Desserts · snack

Maple Almond Bark (paleo)

Crispy salted plantain chips covered with a layer of sweet and spiced almond freezer fudge and melted chocolate? I am not sure what made me come up with that unusual combination, but this Maple Almond Bark is AWESOME! The plantain chips give it a very nice crunch and the pumpkin spice makes it a perfect fall treat. I cut it in very small pieces,  just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, but without loading up on too much sugar.

I came up with the recipe about a week ago and I have already made it 4 times. I originally made it with coconut butter, and then tweaked it around using salted and unsalted butter instead. I liked the salted butter version better as it gave it a caramel taste to it, but the coconut butter version had a better texture. I also tried replacing the maple syrup for honey, but it didn’t freeze as well, it was a little bit more chewy and it crumbled easily, but t was delicious still. You can also use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter for a nut free version and I am guessing that if you use macadamia butter and salted butter it would taste just like caramel. I will be experimenting with that very soon.

For similar treats try my freezer fudge, raspberry chocolate fudge, or my almond joys.

Spiced Maple Almond Bark

Ingredients:

2/3 cup of plantain chips.
1/2 cup of almond butter (use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version)
1/4 cup of coconut butter or 3 tbsp of grass-fed butter
1/3 cup of maple syrup or more to taste
1 tbsp of coconut oil (omit if you are using butter)
1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice (or 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/4 tsp of ground cloves, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of cardamom)
1/4 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips or homemade raw chocolate  (optional)

Preparation:

  • Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
  • Spread the plantain chips at the bottom of the baking dish forming a single layer.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut butter, and coconut oil.
  • Simmer uncovered on low heat for about 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly to allow some of the moisture to evaporate.
  • When the mixture starts to thicken, pour over the plantain chips.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the almond mixture (optional step).
  • Freeze and cut into desired shape.
  • Keep frozen.
Maple Almond Bark (paleo)
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo
Author: Edible Harmony
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup of plantain chips
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter (use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut butter or 3 tbsp of grass-fed butter
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil (omit if you are using butter)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice (or 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/4 tsp of ground cloves, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of cardamom)
  • 1/4 cup of Enjoy Life chocolate chips or homemade raw chocolate (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
  2. Spread the plantain chips at the bottom of the baking dish forming a single layer.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut butter, and coconut oil.
  4. Simmer uncovered on low heat for about 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly to allow some of the moisture to evaporate.
  5. When the mixture starts to thicken, pour over the plantain chips.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the almond mixture (optional step).
  7. Freeze and cut into desired shape.
  8. Keep frozen.

 

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2 thoughts on “Maple Almond Bark (paleo)

  1. I get so frustrated! So many recipes that contain plantain the food,( I CAN get the herb, but only in dried, leaf version from MRH) yet I can’t get it to save my life!!! I live in Oregon, and have tried the fruit/vegetable section, the frozen foods section, even the canned food aisle, trying to find plantain! No luck. Wish people would stop giving such recipes that contain it!! ;-0 lol.

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