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Who doesn’t love candy? But, when you transition over to real food, many people think candy is a thing of the past. I’m here to tell you that while traditional store bought candy may no longer fit into your style of eating, there are still ways to make HEALTHY candy at home!
Chocolate bark is one of the easiest homemade candies to make. You only need a few simple ingredients and the best thing is that you get to control the quality of the ingredients you use. That way you know exactly what is in there and don’t end up with any weird, questionable things you can’t pronounce.
The base of your chocolate bark is as simple as melting chocolate chips or a chopped up chocolate bar together with a little fat (like butter or coconut oil). Then, you can add any flavorings you like. You can also add things like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dried coconut, or sea salt.
The sky really is the limit and you can get as creative and whimsical as you like! You could even use white chocolate in place of regular chocolate for a fun spin (try white chocolate with dried cranberries and walnuts — YUM!).
I have been addicted to the flavors of chocolate, hazelnut, and sea salt together, so I am sharing my fast and easy recipe for Hazelnut Sea Salt Chocolate Bark with you today! I really hope you enjoy! Make sure you check out the section below the recipe for more healthy candy ideas!
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Hazelnut Sea Salt Chocolate Bark
(this recipe easily doubles, triples, quadruples, etc. so make a larger batch if you need)
- 12 ounces chocolate chips (or chopped up chocolate bar)
- 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped (or you can leave whole if you prefer)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt or sea salt flakes (the Maldon brand is my favorite)
- In a double boiler over low heat, gently melt your chocolate chips and butter, stirring occasionally.
- When they are fully melted and combined, remove from heat.
- Add your hazelnuts and vanilla and stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Spread until you get a thinness or thickness that you prefer.
- Sprinkle the coarse sea salt over the top.
- Place in the fridge or freezer until solid.
- Remove and break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. But it won’t last that long, guarantee it. 🙂
More Healthy Candy Ideas
Experimenting with different flavors of chocolate bark should keep you busy for awhile, but if you’re bored and want some other healthy candy ideas, we have you covered with these tasty recipes.
- Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy
- Apple Pie Bites
- Lemon Lime Coconut Candies
- Coconut Cream Truffles
- Caramel Glazed Candied Macadamia Nuts
- Chocolate Orange Truffles
- Sea Salted Cookie Dough Bark
- Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Coffee Macadamia Nut Toffee
- Macadamia Roca
- White Chocolate Strawberry Cups
- Almond Butter Truffles
- No Bake Chocolate Fudge
- Chocolate Covered Cherries
- Peppermint Bark