Fontina Spinach and Artichoke Breakfast Pasta Hash.
Because really, we can’t live on cookies alone.
We need a little health food.
And this bark? Yes, it is practically health food.
There has been a lot of sugar, chocolate, chips and cheese going on and I kind of felt like this was necessary.
Well, not really.
I actually had another not so healthy, super sweet dessert planned for today, but it totally failed. So I drowned my emotions in dark chocolate and then I made bark.
So while this bark may not be hopped up on sugar, loaded down with butter and garnished with crushed potato chips it is probably the best bark I have made to date.
Granted I think I have only made bark one other time and I think I just threw on some nuts and called it a day. Still, you have to try this stuff. The problem is, I can’t get everyone to finish off the other desserts around here. Not only is this bark delicious, it is just too easy to grab and go!
And it is so easy, which is definitely a welcomed idea in my head.
There is a total of seven ingredients, eight if you include the sea salt, and the hands on time is maybe ten minutes. Hallelujah!
Everything is all about the almonds. They are roasted in ground coffee beans with a touch of vanilla, a sprinkle of cocoa and a good dose of sea salt. It is pure amazingness.
Honestly, I am not sure you will ever taste better almonds. Oh, and there are some pistachios in there too. Pistachios combined with the dark chocolate and toasted is coconut is just pure Christmas magic if you ask me.
There is a whole half a cup of ground coffee needed for this recipe, and though it may seem like a lot, not all of it gets added directly to the bark, some of it is used to roast with the almonds. You can choose how little or how much you want to sprinkle on in the end, but I probably used about a fourth of cup.
It was perfect.
Seriously, so good. I mean, this bark is made up of all super foods (hello almonds, dark chocolate, coffee and coconut!) so this is a totally acceptable anytime snack, morning or night.
And it’s a great last-minute gift for practically anyone. Seriously, it is gluten free, vegan and grain free. Like I said, perfect for everyone!
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Good luck trying to stop eating this. It is nearly impossible.
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Any substitute for coffee beans?? Can we use instant coffee powder?? Also mistletoe coffee powder can be used??
I really think the coffee beans give the best flavor, sorry I am not familiar with mistletoe coffee powder. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan
Five + 10 stars wow nailed it again! I swear we have the same tastebuds!!! Unreal this is magical if you love coffee and if you don’t why the heck would you make this anyway?
Haha right! I am so glad this turned out so well for you! Thank you for trying it Mari!! xTieghan
Made 3/24/2018 LOVED IT. Will keep this recipe!
Followed recipe using our local fresh ground coffee beans sold (Roof Brothers Paducah, KY Nutty Irishman Gourmet Coffee).
I had a iittle bit of extra nuts from the original recipe so I dug around in my kitchen and found several stashes of dark chocolate bars hidden in the kitchen. A must do for the- – “mommy running away mentally moment”. I melted the stash. Chopped about a half cup or so of dried cherries and added to the remainder of the nut mixture and sea salt. YUMMY!!!!
Awesome recipe. Thanks!
I am so glad you loved this Reba! Thank you!!
So I saw thais recipe in a Huffpost article and it incorporates a number of the things I love – So I decided to try it. It looked kind of nasty – but man did it taste good!! Not just good – but man-o-man good. I messed up how I made it and there was definitely a timing to this recipe I botched. How does one separated the coffee grounds from the nuts? I don’t mind eating some coffee grounds – but not sure if I gave this to friends, they would. I have leftover ingredients (not chocolate but nuts and coconut – I will make another batch – So other than that – love this recipe – a lot
HI! So happy you loved this recipe!! Honestly, I just scoop the nuts up with my hands, shake the nuts in my hand, and let the ground fall through my fingers. It does not remove all of the ground, but I find it gets rid of most of them. Hoping this help! Please let me know if you have other questions. Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂
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this looks sooooo good! I’m making this right now. After roasting the pistachios and almonds Covered In coconut Oil , should they come out dry?
Hey Cathy! Yup, they will be dry. Hope you love this!
This looks sooo good. Is the Hersheys dark chocolate unsweetened, semi sweet or sweetened?
is’s unsweetened. Hope you love this! 🙂