Super Seed Chocolate Bark GF

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If your kids are like mine, they don’t just open the snack drawer and eat raw pumpkin seeds, they’er looking for a treat, like all the time.

I love this snack, because my family loves this snack.  I feel good that they are getting nutritious nuts and seeds into their diets. Mineral rich seeds such as pumpkin seeds help us attain manganese, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and decent amounts of many nutrients like copper and iron, and seeds also provide protein—a much needed part of our busy active lives.

Based on a recipe from Enjoy Life; I’ve adapted time and time again. Here is the basis for it with options for you. I usually double the recipe because these babies go soo fast.

  • 1-1/2 cups crisp cereal (whole grain crisp brown rice–any natural foods brand,or, crunchy flax or crunchy flax and chia by Enjoy Life are the best ones)
  • 1 cup seed/dried fruit mix (about  2/3 cup seeds {pumpkin, sunflower, 1-2 TB sesame seeds} and/or nuts {roughly chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans} with about 1/3 cup dried fruit (raisins, chopped dried apricots, and dried cranberries; coconut flakes are also great.)
  • 1-1/2 cups organic dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (if it’s not organic, find chips that do not contain butter fat–Trader Joe’s semi-sweet morsels are one I know of)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
  • Pinch cardamom
  • Pinch cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet or large plastic cutting board with wax paper and chill in freezer while preparing bark.
  2. Put cereal, and nut/seed mix into a bowl.
  3. Melt chocolate with oil in a double boiler simmering over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Stir in the spices.
  4. Pour chocolate into bowl with cereal. Stir until well coated.
  5. Spread mixture onto wax paper. Return to fridge or freezer until hard.
  6. Break into serving-size pieces

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About Fit, Healthy, Happy Home

I now more than ever dedicate all that I do to the Lord and His purposes. As a trainer and natural foods consultant, mother of 3 and wife to an anointed husband, My blog reflects my walk with God and what He gave us, and how to prepare foods the best way possible, and my desire to get others in shape.
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