A delicious treat just in time for the holidays, thanks to cookbook authors, Lena Ferrara and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara!

The beautiful red and green colours in this chocolate bark will put anyone in a festive holiday mood. It’s sweet, salty and crunchy, and the flavours compliment each other beautifully. You can make all sorts of varieties with your favourite fruits and nuts; this just happens to be our favourite. Kids can help with this recipe by adding the toppings!

Pistachio and Raspberry Salted Chocolate Bark

6 ounces (about ¾ cup) of dairy free chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
3 tablespoons of frozen raspberries
3 tablespoons of pistachios, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons of coconut chips
Coarse, unrefined salt for topping


  1. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a double boiler on low heat. Gently stir until melted and smooth. (Make your own double boiler if you don’t have one. In a medium-sized pot, add two cups of water. Place a metal or glass bowl over the pot, making sure the bowl does not touch the water. Add the chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl and stir until melted).
  3. Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup.
  4. Spread the melted chocolate evenly onto your prepared baking sheet.
  5. Evenly sprinkle the raspberries, coconut chips, and pistachios over the chocolate.
  6. Sprinkle a few pinches of coarse, unrefined salt on top.
  7. Place in the freezer to set.
  8. Break into chunks and serve.
  9. Keep frozen until ready to serve. Chocolate Bark is best when served chilled and crisp!

About the Authors: Healthy Comforts: A Collection of over 150 recipes that are free of dairy, gluten, grains, soy and refined sugar is the first cookbook for the authors, Lena Ferrara and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara. This cookbook was brought to fruition as a result of the authors’ personal health journeys, and includes gut-friendly alternative ingredients that align with a Paleo lifestyle. The recipes are easy to make and family friendly, demonstrating that we can still have our classic comfort foods without sacrificing flavour! Find out more at www.healthycomforts.ca

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