Homemade Dark Chocolate Chunky Bar
Dark chocolate contains the most cocoa, which means you'll be taking in more nutrients - including vitamins A and E, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, and iron - than with milk chocolate. Cocoa also contains a powerful antioxidant, theobromine, which has been shown to help decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure.
- 6 ounces dark chocolate (60% or more cocoa) chips
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
- 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) unsalted, roasted peanuts
- 2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) raw, whole almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- Prepare an 8 x 8-inch pan by lining with parchment paper.
- Put both types of chocolate in a microwaveable safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir with spatula. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until chocolate is almost all melted (about 1-3 more cycles). Stir vigorously with spatula until chocolate is completely melted and very smooth.
- Add nuts and raisins to chocolate and stir to combine.
- Pour chocolate mix into prepared dish and spread out. Chocolate may not fill the entire dish and that's ok. Sprinkle sea salt over top of chocolate.
- Let chocolate rest for about 2 hours, until firm. Cut in to bars and serve. Refrigerate any bars that will be eaten later.
- Recipe provided by Jenna Braddock, R.D.
Per serving: 134 kcal cal., 9 g fat (4 g sat. fat), 12 g carb., 7 g sugar, 3 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet