Healthy Chocolate Treats
Well, confession time. I have a thing, a serious thing for chocolate! I could (and have....and do) eat it until I'm just a smudge sick. Also, I feel passionately about the fact that a dessert may or may not actually be a dessert without chocolate in it.
So, when I decided a few summers ago to clean up my dirty eating habits, chocolate needed to be re-done. I found this recipe, and have made it a lot of times since.
1/4cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs. raw honey or pure maple syrup (more or less to taste)
Pinch of salt
*See optional modification at bottom
1.In a small saucepan, warm the coconut oil until it's melted. Then, whisk together all other ingredients over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and let sit at room temperature until slightly thickened.
2.If you want to add any extras, now is the time. I like to add different things. Oats, nuts. raisins, whatever I have on hand. Some times I leave it plain.
3.Put 4-5 muffin liners into a muffin tin.
4.Pour chocolate into liners. Fill about half way.
5.Put these beauties into the fridge or freezer until hardened. If your house is cold enough they will harden sitting on the counter.
I have kept these stored in the fridge for months (2-4, depending on what you put in them).
*One modification I have made is that when I'm feeling more milk-chocolatey, after the coconut oil is melted, and I add the other ingredients, I also add 1/4cup coconut milk.
These little treats help me through some serious chocolate craving moments! Do you have anything that is a super substitute for an un-healthy favourite of yours???
Sharon Vanden Enden
10/29/2013 10:54:09 pm
Your cups look so great! You are an at-home chocolate making master. I love roasting nuts before adding them - adds a rich flavour.
10/29/2013 11:18:11 pm
Yum, roasting nuts before adding them is a lovely idea!
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