Pork Cloud Almond Bark

I know this isn’t my usual post and it may totally sound weird to you…but hear me out!  I by no means condone eating pork rinds everyday but if you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve raved about pork rind pancakes from Healthful Pursuit.  Well friends, since Christmas is coming I’ve kicked it up a notch and made Pork Cloud Almond Bark.  This recipe is for all you chocolate bacon lovers. Pork_Cloud_Almond_Bark 5Now, before you start telling me how bad pork rinds are for you, please read on. Pork rinds are low in carbs and a fabulous source of gelatin which our bodies need and rarely get because we live in a fat phobia world.  Buying the right kind of pork rinds is key. You want to be sure you’re getting quality ingredients! I’m sure when I say “pork rinds” you think of gas station snacks that are super greasy and high in trans fats.  Well they’ve come a long way! Bacon’s Heir has changed the pork rind, so much so, they call them pork clouds.  They use only simply ingredients: all natural salt-cured pork skins, olive oil, and seasonings. That’s it! They are made with non-GMO olive oil and gluten-free.  Their kettle cooking process is “unique, patent pending, and generates outrageously fluffy crisps…

Folks, these are amazing.  So head over there, buy one…two…three…of every flavour and whip up this indulgent recipe!  It’s salty, it’s sweet, it’s everything you’re craving but without all the added sugar and carbs.  Yes, this is still a treat and means you should not go overboard – even though it will be hard not to after you’ve had a bite!Pork_Cloud_Almond_Bark_www.thehappyhealthfreak.com_Pork_Rinds_Chocolate

Pork Cloud Almond Bark
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb of high quality dark chocolate (70% or higher)*
  2. 0.7 oz bag of Bacon's Heir Cinnamon Ceylon Pork Clouds
  3. 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  4. 2 Tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Add the slivered almond to a frying pan and toast until fragrant.
  2. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Add pork clouds to a blender and grind into smaller pieces.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. In a double boiler, add the chocolate and coconut oil. Melt over low heat.
  6. Once chocolate is melted, stir in 3/4 of the pork clouds and 3/4 of the almonds.
  7. Spread over parchment paper.
  8. Sprinkle remaining pork clouds and almonds on top.
  9. Place in the refrigerator until hardened.
  10. Break into pieces and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *If you prefer to lower the sugar/carb content even more, check out this recipe on how to make your own sugar-free stevia chocolate.
Nutritional Info per serving (1 ounce)
  1. 191 Calories, 17g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 15g Net Carbs, 15g Fat, 3g Protein, 12g Sugar
  2. Please Note: Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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I did not receive any compensation or product for this post. I just really, really love Bacon’s Heir Pork Clouds and thought you would too!

 

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