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Chocolate Pecan + Toasted Buckwheat Bark /// Homemade Treats ///

By Aldy M. @AlDenteGourmet

Chocolate Pecan + Toasted Buckwheat Bark /// Homemade Treats ///

Yes, it's time for a sweet 'wholesome' treat! Chocolate... my friends!!! I loooove chocolate, and who doesn't love chocolate, right? This super great chocolate bark is full of wonderful flavors, it's totally homemade, and you'd only need; pecans, almond flakes, toasted buckwheat and some medjool dates. Isn't that incredibly awesome! And did I mention that this chocolate bark is 'beyond easy' to make?...Well it is, I simply made this in minutes, really.

However, what I love about this treat (besides the simplicity in the making process) is that I know 'what is inside of it' . And to be totally honest, it makes me happy knowing that this sweet treat is homemade, without gluten or eggs. Just chocolate + nuts + seeds, that's all. And is absolutely satisfying and delicious without being extra (+extra) sweet and processed. I like keeping these treats in the fridge for when I feel like having a little bit of something sweet. This is one of my favorite flavor combinations but you can mix and match with whatever ingredients you have available at home. ; chia seeds, dried apricots, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, dried blueberries, walnuts,goji berries, etc. And they're beautiful and they make a great gift too, just wrap in treat bags and

Chocolate Pecan + Toasted Buckwheat Bark /// Homemade Treats ///


1 1/2 C. Dark Chocolate (for melting), finely chopped Line a baking tray with
1/2 C. Pecans, roughly chopped
1/4 C. Almond Flakes
1/4 C. Raw Buckwheat Groats, toasted
3 Medjool Dates, (s oaked in hot water for 1 hour) roughly chopped
Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt, to taste (optional)
non-stick baking paper and set aside.

In a saucepan, add about 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.Remove from the heat and place a bowl on top, add the dark chocolate, allowing the chocolate to melt (for about 7-8 minutes). Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

When chocolate is totally melted add the pecans, almonds, toasted buckwheat, dates and salt. Mix everything and pour chocolate mixture and spread out evenly (but not too thin). Place the tray in the fridge (for about 30-40 minutes) until chocolate has fully hardened.

When ready, break bark into pieces and wrap in treat bags o r keep it in an airtight container (in the fridge).

Chocolate Pecan + Toasted Buckwheat Bark /// Homemade Treats ///

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