Healthy Halloween: Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

October 27, 2014 Posted by mvais@sapient.com October 27, 2014 CategoryNutrition

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Jordan Reid is the founding editor of RamshackleGlam.com and the host of the DIGS Channel show. She’s a former Manhattanite, new mom and author of, “The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having it All.” This post originally appeared on her blog, Ramshackle Glam. 



Candy corn is delicious, but sometimes you want something a little less sugar-saturated and a little healthier on Halloween.

 

Sounds like an impossible task when you’re talking about candy but fear not. You can make a sweet treat that’s good your skin, like this Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark.

 

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that help to protect your skin from UV damage and fight free radicals. Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and selenium to help boost your skin’s collagen production and protect against environmental pollution.

 

A dessert that’s addictively delicious and phenomenal for your face? Win! Follow the steps below to make yours.

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

 

What You Need:
2 cups good-quality dark (or semi-sweet, if you prefer) chocolate chips
1 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ teaspoon good-quality coarse sea salt

 

What You Do:
1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments (stirring in-between) until it’s smooth. Then, stir in the spices and most of the pumpkin seeds (set about 2 tsp of the pumpkin seeds aside for later). 
2. Pour the mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to about ¼” thickness, then sprinkle the remaining pumpkin seeds and the sea salt on top. 
3. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, break into pieces, and enjoy.

 

P.S. This also makes a fantastic hostess gift during the holiday season. Put a few pieces into a clear bag and tie with some twine or holiday-themed ribbon. Viola, you’ve got a cute present!

This post was originally published on Jordan’s blog, Ramshackle Glam.