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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dark Chocolate Bark with Seeds

I don't write much about desserts on this blog because we rarely eat dessert. But this is a tasty snack for after a healthy meal or to get you through the afternoon.  It's inspired by the Bon Appetit Food Lovers Cleanse.  

This is all you need for this easy, tasty treat:

100 grams dark chocolate
1/3 cup pepitas (raw, shelled pumpkin seeds)
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

First break up the chocolate in a bowl, then put it in the microwave for 1 minute.

It should be partially melted. Stir and microwave again for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until chocolate is fully melted.

Meanwhile, take your pepitas...

and toast them in a dry pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.

Then add the sesame seeds and toast for a minute more.

Once chocolate is melted and smooth...

Pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  

Spread the chocolate into a thin, smooth layer.

Sprinkle with the seeds and then with the salt.  

Let stand at room temperature for about 2 hours until set.

Then break into pieces and store in the fridge.  This makes a great snack.  The dark chocolate and seeds are a nice combination and much healthier than a handful of M&Ms or a muffin.  Enjoy!

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