Vanilla Honey Fruit Salad & Brownie Bark Chips

Happy 4th of July!!!! I hope you are enjoying a nice day off, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends (and of course, cooking up a storm)!

This month for Healthy Food Friday with American Express we are thinking about vacations and the powers of them. Generally when I think of vacation I think of some place exotic with unique foods and experiences. We’ll get there this month, I promise! But, today, seeing as it’s the 4th and we are celebrating America, I am not thinking about an exotic vacation, but my most recent vacation to Florida to celebrate my nanny’s (grandma) 91st birthday. We had the best time, from great meals out and relaxation, to just quality family time with the heart of my family; a perfect week. 

A staple in my baking and in my pantry is raw local honey. It is loaded with nutrients! Unlike store bought honey, raw honey is not processed or heated therefore keeps all of it’s nutrients while being delicious. WIN-WIN!

HFF_RAWHONEY

And of course, I can’t help but continue to dream of that heavenly Brownie Brittle that nanny has stocked in her pantry. I thought… brownies as chips? Perfect for a fruit salad. Actually, more than perfect; hands-down nothing better!

Honey Vanilla Fruit Salad with Brownie BarkHoney Vanilla Fruit Salad with Brownie Bark

Vanilla Honey Fruit Salad with Paleo Brownie Bark Chips
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Brownie Bark
  1. -4 tbsp almond flour
  2. -1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. -Dash of salt
  4. -1 egg
  5. -2 tbs almond butter
  6. -3 tbsp raw honey
  7. -1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  8. -1/4 cup Enjoy Life's dark chocolate chips
  9. -1 tsp vanilla extract
Fruit Salad
  1. 1-2 cups organic strawberries
  2. 1-2 cups organic blueberries
  3. 1 large banana
  4. 1-2 tbsp raw honey
  5. 1 vanilla bean, scraped
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. 2. In one bowl combine almond flour, cocoa powder, and salt
  3. 3. In a separate bowl combine egg, almond butter, honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract- whisk together well
  4. 4. Combine both bowls and mix well; fold in chocolate chips and mix
  5. 5. Spread thin onto a greased baking sheet (the thinner the batter, the crispier the chips)
  6. 6. Bake for 25 minutes, remove and use a pizza cutter to cut into bark pieces
  7. 7. Return to oven and let cook for an additional 10 minutes
  8. 8. Let cool COMPLETELY before serving
  9. 9. In a bowl combine chopped fruit with vanilla bean and raw honey; mix to combine
Notes
  1. Depending on how thin or thick your bark is, cooking time may vary
Lexi's Clean Kitchen http://lexiscleankitchen.com/

I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.

Honey Vanilla Fruit Salad with Brownie BarkHoney Vanilla Fruit Salad with Brownie BarkHoney Vanilla Fruit Salad with Brownie BarkHow do your vacations impact you? Do you prefer to relax and lounge on the beach or go for a more adventurous culture-filled vacation?

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