for a raw version use jungle peanut butter, make your own in a food processor or blender with un-roasted peanuts, or try another nut butter substitute like brazil nut, almond, or sunflower seed.

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Swirl
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter (RFR tip: use jungle peanut butter for a truly raw version or another raw nut butter of choice)
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup organic cacao butter
Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup organic cacao butter

Instructions

  1. *Melt the cacao butter for the entire recipe at the same time (total amount 3/4 cup). After it's melted, divide for each part of the recipe (example: 1/2 for the chocolate mixture and 1/4 for the peanut butter mixture).
  2. Add all the ingredients for the peanut butter swirl to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate to a small bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Line a rectangular baking dish (example: 15 x 10 x 2) with parchment paper and pour in the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate mixture in three horizontal rows from left to right.
  6. Using the tip of a knife, swirl the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate.
  7. Put the dish into the freezer for approximately 1 hour, or until it becomes hard.
  8. Remove the parchment paper from the baking dish, then the chocolate bark from the parchment paper and break into bite size pieces.
  9. Store in the freezer until ready to serve because it will get soft if left out at room temperature.
*Melting the cacao butter
  1. - "raw" option 1: put the cacao butter in a small bowl and add to a dehydrator at 115 degrees until it melts
    - non "raw" option 2: put it in a bowl over a pot of water on the lowest heat on the stove until it melts
    - non "raw" option 3: put it in an oven-safe bowl in the oven for a few minutes at the lowest setting until it melts, keeping a close eye on it
  1. Add all the ingredients for the peanut butter swirl to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Line a rectangular baking dish (example: 15 x 10 x 2) with parchment paper and pour in the chocolate mixture. Pour the peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate mixture in three horizontal rows from left to right. Using the tip of a knife, swirl the peanut butter mixture into the chocolate. Put the dish into the freezer for approximately 1 hour, or until it becomes hard. Remove the parchment paper from the baking dish, then the chocolate bark from the parchment paper and break into bite size pieces. Store in the freezer until ready to serve because it will get soft if left out at room temperature. Enjoy! NOTE This recipe will make approximately 20 pieces. &nbsp
Karielyn TillmanAbout Karielyn Tillman

Hi there, I’m Karielyn! I’m a wife and mother of three (daughter 20 years old, son 7 years old and son 5 years old) and I’ve been married for 24 years. I try very hard to make sure my family has healthy, nutrient-dense and wholesome foods to eat and that we avoid detrimental foods that can destroy and undermine our health.  Since I purchase the groceries and prepare the meals for our family, I do not take this responsibility lightly – it has always been my number one priority since embracing healthier food choices over 7 years ago. love to make everything I can from scratch and avoid processed foods as much as possible.  I'm very proud to have two young boys who love kale, goji berries, hemp seeds and my green smoothies. I am passionate about eating and buying healthy, organic, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods and ingredients and hope I can relay some of that passion with you.   On my website, The Healthy Family and Home, I share easy to make raw, vegan and gluten-free recipes using clean, wholesome ingredients.  I also provide "5 Fast Facts" about the key ingredients in the recipes I post listing the nutritional benefits of each one so you can "feel good about what you eat". No matter what diet plan you follow, I want to help you make healthier food choices, read ingredient labels and learn about what's in the foods you eat. Eat like it matters...because it does!

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