BLUEBERRY BARK (GF) (V)

 

July 22, 2016

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You’ll welcome, especially on hot summer days, a no-bake recipe that doesn’t require special equipment or complicated preparation. Simply infuse orange zest into your favourite melted chocolate. Press the fresh blueberries, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle fleur de sel and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.

Blueberry Bark. So simple. So casual. Gluten free. Cold chocolate delays the sweet sensation. The blueberries burst with flavour. The dried cranberries keep things tart and chewy, while the nuts and seeds add crunch. Take your time with each bite. Let the cold chocolate come alive. Enjoy all the textures of this Blueberry Bark. Let me know how you like it in the comments below.

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MISE EN PLACE BLUEBERRY BARK

  • Optional: Toast the almonds and pumpkin seeds in a skillet or in the oven at 325ºF for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash the blueberries.
  • Zest the orange.

Zest the orange.
Zest the orange.

  • Weigh and measure the chocolate into a small saucepan, a microwavable bowl or the top of a double boiler.
  • Line a baking tray with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Prepare the tray with a silicone mat. Mise en Place!
Prepare the tray with a silicone mat. Mise en Place!

  • Fetch the fleur de sel and set it to the side.
  • Mix the toasted seeds and nuts with the cranberries, blueberries and orange zest. Set aside.

A mix of blueberries, almonds, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
A mix of blueberries, almonds, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

DIRECTIONS FOR ASSEMBLING THE BLUEBERRY BARK

  • Melt the chocolate and pour it onto the silicone mat.

Pouring the melted chocolate on a silicone mat.
Pouring the melted chocolate on a silicone mat.

  • Spread it evenly with an offset spatula until about ¼ inch thick.

Spreading the melted chocolate with an offset spatula.
Spreading the melted chocolate with an offset spatula.

  • Pour the blueberry mixture over the melted chocolate.

Pouring the ingredients onto the chocolate.
Pouring the ingredients onto the chocolate.

  • Gently press the mixture into the melted chocolate.

Pressing the mix into the chocolate.
Pressing the mix into the chocolate.

  • Sprinkle the bark with fleur de sel.

Sprinkling the blueberry bark with fleur de sel.
Sprinkling the blueberry bark with fleur de sel.

  • Set the tray in the refrigerator until set.
  • When the chocolate is cool and hard, break the bark into chunks and store in a covered plastic container.
  • The bark will keep for as long as the blueberries stay fresh.

Blueberry Bark The Finer Cookie.
Blueberry Bark The Finer Cookie.

TAGS:  chocolate   vegan   nuts   gluten free       LABELS: Chocolate  Gluten Free  Low Sugar  No Bake  Quick and Easy  Nut and Seed  candy 

Comments

2 Comments

Terri   2017-03-03

Hmmm, I wonder if dried blueberries would work too! Not as pretty but it may keep for a little longer?

Kimberlie 2017-03-03

Yes, dried blueberries would work, no problem. Think about soaking them in a Cassis liquor for a couple of hours prior. Let the blueberries drain on a dry tea towel for a bit before using. I think this step might give you the juicy quality of a fresh blueberry. Let me know how they come out.

Rick   2017-01-06

I love the soft juice blueberries mixed in with the other crunchier textures. Absolutely yummy !!

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