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Thius Maple Macadamia Chocolate Bark is an easy to make, decadent chocolate treat, minus the guilt. Dairy, gluten, grain-free and vegan.
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Maple Macadamia Chocolate

This Maple Macadamia Chocolate Bark is an easy to make, decadent chocolate treat, minus the guilt. Dairy, gluten, grain-free and vegan.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 300 g macadamia nuts (2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp macadamia nut oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla -powder, extract or essence

Chocolate

  • 200 g cacao butter -chopped or grated
  • 30 g cacao (¼ cup) unsweetened Dutch process or raw
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup -to suit your taste
  • Good pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 150℃/ 300℉.
  • Place the macadamia nuts on a tray lined with baking paper so they are in a single layer.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • In a small bowl combine the maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Toss it through the macadamia nuts and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes until the syrup caramelises.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely while you make the chocolate.

Chocolate

  • Place a bowl over boiling water (or use a double broiler).
  • Melt the cacao butter by mixing it over the steam (take care not to let any water into the cacao).
  • Mix in the syrup and cacao.
  • Loosen the macadamia nuts from the baking paper and arrange in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle over the sea salt then mix the chocolate well and pour it over the macadamia nuts.
  • Place in the freezer immediately to set.
  • Once set, cut into rough pieces. I like this rustic rather than in perfect squares.
  • Keep refrigerated as it's not very heat stable.

Thermomix

  • As above but you can make the chocolate in the Thermomix.
  • Add the roughly chopped cacao butter.
  • Grate speed 8, 5 seconds.
  • Heat 37 degrees, speed 2 until it is melted.
  • Add the syrup and cacao and mix 15 seconds, speed 4.
  • Pour over the maple roasted macadamia immediately.

Store

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

Nut-free

Substitute the macadamia nuts with pumpkin or sunflower seeds and the macadamia oil with coconut oil.

Fructose friendly

Replace the maple syrup with rice malt syrup. 

Short-cut

You can melt your favourite dark or milk chocolate and simply pour over the maple macadamia nuts if you'd prefer.
 

WARNING - this is dangerously addictive! I hope you love it, post a comment in below if you have any questions or let me know if you try it.