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April 07, 2023
Calling all chocolate lovers, families and friends, we have a lip-smackingly-good homemade treat for you, just in time for Easter.
Today, we're giving you a signed permission slip to eat chocolate.
No questions asked, or strings attached.
Are you surprised? confused?
Let’s take this back a step. Have you ever wondered what chocolate is and where it comes from?
Well, cacao is grown on trees in tropical areas of the Amazon. Cacao comes from beans that grow on the cacao tree. These beans are harvested and processed into cacao and cocoa products. Cacao powder is the raw version of cocoa and is full of essential vitamins and minerals.
Cocoa was traditionally used for its healing benefits, which is vastly different from the indulgent way we consume it nowadays. So, where did they get this idea from, and more importantly, how do we start eating more chocolate… for the health benefits… of course.
Here are our five favourite reasons to eat chocolate (not that you needed any 😉
Now that you’re officially convinced, it’s time to reap the benefits! Celebrate your love of chocolate... oh, and Easter, with my Swirly Easter Bunny Bark! It's full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and this chocolate bark is one for the whole family to love and enjoy.
These shards of deliciousness may not look perfect but we can absolutely guarantee that they taste amazing! It has something to do with the frozen berries we think, they make it incredible.
So why not marshall the troops at home, and hop onto this one, we promise you won't be disappointed with the outcome.
There will be no more hot cross bunnies in the house once they get their lips around this one, I can assure you.
Watch a video about how to make it here.
Swirly Easter Bunny Bark
Note, if you are cutting down on sugar/dairy or have allergies, you can make your own chocolate if you prefer. There is a recipe for white or dark chocolate here.
Kids ask mum, dad or an adult for help with this first bit…
Bring two pans of water to the boil and add a bowl on top and melt the chocolate, the water should be simmering underneath. Stir each bowl using two spoons or spatulas to remove any clumps
Kids can line a small baking tray with baking parchment paper
Adults spoon the dark melted chocolate into the tray and spread it out evenly leaving about an inch space around the edge of the tray. Then repeat the process with the white chocolate
Kids you can now get a chopstick or skewer and swirl it around back and forth to make a pattern or whatever shapes you like
Now its time to add your toppings, you can scatter over the nuts, berries and seeds and sea salt, then once it is finished place in fridge to set, if you’re in a hurry to eat it you can put it in the freezer to speed things up
Decorate with extra Easter decorations if you like!
To eat, ask an adult to chop it up into pieces
This keeps for 2 weeks in the fridge if it lasts that long!
Make it and let us know what you think below 😉
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