Looking for a yummy treat for Valentine’s Day (or any time of the year)? Try this Paleo Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark. Not only is it Paleo, but it’s also gluten-free and vegan too. Win! It’s made with real food ingredients – like almond butter, coconut butter, maple syrup, and shredded coconut. It’s a treat that you’ll feel good about giving to the kids… and the adults.
And what’s so great about this recipe is that you can adjust the sweetness by going down to 2 tablespoons of maple syrup if you don’t want it as sweet. I often cut down on the natural sweeteners in a recipe because I find the chocolate chips more than make up for the sweetness. You can keep this Paleo Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark in the freezer to keep its shape and to make it last longer too.
I love making this Paleo Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark and gifting to teachers, neighbors, and friends. I’ve even made this bark and put into cellophane bags with a cute ribbon so the kids can gift homemade healthy treats for their friends at school for Valentine’s Day. That’s way better than the traditional candy that I know will be given out.
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- 1 cup of fresh strawberries, quartered
- ½ cup of almond butter, softened
- ½ cup of coconut butter, softened
- 3 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 2 heaped tablespoon of mini dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon of freeze-dried strawberries, crushed
- Place the fresh strawberry in the blender or a food processor and blend into a smooth puree
- Add the almond butter and coconut butter and the maple syrup and blend again. The mixture will be
- pretty thick now.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicone liner.
- Pour the strawberry –almond-coconut mix onto the prepared cookie sheet and with a spatula,
- spread it as thinly as possible.
- Top with shredded coconut, crushed freeze dried strawberries and mini chocolate chips.
- Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes or until firm.
- Break into pieces and enjoy with a glass milk of choice.
- Store leftovers in an airtight glass container in the fridge or freezer.
This Paleo Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark can be made with frozen strawberries as well. Let it thaw and then drain the excess liquid before pureeing.
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