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A lot of people think that because I bant, I’ve had to give up all the good things. And while this is certainly true in some cases, like traditional baked goods, there are a lot of the finer things in life I still get to enjoy, now I just make sure it’s high fat and low sugar and it’s a go!

My favorite things include coffee, wine and chocolate!

And I can have them all, in moderation, while banting, so long as I follow a few simple rules.

  • Coffee is made with full cream milk
  • Wine is dry and never sweet and drunk in moderation
  • Chocolate, if it’s dark like 70% or higher, is ok on occassion

One of my favorite treats (and note that this really is a treat and not to be eaten daily) is chocolate bark. 

Banting Friendly Chocolate Bark

And of course, with Food Lover’s Market’s wide variety of nuts and snacks, you can get really creative with this recipe and make a delicious, guilt free snack!

I originally found the recipe in the Raising Superheroes cook book and have adapted it slightly over time.

The recipe I’m sharing today is the original chocolate bark recipe, but with added zing of Himalayan Salt with Macadamia Nuts & Toasted Coconut!!

It’s freaking beautiful! I love how the slightly salty flavor mixes with the bitterness of the dark chocolate and the crunch of the nuts.

Chocolate Bark
Serves 6
A guilt free chocolatey treat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
298 calories
20 g
12 g
24 g
3 g
12 g
49 g
398 g
12 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
49g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
Calories from Fat 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 12g
62%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 398mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g dark chocolate - 70% or higher, I used 99% for this recipe
  2. 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  3. 2 tablespoons of butter
  4. 1/4 cup roughly chopped toasted macadamia nuts
  5. 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
  6. 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler melt the chocolate, coconut oil and butter over a low heat.
  2. Once melted & liquid, toss in the Himalayan salt and stir.
  3. Toast your macadamia nuts and coconut flakes in a little coconut oil.
  4. Line a small baking sheet with bakers paper
  5. Pour the chocolate onto the sheet and spread it out till it's about 1cm thick.
  6. Toss the macadamia nuts and coconut flakes onto the chocolate, making sure as much of it as possible sticks to the chocolate.
  7. Either refrigerate and wait for it to set, or if you're impatient like me, pop it into the freezer. It sets pretty quickly this way and will be ready to eat within an hour.
  8. Once set, break into pieces and serve.
  9. Store in your fridge or freezer as you'll see the chocolate melts quite quickly.
Notes
  1. Remember this is a treat and should not be eaten daily.
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calories
298
fat
24g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
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Adapted from Raising SuperHeroes
The Blessed Barrenness http://www.theblessedbarrenness.co.za/

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45 Comments

  • Reply Marina Couperthwaite

    Macadamia nuts are the best!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Nicola Meyer

    I love eating mixed nuts and also plain yoghurt mixed with a bit of trail mix

    October 17, 2016 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Cupcake

    I’m terrible at snacking in all honesty. But when I do it’s usually popcorn cause it’s cheap. If I happen to have actual shopping money then usually we get nuts or I really love munching on carrots

    October 17, 2016 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Lauren George

    My favorite nuts are roasted cashews, healthy snacks are raisins. I will be trying this recipe as soon as I get down to my nearest Food Lovers branch

    October 17, 2016 at 8:34 am
  • Reply Darryn van der Walt

    Pistachios!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:43 am
  • Reply clairehenderson

    My fave healthy snack is almonds! Roasted and salty or plan. Yummt!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Michelle Oosthuizen

    This looks and sounds totally amazing! Will definitely be trying this recipe!

    October 17, 2016 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Anelle Tewson

    Cashew nuts are amazing! Even better in chocolate or nougat.

    October 17, 2016 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Eli

    I’m easy to please a block of 85% lindt, a few raw almonds and a sprinkle of goji berries and I’m happy. Best snack ever.

    October 17, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Reply mylifeonfoodandtravel

    I love a good trail mix 🙂

    October 17, 2016 at 9:41 am
  • Reply abbyonestilettoatatime

    I love mini cucumbers dipped in hummus!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    October 17, 2016 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Jenni Lawrence

    My fave snack is biltong sticks

    October 17, 2016 at 11:09 am
  • Reply chastin dreyer

    I love cashews and hazel nuts YUM

    October 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply saraessop

    I love cashew nuts and pecan nuts!

    October 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply MeeA

    I’m afraid that when it comes to snacking, I struggle to stay away from the unhealthy stuff. But I have made a few healthy snacks over the years that have been very well received! Earlier this year, I made some nutty breakfast bars that were a massive hit! Expensive to make, but soooo yum!

    October 17, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Cassey Toi

    My favourite nuts are cashews. They’re all kinds of yum.

    October 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Cashé Kidd

    My current obsession is plain yoghurt with almonds, grated apple and a dash of honey and some mixed spice. It’s like a little bit of apple crumble but without the guilt.

    October 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Depashni marie

    I love eating dried fruit,nuts and biltong as snacks.

    October 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Ross

    Yum!

    October 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Dina Dos Santos

    my favourite is definitely Macadamias

    October 18, 2016 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Nicole Price

    Macadamia nuts because they are delicious and very filling!

    October 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Jade

    I love dates, they’re my fav healthy snack

    October 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    I love Cashews.

    October 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Alet Swart

    Love pistachio and brazilian nuts

    October 19, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Nicole Dirks

    My fave health snack as got to be kale chips or Brazilian nuts

    October 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply cutemeryl

    Macadamia Nuts is life 🙂

    October 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply musingmaggs

    Favourite snack varies between nuts and biltong – I don’t really have a favourite 🙂

    October 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    I love cashews and pistachios!

    October 24, 2016 at 10:23 am
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