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Peppermint Chocolate Bark

Prep
10
Cook
10
Ready in
20
Serves
10

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. melted cacao butter (about ½ pound of solid butter)
  • 6 drops vanilla essence or 1 tsp. vanilla bean powder
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or Lakanto (grind into fine POWDER in blender first)
  • 1/8 tsp. stevia powder for more sweetness
  • ¼-½ tsp. high mineral salt (to taste)
  • 10 Peppermint Drops (essential oil or Medicine Flower)
  • ½ cup coconut-mint fudge (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup coconut chips (toasted or raw)
  • Optional: ½ cup goji berries, ½ cup cacao nibs, ½ cup dehydrated pumpkin seeds, ½ cup freeze dried raspberries or strawberries (any mixture or variation)

Directions

  1. The best way to melt cacao butter is to cut the block of cacao butter into chunks and run it through the shredder blade in your food processor, or use a hand shredder. Place in a food dehydrator in a metal/glass bowl until melted.
  2. Once your cacao butter is melted, measure butter into a bone-dry blender. Blend on high or mix by hand with all of the other ingredients
  3. To keep the chocolate mixture from getting solid while you are working with it, put it in a metal bowl inside a warm bowl of water (double boiler style).
  4. Use chocolate for making chocolate bars or bark by adding nuts or dried fruit.
  5. See coconut-mint fudge layer here.