Edible Gift: Dark Chocolate 'Bark': Sea Salt & Seeds

by - July 25, 2015

Thin pieces of dark chocolate enhanced with sea salt and mixed seeds

Jazzed-up 70% dark chocolate to enhance nutritional quality, taste and crunch!
Super quick and easy and makes a great gift :)  

Thin pieces of dark chocolate enhanced with sea salt and mixed seeds

This is the easiest thing ever and was inspired by an abundance of dark chocolate I had which I was saving to make into truffles and a bag of mixed seeds which I was going to turn into energy bites. This can, of course, be broken into much smaller pieces to create little "energy bites" if you like but also makes a great present as it looks so professional - just get yourself a gift box/bag.

This dark chocolate was a high end supermarket (taste the difference) 72% dark chocolate and I used almost two bars (some had been eaten previously nom nom nom) Everyone knows that dark chocolate contains antioxidants because it's such welcome fact! We all wish more stuff that tasted buff but was naughty gave us nutritional points, let's be honest. Chocolate can contain a lot of sugar so here we are jazzing it up with seeds which contain a whole universe of omegas and minerals - including magnesium which aid anxiety, potassium, zinc, vitamin E etc as well as protein and fat to keep you satiated. 


One small bag of whatever seeds you like, I used mixed.
2 bars of good quality dark chocolate
Good pinch of sea salt

Makes the above amount  (a handful) of 'bark*' 

*haha ok I will say now, by the way i'm only calling it BARK to be tongue-in-cheek upper class, I'm not really a complete prick.


Toast your seeds in a dry wok on a low heat until they smell toasted and slightly pop a little bit
Melt your chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water slowly stirring it all together as it all melts at different times.

Pour your chocolate out onto a parchment lined metal tray and then scatter your seeds and sprinkle with sea salt. 
Melted dark chocolate poured out onto parchment paper topped with seeds and sea salt waiting to set

Leave to set at room temperature for around 1-2 hours depending on thickness. Crack into whatever shapes you like! I did mine like this:

Thin pieces of dark chocolate enhanced with sea salt and mixed seeds
Wrap back up in the greaseproof paper and store in the fridge! 
Hope you like it! How do you want YOUR chocolate pimped? get in touch in the comments below and let me know if you make it :)

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