The Viral Date Bark: A Healthy and Delicious Dessert
The viral date bark is a delicious and healthy dessert that is taking TikTok by storm. This simple recipe is made with just a few ingredients, including dates, nut butter and chocolate. The dates provide natural sweetness, the nut butter adds richness and creaminess, and the chocolate gives it a decadent flavour.
Our version: APRICOT Bark
We decided to create a 'date free' version of this recipe, as many people can have problems digesting dates due to the high fructose level in them!
We decided to use dried apricots in replacement of the dates.
Dried apricots have a similar nutritional profile to dates, however are a lot lower in calorie and sugar.
We decided to use our 99th Monkey Natural Almond Butter as the nut butter of choice as almond butter pairs well with both apricots and white chocolate.
The Perfect Pairing: White Chocolate and Apricots
We also decided to change the traditional 'milk chocolate' ingredient in the viral date bark recipe and use white chocolate. White chocolate and apricots complement each other perfectly.
White chocolate and apricots are a match made in heaven. The sweet, creamy white chocolate perfectly complements the tart, fruity apricots. This combination is found in many desserts, from cakes and cookies to pies and tarts.
There are a few reasons why white chocolate and apricots work so well together. First, their flavours are complementary. The sweetness of the white chocolate helps to balance the tartness of the apricots, while the fruity flavour of the apricots adds depth and complexity to the white chocolate.
Second, their textures are also complementary. The smooth, creamy white chocolate contrasts with the chewy, slightly grainy apricots. This creates a delicious interplay of flavours and textures in the mouth.
Now add some almond butter in the mix and you've got a nice nutty addition to this sweet combination. Almond butter will tone the sweetness down and add some creaminess along with it.
This recipe is a great option for people who are looking for a healthier dessert option. Nut butter is a good source of healthy fats and protein, and chocolate is a good source of antioxidants.
The bark recipe is also a great option for people who are allergic to dairy or gluten. Apricots are naturally gluten-free, and our 99th Monkey nut butter is also dairy-free. You can also choose to use dairy-free chocolate.
To make our version of the viral 'date' bark, you will need the following ingredients.
- Dried apricots
- 99th Monkey Natural Almond Butter
- White chocolate
- Place the dried apricots on a lined baking tray, lay them out flat, overlaying each one a little bit
- Using your hands, squish the apricots down, so they begin to stick together
- Add a layer of your almond butter over the top of the 'sheet' of apricots
- Melt your white chocolate and drizzle it over the top of the almond butter layer until the whole 'sheet' of apricots are covered
- Place your tray of apricots into the freezer to set
- Once set, remove from the freezer and slice or tare your apricot 'bark' into pieces
This viral white chocolate apricot bark is one you will definitely want to try out. Chewy, tart, sweet and nutty all in one easy to make, no-bake treat!