This Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark really should be called “Antioxidant Chocolate Bark”.
It is a decadent treat made with some of the highest healthy antioxidant foods…like pomegranate seeds, dried blueberries and raw cacao.
And not only is it an ultimate healthy treat, but it only takes a few minutes to prepare once you’ve melted the cacao butter and you don’t even need a chocolate mold to make it!
You’ll never eat another store-bought chocolate bar touting healthy ingredients like pomegranate after eating fresh, raw, organic homemade chocolate bark made with clean ingredients you can control.
Here’s the ingredient list for a store-bought pomegranate chocolate bar:
Hershey’s Extra Dark Pomegranate Chocolate
Ingredients: CHOCOLATE SEMISWEET (CHOCOLATE, SUGAR, COCOA, MILK FAT, COCOA BUTTER, SOY LECITHIN, FLAVORS NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL, MILK) FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATES (POMEGRANATE JUICE CONCENTRATE, CRANBERRIES JUICE CONCENTRATE, APPLES JUICE CONCENTRATE, PINEAPPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE) (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “C-“
It has the typical GMO ingredients in processed chocolate…dairy, soy lecithin and refined sugar. And, it doesn’t even have pomegranate seeds, just “juice concentrate”.
Not only does this healthier version have real, raw, organic chocolate and real pomegranate seeds, but it’s also raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and has no refined sugars.
5 Fast Facts About Pomegranate:*
- excellent source of anti-oxidants
- good source of potassium with 1 cup containing 10% dv
- good source of vitamin C with 1 cup containing 26% dv
- 1/2 cup contains 3.5 g fiber
- 1 cup contains 2.6 g plant-based protein
5 Fast Facts About Blueberries:*
- packed with vitamin C at 25% RDA
- excellent source of dietary fiber
- high in anti-oxidants
- help to boost immunity
- can enhance brain health and improve memory
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Butter:*
- contains healthy omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fats
- good source of magnesium
- contains 4 x antioxidants than green tea
- good source of sulfur
- can help promote cardiovascular health
5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*
- super high in anti-oxidants
- promotes cardiovascular health
- contains essential fats
- can help to decrease blood pressure
- contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 teaspoon contains 3 g of protein and 3 g of fiber
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugars)
The Healthy Family and Home
For the chocolate
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1/2 cup organic raw cacao butter
- 1/4 cup organicmaple syrup
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
For the add-ins
- 1/2 cup organic pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup organic dried blueberries
||Melt the cacao butter: |
- "raw" option 1: put the cacao butter in a small bowl and add to a dehydrator at 115 degrees until it melts
- "raw" option 2: put it in a bowl over a pot of water on the lowest heat on the stove until it melts
- non "raw" option 3: put it in an oven-safe bowl in the oven for a few minutes at the lowest setting until it melts, keeping a close eye on it
Add the melted cacao butter and cacao powder,maple syrup and vanilla bean powder to a medium sized bowl and stir until smooth and creamy.
Gently stir in the pomegranate seeds and dried blueberries.
Line a baking pan with parchment or wax paper and evenly spread the mixture then put it in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until it hardens.
To serve, break off into individual size pieces.
This recipe will make approximately 4 - 6 servings.
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Ingredients: FLOUR ENRICHED (FLOUR, BARLEY MALTED FLOUR, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID […]
This Chocolate Strawberry Almond Protein Smoothie looks like a typical green smoothie, but it’s not.
Not only does it have strawberries, but almonds, superfoods and a new vegan protein powder from Vibrant Health, “PureGreen Protein”. It comes in both vanilla and chocolate flavor.
The lovely folks at Vibrant Health sent me a few samples of their products to create […]
These Goji Berry and Hazelnut Cacao Truffles are a spin off from the Cacao and Walnut Holiday Truffle recipe I shared a couple of months ago.
That recipe was originally inspired by the Raw Chocolate Tart recipe from the lovely Tabatha at Kitchen To Nirvana.
While the holiday truffle recipe was rolled in crushed goji berries, raw cane sugar and […]
Gatherings of any type with multiple people is always an occasion for snacks. This Healthy Party Dips Roundup features 4 dips that you will feel good about serving and enjoying.
All four recipes are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free and a couple are raw and paleo. But all are made with clean, healthy ingredients.
Spinach, avocados, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, […]
These Hazelnut Caramel Clusters are the perfect treat for that someone special for Valentines Day, a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.
