Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bars

I love chocolate covered dried cherries.

I love chocolate covered almonds.

I love toasted dried coconut dipped in chocolate.

I love trail mix... but I love it more when there are chocolate chunks in it.

Pretty much I love chocolate-anything.

I often have a square of chocolate in the evening sometime after dinner. Usually because dinner has either onion or garlic (or both!), and as much as I love those two ingredients they can leave an unpleasant taste in the mouth. I feel chocolate cuts right through that. Plus it's creamy. And yummy. And it released endorphins: those happy hormones. I love chocolate.

I didn't make these bars for myself, though. But I did make extra for myself. Obviously.

Robin and I just moved into a new apartment, and his folks helped a bunch throughout the process. As a "thank you" we were considering buying chocolate... but as if they can't go out and buy it for themselves. So I decided to make this behemoth of a chocolate bar instead.

Look at the size of this thing!

That's 200 g of chocolate in each bar. Not to mention the added weight from the nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. To put that in perspective, a Mars bar is 53 g. But this is pure dark chocolate, without all the added processed ingredients in commercial chocolate bars.

This is a heavy duty piece of cocoa goodness with about 10 servings per bar... if you have the power to potion and save it, that is.

Now, to wrap it and make it look pretty as a present:

Commence drool.


Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bars

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

Yield: 2 chocolate bars, 20 servings Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min

INGREDIENTS: Chocolate Bar

400 g dairy-free dark chocolate