Looking for a tasty low glycemic treat? This simple seeded chocolate bark is your answer. Choose an unsweetened dark chocolate, 70% or higher, to obtain the most plant flavanols. Plant flavanols may relax blood vessels and improve blood flow to protect the heart. Combine with a three-seed powerhouse: pumpkin, chia, and flax. Pumpkin seeds give the bark a crunchy base while also providing fiber, iron, and magnesium.

Powerhouse Snack

Chia and flax seeds are rich plant sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Both have shown health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, aiding in satiety, and improving digestive health. Don’t forget to share these healthy treats with friends, family, and coworkers!  

Time: 15 minutes, plus chilling time
Servings: 64 pieces 

INGREDIENTS 
  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds 
  • ½ cup chia seeds 
  • ½ cup flax seeds 
  • ¼ tsp sea salt 
  • Pinch of cayenne 
  • 3.5oz (100g) 85% unsweetened dark chocolate 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup 
  • ¼ tsp sea salt 
DIRECTIONS 
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the seeds, sea salt, and cayenne. 
  3. Over low heat, combine the dark chocolate, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Continue stirring so as to not burn the chocolate. Once melted and combined, pour the chocolate over the seeds and fold to coat the seeds. 
  4. Spread the chocolate seeded mixture across the parchment covered baking sheet.  
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 20 mins to set. Break the bark into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Keeps best stored in a jar or container in the fridge.  
NUTRITION FACTS 

Per Serving: 

  • 49 calories 
  • 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat 
  • 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, <1g sugar 
  • 2g protein