Coconut Oil Bark

Coconut Oil Bark

Coconut Oil Bark is a recipe that’s  part of a tale from the “Transform in to Wellness” journey  Do you want to hear the story?   Ready or not, here it comes!

As a fledgling health coach, I am ever eager to help anybody possible find their way through our “SAD,” or Standard American Diet, into wellness. For example, I have been gently guiding a friend who complains of difficulty losing weight and chronic fatigue. Through our conversations, she has come to the realization that eliminating soda and processed foods will make a huge difference in her health. She so fully accepted my recommendations that I decided to promote an “elimination diet”.  She initiated the diet whole-heartedly.

Unfortunately, after two days, she stated that the diet was too much to do at once. Living without the soda, the processed foods, and the gluten was tolerable; but excluding dairy, citrus, eggs, and SUGAR was just unbearable! As we discussed a new plan, I realized it is better to ease one into a wellness-type life style; otherwise it is just another DIET (which is a four letter word)!  We finally agreed that soda, processed foods, and gluten stayed out; however, we needed a sweet treat substitute. I suggested fruit flavored herbal teas and Virgin Organic coconut oil mixed with raw honey and drizzled with dark chocolate. She loved the idea, so we will see how it goes later!

Coconut Oil Bark

I thought you might also enjoy the recommendation and some instruction, too.  This combination truly transforms the elimination diet.  Perhaps a better name should be Elimination Transformation Coconut Bark.

So, here it is (from an artist-style cooking approach):

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Elimination Transformation-Coconut Oil Bark
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Recipe type: Dessert or Sweet Treat
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Serves: 20
 
For a variation, you can mix coconut flakes or nuts into the coconut oil mixture to add flavor and texture. *Note: I melted all ingredients together tonight to save time. The picture looks hideous, but the recipe tastes good. Please stick to the recipe if you want a dish that looks more appealing!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups virgin organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ cup of your favorite dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil and honey in a sauce pan.
  2. Pour into a parchment paper lined dish.
  3. Cool in refrigerator.
  4. Melt chocolate, as much as you like, and drizzle it over the coconut bark.
  5. Return to refrigerator.
  6. Once hardened, take paper out of the dish and break, or cut, mixture into pieces.
  7. Keep refrigerated and take small bites when the sweet tooth is just too unbearable to resist.

Coconut Oil Bark
*Note: I melted all ingredients together tonight to save time. The picture looks hideous, but the recipe tastes good. Please stick to the recipe if you want a dish that looks more appealing!

Feel free to share one of your diet transformation stories! I would love to hear what barriers you have had to overcome in your “Transformation in to Wellness!”

Coconut Oil Bark

35 thoughts on “Coconut Oil Bark

    1. To add a little pizazz, I love adding a safe, ingestable essential oil to this recipe. My favorites are peppermint, wild orange, or cinnamon! Oh, so good!

  1. WOW…3 ingredients. I bet this tastes amazing…and is highly addictive too. I will have to some for the grandkids. So much better than bought chocolate treats.

    1. Keep it cold, preferably in the freezer, until you decide to eat it. The texture is better and the taste literally melts over your tastebuds. I hope you enjoy this healthy treat!

    1. True! Good for the brain, the gut, and the immune system. Get a bigger bang for your buck by using raw, locally harvested honey! Local honey is great for supporting the body against environmental allergins and general immune function!

  2. I love incorporating coconut oil into my diet! I agree, it’s easier to ease into things instead of going full throttle, especially if it’s a complete change. Your bark looks delicious and I can’t wait to make it!

    1. It is definitely good for all ages! Being able to grab a tasty treat from the freezer makes it seem really decadent! Cold like ice cream.. without the sugar, lactose, and carrageenan!

  3. This bark looks so good. I’ve been cooking a lot with coconut oil and love the idea of making a ‘candy’ like treat with it. Great recipe!

    1. Enjoy! Like anything else, making this gets easier every time you do it. Additionally, adding your own twist is easy.. let your imagination take you away… nuts, high quality essential oils, coffee….you name it!

  4. YEah – a very small percentage of people can fully remove those type of ingredients from their diet. It’s good that you eased into a new plan! This bark looks great and sounds delish! Definitely healthy!

  5. What a great way to use coconut oil! I wouldn’t have thought to use it to make a dessert bark like this. I’d definitely satisfy my sweet tooth with this!

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