This dark chocolate granola bark has granola, nuts, coconut and dried cherries mixed inside and sprinkled on top for a crunchy dessert or snack bite you’ll love.
Last August I came home from Food Blog Forum in Asheville, NC with a block of chocolate about two times the size of my head. Seriously, it had to have been like 2-3 pounds at least. Over the past 8 months, I’ve done a bit of damage to that bad boy when desperate nights have left me otherwise dessert-less but there was still enough left to take up about half a shelf in my pantry when this idea struck.
Dark chocolate granola bark.
I figured I like granola and I like chocolate so why not marry the two together for a dessert or snack and get rid of this beastly slab of chocolate taking up residence in my house for the past 3/4 of a year? So instead of having to choose between a piece (or 5) of dark chocolate and my other go-to night time snack, a bowl of granola, I can kill two birds with one stone and grab a piece of this granola bark instead.
To insure complete disgust from Ulysses (so that I can eat it all myself), I made sure to use the dark chocolate ‘n peanut butter Nature ValleyTM Protein Granola. Just in case the base of dark chocolate wasn’t enough to turn off his chocolate hating tastebuds, the added dark chocolate in the granola itself was sure to push him over the edge. And sure enough, not a single piece more than I’ve eaten has gone missing yet. The texture from the granola gives the bark this awesome crunch and peanut buttery taste while the coconut, almonds and dried cherries are just an added delicious bonus to each bite.
For the first time maybe ever, instead of being annoyed (usually at a restaurant when I want to split dessert), I’m realizing there may be some benefits to a husband who hates chocolate.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature Valley Protein Granola via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.