Dark Chocolate Beauty Bark with Chia Seeds, Pepitas, and Goji Berries

Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! One of the things I missed most during my sugar detox was having a little nibble of dark chocolate at the end of meals. This is a habit I learned from my mother, who, up until earlier this year when she gave up sugar for good, used to have an entire pantry cabinet dedicated to fancy dark chocolate bars of various cacao densities and flavors.

I couldn’t always afford this type of pantry-loading. Cherry dark chocolate with sea salt doesn’t come cheap, especially when you eat 3 meals a day at home, and 1 square can easily turn into the whole bar by 3pm. So I started keeping dark chocolate chips in the fridge instead as my go-to meal end-cap.

Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Opening the fridge became a very arduous task during my sugar-free month, with all those chocolate morsels staring me down from the butter shelf. But once I had done my time, I wanted my period of sugar parole to include just a few special treats, and not my old daily chips-to-the-face routine.

So I decided to get rid of the stash once and for all by throwing them into a mixing bowl and creating this healthy dark chocolate bark recipe. It feels like more of a special occasion indulgence than my mindless mouthfuls of ghirardelli. Plus, this bark includes a lot of amazing skin-clearing ingredients that I’ll be highlighting as part of this month’s green beauty challenge.

Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Healthy seeds like flax, chia and pumpkin are great all-around additions to your beauty routine. Pepitas in particular are very high in zinc, which Britta Plug went on and on about during last year’s Wellness Wednesday chat as one of her favorite ingredients for clear skin.

Earlier this fall, I shared a recipe for these beauty bon bons, which my facialist Nichola gives out at the end of every session. The combination is always slightly different and on my last visit she included Goji berries instead of the usual chopped apricot or dried cherries. Since she’s my skin-friendly sweet treat sensei, I decided to give the the gojis ago in my beauty bark recipe.

I come across Lily’s Chocolate Baking Chips as I was shopping for my mix-ins and decided to try cutting the regular chocolate chips with this sugar-free option. Usually I find stevia has a cloying aftertaste, but these chips tasted just like the real thing. They’re on the pricey side, but I highly recommend if you’re looking for a healthier option to stock in your fridge for snacking.

Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert! Are you taking on any green beauty challenges of your own this month? Make sure you check out my guide here and let me know what you’re up to in the comments. All of this month’s recipes are going to be dedicated to eating yourself pretty, so at the very least, I hope you give some of them a try and start the process of beautifying yourself from the inside out!

Xo
Phoebe

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Beauty Bark! A Quick and Easy Dark Chocolate Bark Recipe with Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and Goji Berries | A Great Healthy Snack or Dessert!

Dark Chocolate Beauty Bark with Chia Seeds, Pepitas, and Goji Berries

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Serving Size: 10-15

Dark Chocolate Beauty Bark with Chia Seeds, Pepitas, and Goji Berries

Ingredients

  • 20 oz dark chocolate chips (about 4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup dried goji berries
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and clear a space for it in your fridge.
  2. Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave (use 20 second intervals and stir after each one).
  3. Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread with a spatula to form an even layer. Sprinkle the melted chocolate with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate until the chocolate has hardened, about 2 hours.
  5. Break into rustic chunks and store in an airtight container in the fridge for healthy snacking.

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Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network #ComfortFoodFeast below

The Lemon Bowl: Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Creamy Cheese Frosting
The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Black & White Brownies with Orange Glaze
Virtually Homemade: Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Coconut
Creative Culinary: Raspberry Boccone Dolce (Pavlova with Chocolate and Raspberries)
Daisy at Home: Mocha Mousse Marshmallow Cake
The Mom 100: Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter Cakes
Dishin & Dishes: Espresso Truffles
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
The Cultural Dish: Moroccan Pots de Creme
Red or Green: Dark Chocolate Truffles- 4 Flavors 
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Chocolate-Coconut-Cashew Bark with Sea Salt
The Wimpy Vegetarian: Chocolate and Pretzel Bark with Sea Salt
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Fudgy, Chewy Brownies {dairy free}
Haute Apple Pie: Mississippi Mud Pie
Taste with the Eyes: Chocolate Mint Parfaits with Chocolate Hearts
Food for 7 Stages of Life: Everyday Chocolate Granola
FN Dish: Melt Hearts with Handmade Chocolate Sweets — Comfort Food Feast

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21 Responses to Dark Chocolate Beauty Bark with Chia Seeds, Pepitas, and Goji Berries

  1. Rachel says:

    I totally keep chocolate chips in my freezer as a meal end-cap! I try not to break into them until after lunch though. 😉 These looks delicious! The red Goji berries make them perfectly festive for Valentine’s week.

  2. Frankie says:

    You can order the choc chipps online but according to several reviews they sometimes arrive melted. So this is a perfect solution!

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