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Prebiotic chocolate bark

One of my favourite super simple recipes from my first book, Eat Yourself Healthy (available on Amazon & all the book stores). It takes less than 5 minutes to make, is so tasty and packs an extra gut-loving punch.

For those who love the science: 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.

I've also 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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May 5, 2021 @ 9:13 am

So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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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. :)

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March 3, 2021 @ 10:19 am

Thank you! One of my favourites

Linda

February 2, 2021 @ 12:24 am

Totally delicious!!