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Raw Dark Chocolate Bar with Pistachios and Sea Salt

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Summary

Are you the most ardent of dark chocolate enthusiasts? Then this raw dark chocolate bar is for you! While you might not get the shiny color and snappy bite of traditional store-bought chocolate, you’re getting all of the plant-powered phytonutrients and training your taste buds to enjoy the magical flavor of pure cacao. Enjoy it with crunchy pistachios or add a little dried fruit for natural sweetness.

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 ¾ cup organic cacao nibs (fair trade or rainforest alliance-certified)
 4 whole dates (pitted)
 3 tsp roasted pistachios (crushed or cut into small pieces)
 2 pinches sea salt (optional)

Directions

1

In a grinder or food processor, add the cacao nibs, dates, and sea salt, if using.

2

Blend until it forms into a paste.

3

With a spatula, remove the paste and press it into a chocolate mold of your choice or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate. Form into two chocolate bars, about ½” thick.

4

Press the pistachios pieces gently into the bar so that they’re slightly embedded.

5

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before enjoying!

Chef's Notes

Substitutions for pistachios
Instead of pistachios, use any nut or seed of your choice.

Instead of nuts or seeds, use dried raspberries or strawberries for a little sweetness.

Substitute or add edible dried flowers for color and nutrition.

Ingredients

 ¾ cup organic cacao nibs (fair trade or rainforest alliance-certified)
 4 whole dates (pitted)
 3 tsp roasted pistachios (crushed or cut into small pieces)
 2 pinches sea salt (optional)

Directions

1

In a grinder or food processor, add the cacao nibs, dates, and sea salt, if using.

2

Blend until it forms into a paste.

3

With a spatula, remove the paste and press it into a chocolate mold of your choice or onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate. Form into two chocolate bars, about ½” thick.

4

Press the pistachios pieces gently into the bar so that they’re slightly embedded.

5

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before enjoying!

Raw Dark Chocolate Bar with Pistachios and Sea Salt