Raw Peppermint Chocolate Bark | From Scratch
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Bring this everywhere you go this Holiday! This peppermint bark made from raw cacao is delicious, simple, festive and elegant.
Recipe type: dessert, snack
Cuisine: christmas, holidays, sweets
Serves: 10
  • 2 cups cacao butter
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup goji berries
  • ½ cup raw or roasted pistachios, chopped (shells removed)
  1. Cover a pan or plate (about 7 inches wide) with parchment paper.
  2. Set up two double boilers (one will be for the white chocolate, one for the dark): add two inches of water to 2 saucepans and bring them to a simmer. Place a heat proof bowl (glass, stainless steel, or another pot (if it fits without falling into the water)) on top of the simmering water in the sauce pan (there should be about 1-2 inches of space between the water and bottom of the bowl).
  3. Separate the cacao butter in half, then add one half to each of the double boilers. Stir until melted.
  4. In the first bowl, add all of the cacao powder, half of the maple syrup, half of the vanilla, and half of the peppermint.
  5. In the second bowl, add the other half of the maple syrup, vanilla and peppermint.
  6. Whisk each until mixed thoroughly (cleaning the whisk between bowl switches).
  7. Remove the dark chocolate bowl, and dry the bottom of the bowl on a kitchen towel; this will prevent steamy water drops from mixing in with your dark chocolate.
  8. Pour the dark chocolate over the parchment covered pan.
  9. Remove the white chocolate in the same way, and dry the bowl. With a spoon, pour dollops of white chocolate in the dark. Try to create 1 inch polka dots of white all over the dark.
  10. With a chopstick or the end of a spoon, swirl the chocolates together (SO satisfying).
  11. Place the plate in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  12. Take it out and sprinkle the goji berries and pistachios all over. Feel free to add anything else you want here!
  13. Place the plate in the fridge for 1 hour, or freezer for 30 minutes.
  14. Once solid, break apart into bark.
  15. Store in a Tupperware in the fridge. Bring to all the Christmas parties.
  16. **Simplify this recipe by taking out the swirls to make it solid dark chocolate. Just use one double broiler and add the ingredients to the bowl as you would normally for the dark chocolate part. **
Recipe by HookedOnPlants at https://hookedonplants.ca/2017/12/28/peppermint-goji-pistachio-chocolate-bark-raw-from-scratch/