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Vegan Cranberry Carob Bark Candy

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Vegan Cranberry Carob Bark Candy

Aurelie's Cranberry Carob Bark Candy. Aurelie says, "This divine treat is a variation on chocolate bark that gets a boost of flavor from raspberry jam, cranberries, and pistachios. By giving preference to carob chips over chocolate chips (carob contains more calcium, no caffeine, and since it's naturally sweeter, it tends to be lower in added sugar), and by sneaking in some flax meal, this indulgence is a better choice than the chocolate candy bars typically served at Halloween."

For more of Aurelie's healthy whole foods recipes, visit her blog at Eatinghealthaliciously.blogspot.com.

See also: Try these vegan desserts!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vegan carob chips or vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam (use a sugar-free or low sugar variety)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shelled, unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tbsp flax meal (optional)

Preparation:

In a small pot, melt the carob chips over low heat. When the carob is completely melted, stir in the raspberry jam, remove the pot from heat and using a handheld blender, puree the mixture until smooth.

Stir the cranberries, pistachios, and flax meal into the carob mixture, working quickly so the carob doesn't harden while you are mixing.

Now, spoon the mixture into and 8 x 8 pan lined with wax paper. Using your hands or a spatula, firmly and evenly press the mixture across the pan. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or until hardened. Cut the bark into squares or break them into pieces. Serve!

See also: More vegan desserts to try

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