In honor of Heart Health Month (February), the Tranquility Staff is compiling a collection of desserts and treats that are Heart Healthy, Paleo and just darn right good for ya! What ever your eating preference, we hope this month’s recipe posts with satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your well-being!
The following recipe come from Beverly Miller, Tranquility Spa owner and esthitician. She has eaten Gluten free for years and has recently begun consuming a more Paleo diet. Paleo eating is centered around fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots and nuts. And excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils…. think “caveman” diet.
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NUTTY BACON BARK
What’s better than bacon and chocolate!! This is so easy and delicious.
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1tsp bacon grease or coconut oil
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts (or any other nut)
4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt
Melt the chocolate chips with the bacon grease over a double-boiler on low heat or in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir vigorously before adding more chocolate chips. Add microwave time in 10-second increments only to prevent burning the chocolate.
Spread the melted chocolate on the parchment paper over a cookie sheet, and set aside to cool. Once the chocolate is nearly set but not entirely, sprinkle the hazelnuts, bacon and sea salt evenly over the top. Chop or break roughly before serving.
You can make this in 15 minutes!! Great for that sweet and salty craving and it’s Paleo!