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How to Make Super Easy Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Bark

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author image Tiffany Lin
Tiffany Lin has been a writer and editor since 2008. Her book reviews, news pieces and features have appeared in Cat Fancy, Dog World, Romantic Homes, Cottages & Bungalows, Chickens, Kittens USA and Urban Farm magazines. Lin is currently the Food & Drink and Nutrition Editor for LIVESTRONG.COM.
How to Make Super Easy Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Bark
This dark chocolate goji berry bark makes the perfect edible gift. Photo Credit: Jackie Newgent

Got a sweet tooth? Don’t reach for just any treat. Satisfy your craving — and do your body good — with our dark chocolate goji berry bark. It’s full of powerful antioxidants that boost your immune system.

Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Bark

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This recipe is as tasty as it is simple. All you’ll need are four ingredients: bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon, turmeric and goji berries.

Dark chocolate is full of heart-healthy flavanols, which lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the heart. To get maximum health benefits, you’ll want to choose minimally processed chocolate with a cacao content of at least 70 percent.

Both cinnamon and turmeric contain anti-inflammatory benefits that help decrease the risk of heart disease and brain function decline. And finally, goji berries not only boost eye health, but also contain polyphenols that protect against the development of cancer.

Never tried goji berries before? They’re delicately sweet and tart — like a cross between a berry and a cherry tomato. You can find them at most health food stores and farmers markets.

To avoid scorching the chocolate, you’ll want to gently melt it in a double broiler. But if you don't have one, you can simply use a heatproof bowl placed over simmering water.

And once you’ve finished spreading the melted chocolate onto a baking sheet, you’ll want to work fast. Sprinkle the goji berries over the chocolate as quickly as possible to ensure the berries adhere to it.

This treat stores well in the refrigerator or at room temperature. You can even box it up as an elegant, homemade gift for someone special.

One serving contains 228 calories; 15.39 grams total fat; 2.76 grams protein; and 18.62 grams total carbs.

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