Christmas is coming to town and Santa Claus is bringing you an early gift with this amazing ‘Wholesome Rocky Road Bark’ recipe from registered nutritionist, Emily Hope, of New Zealand’s Hope Nutrition.

We love working with Emily and it’s safe to say, she loves using our Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Emily studied nutrition at the University of Otago and after completing her three-year nutrition degree embarked on a Masters degree studying 225 toddlers (wow right!). Emily and her family are based in Marlborough (that’s right, just near our Tanna Farms owners Claire & Jono) and if you’re not following her social feeds (Instagram and Facebook) you’re really missing out, especially if you’re a parent! Emily shares some fabulous recipes and insights to raising her beautiful little girl, Isabella. But all the while ‘keeping it real’ for her readers.

Grab your tub of Tanna Farms Organic Coconut Oil and create this masterpiece which we promise is an easy make and will impress all your friends at your next social outing. We’ll be ‘practicing’ this in the lead up to Christmas and with all the beautiful toppings that Emily has suggested, it will look fantastic on the Christmas dessert table.


Wholesome Rocky Road Bark (serves ~20)



  • 110g Tanna Farms Coconut Oil
  • 100g raw cacao powder
  • 4-6 Tbl spoon pure maple syrup (depending upon sweetness palate!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To top:

  • Handfuls toasted coconut chips
  • Handfuls raw coconut chips
  • Handful whole freeze-dried raspberries
  • Handful almonds or Tanna Farms roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

The how to:

Melt the coconut oil over simmering water and stir in the cacao powder, vanilla, and pure maple syrup. Pour into a baking paper lined tin (I used a loaf tin) and then top with coconut chips, almonds or peanuts and crushed freeze-dried raspberries. Return to the fridge to set completely before slicing. Store in the fridge. A piece of cake, or in this instance, a piece of bark!



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