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Prebiotic Chocolate Bark

I love white chocolate, but wanted something that my microbes would enjoy too. So here it is!

The dried mango and pistachios are full of prebiotics, which are essentially foods that feed your beneficial microbes. Prebiotic foods come with a whole host of benefits and have been linked with improved blood-sugar regulation, support bone health, skin health and immunity.

What's more, I've added the extra virgin olive oil and dark chocolate drizzle for a bonus polyphenol hit (good plant chemicals that also feed our gut microbes). The darker the chocolate and higher percentage of cocoa, the more polyphenols - which explains why dark chocolate has been linked with a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes (of course in moderation!). In fact, one study found that daily consumption of cocoa significantly lowered blood pressure – a key risk factor for heart disease. It's also linked with better mental health, maybe it's that gut-brain axis at play.

Dessert, Snacks

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white chocolate bark with mango and dark chocolate drizzle
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Ingredients

Base

200g good quality white chocolate 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 50g good quality dark chocolate (70%+)

Toppers

50g dried mango 50g crushed pistachios

Method

Step 1

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 40-60 seconds, stirring rapidly every 15 seconds.

Step 2

Stir in the extra virgin olive oil.

Step 3

Pour the mixture on to a lined baking tray and thinly spread the chocolate-coated mix and sprinkle on the toppers. Place in the fridge for a few minutes to set.

Step 4

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave (again stirring every 15 seconds).

Step 5

Once the white chocolate is firm, drizzle on the dark chocolate using a fork.Place in the fridge for 30 minutes (until rock solid), then remove and break into pieces.And enjoy!

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6 comments

team@theguthealthdoctor.com

May 5, 2021 @ 9:13 am

So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

team@theguthealthdoctor.com

May 5, 2021 @ 9:12 am

You can, there's a dark chocolate, pistachio & cranberry version of the bark in our Inner Community hub

Jackie

May 5, 2021 @ 8:20 pm

Sounds yummy! Can i make it with only dark chocolate?

Susan

May 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Delicious and very easy. For some reason my chocolate wouldn't harden this time, so I have to keep it in the freezer. Otherwise a great chocoholic snack. :)

team@theguthealthdoctor.com

March 3, 2021 @ 10:19 am

Thank you! One of my favourites

Linda

February 2, 2021 @ 12:24 am

Totally delicious!!