Zero Waste Chocolate Bark
- 2 cups of organic chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
- 1/2 cup of raw nuts/seeds (I used walnuts – but sliced almonds and pumpkins seeds work nice too)
- 1/2 cup of dried cranberries (or other dried fruit – dried cherries or apricots work well)
- 1/2 teaspoon of flaky sea salt (optional)
- Remember that amazing Stasher Bag I mentioned in the beginning of this article? Welp, it’s time to put it to good use! Begin by stuffing your Stasher Bag with your ingredients. Depending on the size of your the bag, you may want to adjust the amount you use. Mine is sandwich storage size, but you might want to use the 1/2 gallon sized Stasher Bag for this if you want to make a bigger batch. Grab it here. Also, depending on what nuts/seeds you’re using, you may want to grind them up a little bit in a mortar and pestle to make them smaller and easier to eat in the chocolate bark. Just a friendly little tip – I did that with the walnuts I used!
- Once everything is added in, close the Stasher Bag and put it in the microwave until the chocolate is completely melted (about 5 minutes did it for me – but yours may give or take, depending on the strength of your microwave – mine is old and low power).
- Next, put your bag in the freezer. Once the contents are frozen (after about 2-3 hours – you can also leave it overnight), take it out and break it up. I did this by slamming the Stasher Bag repeatedly against the counter until the bark broke into pieces. Then, open up the bag and take out your homemade chocolate bark!
Storage: Keep these in the fridge until ready to eat. I just put mine on a candy dish and took them out whenever I wanted to eat one. You can leave them out on a candy dish in room temperature too – totally up to you. If they start getting a little melty, just put them in the fridge and they should be fine.
And that’s it! Super simple, am I right? And, no waste! What could be better than that?
It’s super tasty too – I really wish I had more than just one Stasher Bag – then I could have made a TON of this stuff in a big batch! My folks are going through it like wildfire (I’m looking at you dad – don’t think I don’t hear you opening the fridge to snag some!).
I love how you can customize this recipe to suit your needs. I’d love to try it with all nuts and seeds one day – maybe with almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds? I feel those would do very well in this and they’re easy for me to get in bulk.
I recommend doing your best to shop for the ingredients needed as waste free as possible. Check your local bulk food store for the ingredients I list first. Getting them as package free as possible is definitely recommended. Here’s how to use the bulk bins without creating waste.
If you can’t find these ingredients completely package free, it’s okay. Here’s how to shop without bulk options.
Want more zero waste snacks? Try making my zero waste bliss balls or my zero waste salsa recipe.
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