This first week of the 21 Days has been a true lesson in self-control. Every day there has been something that I didn’t know I would miss, until I couldn’t have it!

Apparently I really want my treats.

Like, really want.

I mean, I know I like sweets, but I didn’t know I would miss them THIS MUCH! I bet I spent 45 minutes searching for treats I could bake that were sans soy, gluten, dairy, or added sugar.  It’s the added sugar that makes it really hard. (And makes everything taste so good!) Technically anything with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving is allowed, but it is definitely hard to stop at one serving!!

I’ve been able to fight the cravings because I am allowing myself one small treat. It’s still within the diet guidelines, but it’s so good it feels like I’m cheating! What is it? Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bark! It’s only got 3 ingredients. Chocolate, chopped pistachios and sea salt.  

Dark Chocolate Pistachio and Cranberry Bark
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. ▲ 1 bag of Chocolate Chips
  2. ▲ Chopped Pistachios
  3. ▲ Craisins
  4. ▲ 1 tsp Sea Salt
  5. ▲ 1 tsp Coconut Oil (or vegetable oil)
Instructions
  1. ▲ Mix all ingredients together in a small metal or ceramic bowl
  2. ▲ Place bowl in a saucepan about one size larger and fill with water about half way up the bowl.
  3. ▲ Bring water to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
  4. ▲ Stir ingredients as chocolate melts.
  5. ▲ While chocolate melts, spread oil over a cookie sheet.
  6. ▲ Once the chocolate is melted, and all ingredients are mixed evenly together, spread everything over the oiled cookie sheet.
  7. ▲ Place cookie sheet in fridge or freezer to cool.
  8. ▲ Break up chocolate bark with a butter knife and place in zipper bag.
Notes
  1. I keep mine in a zipper bag in the freezer. I will have a small handful as a snack or for dessert when I am craving a little something sweet.
  2. I use chocolate chips that are made with chocolate liqueur flavoring instead of milk and sugar. They are also sans soy lecithin. If I remember what they are called, I will update the recipe 🙂
Oh no! I made a mess. O_o http://ohnoimadeamess.com/
Let me know if you try it. I’m about to go have some myself!

Until next time, 

xo Nicole

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