hi friends :) another early morning – the sunlight is coming in the living room so beautifully, and I’m listening to the birds do their thing. I live for the mornings before work and chaos… it’s my time.
Life has been good lately. We’re in the middle of finishing our basement (woo!) and slowly but surely, it’s getting there. I’ve been all over Pinterest for inspiration and decorating ideas. I want it to be bright and airy, but with pops of color. It wouldn’t be my space if it wasn’t bold and colorful ;) I’m also hoping to find some great houseplants. I just worry because Minnie is all about eating them, and I’m not sure how to get her to stop. So, if anyone has tips for this… I am all ears.
Okay – this bark. I always like to keep homemade dark chocolate bark in my freezer because it is definitely a healthier option to any other baked sweets or packaged snacks. This is my new favorite – sweet and salty… with a little superfood boost from the cacao nibs.
It also helps that this bark is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to have friends and family over for dinner on our porch this summer. I think this bark would be a nice addition (and a hit).
You will need:
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips (or your favorite vegan chocolate bar – I used Trader Joe’s Pound Plus)
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1 cup pistachios, chopped up
- 1 tbs pink himalayan salt
- 1 tbs raw turbinado sugar
- Over a double broiler, melt chocolate down until smooth.
- Once smooth, add cacao nibs and stir. Just a note – cacao nibs do not melt fully… they add a nice crunch!
- Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with non-stick (I am paranoid, so I use it).
- Pour chocolate mix onto sheet, and top with pistachios, salt, and raw sugar.
- Set in freezer for at least an hour before serving.
- Break apart and serve.
Pistachios and dark chocolate is the ultimate combination… and now that I wrote this, I want a piece. It’s only 6:42 AM… I need some control. Haha!
I hope that you have a beautiful day, and thank you for sticking around and reading my random recipes. I really do hope that they inspire you to make some great things. xx bianca