fruity, nutty, chocolate bark

Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, which have loads of health benefits. The higher the percentage of cacao, the better. Antioxidants can lower blood pressure and improve lipid profiles, boost brain function, and fight free radicals – helping to prevent cancer. So have your chocolate and be happy!

8 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao)
2/3 cup pomegranate seeds, divided in half
1/3 cup walnut pieces
1/3 cup chopped dates

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Heat a small sauté pan over low to medium heat. Toast walnut pieces until you can smell the aroma. Remove from heat and place in a bowl.
3. Heat a double boiler with about 1-2 inches of water on the bottom. When water boils, melt 6 ounces of the chocolate in the top pan. Stir frequently. When melted, remove from heat and stir in the other 2 ounces. Once all the chocolate is melted, stir in half of the pomegranate seeds.
4. Spread chocolate mixture on parchment paper, aiming for approximately ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle walnuts, dates, and remaining pomegranate seeds over the chocolate. Lightly press everything down with a spatula. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut into small pieces and serve!
(Swap in raisins, almonds, etc. to your liking.)

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