These superfood chocolate bars are packed full of nutrient-dense goodness! They are versatile, so you can use ingredients you have at home, take only a few minutes to throw together, and are a healthier alternative to other candy bars!
What are superfoods?
There isn’t one food that can do it all, but there are definitely foods that contain impressive nutritional benefits that some define as a “superfood”. Foods that can help promote health by increasing your immune function and decreasing your chance of disease.
How are these superfood chocolate bars healthy?
Let’s take a look at the ingredients list! Obviously, the nutritional content will be based on what you add to your bars, but here are some benefits of the mix-ins I chose:
- Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is packed full of flavanols, which are antioxidants linked to a lower risk of heart disease, and is high in iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Quality is KEY here for this recipe to actually be healthy. You won’t want to use chocolate bars/chips that aren’t made with quality ingredients. For the most health benefits, you’ll want to choose a dark chocolate that is made with no additives, refined sugars, or preservatives. This is my favorite dark chocolate! You can use code: Danishealthyeats for a discount!
- Pumpkin seeds: They contain 8g plant-based protein per serving & are super nutrient-dense, being an excellent source of zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper.
- Goji berries: These contain tons of benefits, from anti-aging effects to glucose regulation and immune function support. They contain tons of antioxidants which contribute to eye health, can protect against cancer, and have been shown to improve anxiety, sleep, and stress.
- Sunflower seeds: Packed with 6g protein per serving and a great source of vitamins E & B6, magnesium, selenium, manganese, and copper
What If i don’t like dark chocolate?
If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, there are a few options!
- If your dark chocolate is too bitter, try adding a tbsp or two of organic raw honey. This will add nutrients to the recipe as well as sweetening it!
- Use a high-quality milk chocolate. Hu Kitchen makes a grass-fed milk chocolate with incredible ingredients. It’s refined sugar free (sweetened with coconut sugar) so it’ll be perfectly sweet for this recipe! Use code danishealthyeats for a discount!
Other superfood mix-in ideas
- Unsweetened dried blueberries: Incredible source of antioxidants, great for the brain!
- Cacao nibs: These add a little extra crunch and are like a healthier chocolate chip!
- Orange Zest
- Cinnamon or cardamom: The benefits of cinnamon are endless! You could make a few bars with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a mexican chocolate kind of vibe!
How to make superfood chocolate bars
- Melt the chocolate until smooth.
- Sprinkle the mix-ins into the chocolate bar mold, then top with the chocolate.
- Place in the freezer for at least an hour so they can firm up.
How to make chocolate bars without a chocolate mold
I could not recommend using this mold more. It’s deep, so it works well! However, if you don’t want to buy a mold, you have a few other options:
- Use a mini muffin tin. Fold the mix-ins into the melted chocolate, then distribute amongst the muffin tin. Use cupcake liners or a silicone muffin tin to make removing them easier.
- Make chocolate superfood coins: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Add dollops of chocolate on the sheet, making chocolate coins. Sprinkle the mix-ins over top. Place in the freezer.
Storing leftover chocolate bars
Store leftover chocolate bars in the freezer in an air-tight container. You can let them sit for 5 mins to soften a little, but they’re great straight from the freezer!
More recipes to try
- Pumpkin magic shell yogurt cup
- Chocolate covered protein ice cream bites
- No bake peanut butter oatmeal fudge bars
- Healthy pecan twix bars
Superfood Chocolate Bars
- 3 cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolalte bars *see notes above for best choices
- handful goji berries
- handful pumpkin seeds
- handful sunflower seeds
- pinch of sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp honey *if using dark chocolate that isn't sweet.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring well between each, until fully melted. Alternatively, use the double-boiler method to melt the chocolate.
- Grab your mold. Sprinkle the mix-ins into the bottoms of the molds. Then pour the chocolate over the top, using a spoon to help smooth it out.
- Place the mold into the freezer for at least 1 hour before removing from the mold.
- Store in an air-tight container in the freezer.
- being this is a no-bake recipe and because all molds are different sizes, i’m not giving a serving size as it’ll probably make different amounts for each person depending on what you use.
- Same with mix-ins. Just use however much you’d like! That’s the fun part about these.