So it turns out the two foods I’m most obsessed with in life can be combined into one delicious, although not so pretty to look at, combination: COCONUT ALMOND BARK. I added to almonds to make it “healthier”, but it is delicious and simple to make.
I just took about two chocolate bars, a cup of almonds and about 11/2 cups of coconut, and went to town. I really like the coconut from Tropical Traditions because they don’t add any sugar, and they ensure that it’s gluten free. Go to http://www.tropicaltraditions.com you want more info about their products. I didn’t have a real double-broiler, so I just put a smaller pot on top of a larger pot that had boiling water in it, and put the chocolate bars into the smaller pot. It took about 7 minutes or so for the chocolate to melt.
During that time, I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper and stirred the chocolate frequently. I added about half of the coconut and three-quarters of the almonds to the wet chocolate mixture. I then poured the mixture onto my lined cookie sheet.
While it was still wet, I sprinkled the rest of the coconut on top of the mixture, and pressed the almonds down onto the mixture. Finally, I placed the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 15 minutes.
After the chocolate hardened, I broke it into pieces and placed it in plastic bags back in the freezer.
Now whenever I have coffee or tea or just feel like a delicious combination of chocolate, coconut, and almonds, I just take a piece out of the freezer, and it eat it straight from there. It was so simple to make and makes me feel like I’m eating a special dessert any time of day. It’s great to give as a gift (In prettier packaging, obviously) if you’re strapped for cash during the holidays. Enjoy! Step-by-step pics below: Below is the coconut brand I used. I mixed the shredded with the chunkier coconut, but either is fine This is when I first poured it on the cookie sheet after heating the chocolate in a double-broiler and stirring in the other ingredients After sprinkling additional coconut and almonds on top After freezing, I started breaking it apart and storing
Here are some pics: