Buckwheat and Quinoa Chocolate Bark

December 20th, 2011

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This year, we are giving edible presents. Since I spend so much time in the kitchen, it makes sense to prepare delicious and healthy treats for our loved ones.

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We weren’t going to blog about this, but when I tweeted a photo of the chocolate bark I was making, there were a lot of requests for a post. So, why not?
I came up with this buckwheat and quinoa chocolate bark, which is very easy to make, but really tasty and nutritious. This recipe also allows for endless possibilities – you can add nuts, any dried fruit, or keep it very simple like we did.
The chocolate itself is very rich and satisfying, and mixing it with grains makes it more airy and perfectly crunchy.

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I also included little jars of homemade almond butter and fresh cranberry jam in our packages.
Hope you enjoy these gift ideas and have fun with your own preparations.

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Buckwheat and Quinoa Chocolate Bark
(Makes about two 14″x 14″ trays)
3 cups raw cacao butter – shaved
3 tablespoons sunflower lecithin (optional, known to stabilize and good for you)
1 1/2 cups raw cacao powder
3/4 cup mesquite powder
6 tablespoons maca powder
7 tablespoons agave, or more to taste

2 1/2 cups buckwheat – soaked overnight and dehydrated
1/2 cup quinoa (optional) – sprouted (here the quinoa has to be sprouted, as it is too hard when not)

Melt the cacao butter on a double boiler. Mix in the lecithin until completely incorporated. Mix in all the powders and agave.

In a bowl, mix the chocolate with the buckwheat and quinoa until the grains are completely covered. Spread onto Teflex sheets or trays, lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer until the chocolate sets. Brake into pieces of desirable size. Keep refrigerated.

Tags: dessert, holiday, raw food, recipe

  • I’m baking almost all of my holiday presents as well! This chocolate bark with quinoa and buckwheat looks absolutely amazing — I’m sure whoever you give that to will be pleased!

  • Jessica says:

    Thanks so much for posting the recipe! Can’t wait to make this!

  • Carolyn says:

    Yum. Yum. Yum! I’m so inlove with your site. Oooh those recipes! These are fab ideas! Def trying them.

    Much love!

  • This is my favourite chocolate bark out of all the ones I’ve seen on food blogs so far this year. And nutritious too – awesome!

  • Nicole says:

    Oh girl, thank you so much! I’ve been waiting for this post! Incredible :)

  • Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful….a feast for the eyes and the recipe sounds soooo delicious.
    Wishing you a Blessed CHristmas.
    Peace and Raw Health,

  • Amanda says:

    Love the packaging, so beautiful!! Lucky friends and family, looks yummy and nourishing :) Have a Merry Christmas!!

  • So inspired by your quinoa bark! Gonna try something similar with some cinnamon toasted puffed quinoa and little goji berries. Beauties, all of ’em :)

    Happy holidays to you!

  • Anna says:

    Merry Christmas Anya, and Happy New year to you and you family :)

  • Bibbi green says:

    Finally, a chocolate dessert I can eat without any guilt or adding any pounds. Wonderful home made holiday treats! Thanks for the post and sharing these creative ideas. Merry Hanukkah, happy Christmas and a 2012 filled with much love, laughter and raw goodness.

  • Megan says:

    Found you on tastespotting. Love your blog and I will subscribe to it! I’ve just started blogging too and it’s awesome to see so many people making gorgeous food like this. Have a great Christmas! Feel free to pop over and say hi sometime x

  • Yummm…. looks lovely and I have lots of cacao butter left over after making raw fudge so I can’t wait to try this out! Hope Santa is good to you:) Cheers!

  • Natalie Scarberry says:

    I am sweet addict! This shokolad to me is the best in whole wide world! thank you Golubka for such an amazing gift! Love you

  • Zhenya says:

    I just made it!!! Super easy! I added some pepper into it! It is so healthy and I don’t feel guilty eating it!!!!!Thanks for this recipe!!!

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