And special occasions deserve special indulgences and this is one of those occasions.
When I was asked to create a new recipe with the Rawmio Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, I knew I wanted to make something really […]
I’ve been making this Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup for a while now, and it’s taken me a long time to get it to where I could finally say…perfect!
Normally when I make it, it has a broth-type of gravy and it was “ok” and everyone ate it, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
It needed something else […]
I’ve made these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oat Bars many, many times. Each time making little tweaks here and there.
After several months, I think I’m ready to share them with you.
My boys love my homemade chocolate chip granola bars but I decided to add a little twist to them.
I took my basic granola bar recipe, […]
This Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing comes compliments of my oldest son.
He recently had a taste of a restaurant version and asked if I would buy him some on our next grocery trip.
While I could have easily accomodated his request by just buying an organic store-bought version, my natural instinct was…”how about if I make you some”?
This Eggplant Tomato and Onion Stew is really simple to make with a minimal ingredient list, fresh veggies and it can be enjoyed plain or over quinoa, brown rice or even pasta.
I came across this recipe after browsing through a Woman’s Day magazine while visiting my parents and decided to make it for them for dinner that night […]
Making homemade almond milk is one of the easiest things you will probably ever make.
There are only 4 easy steps: soak, blend, strain and store and…there are only a few items you need to get started.
You will need a small bowl to soak the almonds in, a Vitamix, a nut milk bag and an air-tight glass storage […]
This Healthy Holiday Fudge recipe is probably the healthiest version of fudge you will ever find.
In fact, there are only 4 clean ingredients needed to make it.
It’s the perfect holiday treat to be able to enjoy and share, especially since it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.
Here are the typical ingredients in store-bought fudge and […]
I try to make some version of homemade granola at least once a week because between my husband and two boys, they can eat an entire batch in one breakfast.
They all have their favorites.
Both my boy’s favorite is my Homemade Peanut Butter Granola and this Coconut and Pecan Granola with Goji Berries has turned out to be […]
Here is a Healthy Artichoke Dip using clean ingredients and it’s also vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.
You don’t have to sacrifice the tangy flavor of artichokes and the creaminess the chickpeas add for a unhealthy version.
Here are the typical ingredients in a traditional artichoke recipe:
Ingredients: 1 block cream cheese, 2 cups mayonnaise, 1 can artichoke hearts, 2 green onions, 1/2 cup […]
I was inspired to make these healthy Cacao and Walnut Holiday Truffles from a recipe I’ve made many times.
The inspiration came from Tabatha at Kitchen to Nirvana.
And although I normally give you balls and treats with protein and superfoods, this is just a simple, luxurious and decadent treat to enjoy for the holidays.
But not to worry…they […]
What do you do when you have just a 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree leftover looking at you sadly?
Why you use it to make a healthy Pumpkin Protein Smoothie!
It’s a great way to get the comforting flavors of fall into a morning smoothie, and it’s also nice change from the green smoothies.
But you don’t have to […]
Although I thought I’d never stray from my Flourless Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies that I make at least once a week (sometimes twice), these Gluten-Free Vegan Walnut and Oat Brownies are pretty hard to pass up.
It’s another chocolate, gluten-free and vegan treat I can enjoy without any guilt and will easily satisfy a brownie craving…especially when they are […]
These Roasted Chickpeas with Chipotle and Lime are a tasty little snack that are really easy to make.
They are a healthy replacement for chips or other savory snacks and have lots of fiber and protein.
And, you can adjust the amount of chipotle to your preference.
This recipe makes enough for 1 – 2 servings, so if […]
These tasty Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread Squares started out as regular cornbread, but ended up being a delicious, dense, dessert-style cornbread full of pumpkin spice flavor.
Just so you’ll know what to expect…they don’t have a crumbly texture like cornbread but more dense and cake-like.
And although I made these to go with the vegan chili I made for dinner, […]
These Coconut Cashew Cookies are really easy to make and go perfect with a cup of tea or a fresh glass of homemade coconut milk.
Don’t worry if you don’t like the crunch of coconut flakes because I don’t either, but you won’t have the crunch because the coconut flakes are ground very fine in the food processor.
This Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa isn’t a savory side dish, but rather a sweeter quinoa dish.
It’s an “almost raw” dish with the exception of the cooked quinoa, but the creamy pumpkin sauce is completely raw and can be made very quickly with a Vitamix.
I topped it with cranberries but you can enjoy it plain or even with some […]