Whitney J and I got the privilege of sampling this recipe and let me just say…there are none left…
by Jessica Miller | food writer for The Snap Mom
Are you dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, or just trying to make better food choices? This chocolate recipe is for you! I see lots of raw chocolate recipes come across my screen on a weekly basis via Instagram, Facebook, and other outlets. (Cue images of almond-butter cups, lemon meltaways…drool, drool, drool…) I have yet to try any of them…until now. I’ve seen this exact recipe dozens of times, pinned it on my Pinterest board, and kind of forgotten about it. At the prompting of a friend, I gave it a go. I’m so glad I did! This chocolate was easy to make and so delicious! I’ve definitely found a new go-to chocolate. It’s perfect because it’s full of antioxidants from the cacao and healthy fat from the coconut oil, and the raw honey is a great antiviral.
Win, Win, Win! You ready to try it?
What you’ll need:
Melt the coconut oil if needed; add cacao and honey, and stir until the honey is well incorporated. Add any flavor combinations* you desire, or keep it as is (it’s great on its own), and pour into chocolate molds or a lined baking sheet. Cool in the fridge and enjoy! Note: if you’re using molds, you may need to pop these in the freezer for a few minutes before popping out of the molds. AND these need to be stored in the fridge since the coconut oil may revert back into liquid form if room temp is too warm.
Here are some of the yummy flavor combinations I tried:
–Orange Chipotle (Loved it! I used ground chipotle pepper and Young Living orange essential oil)
-Sea Salt (Liked it. I sprinkled a little ground pink Himalayan sea salt in the molds before pouring in the chocolate)
– Peppermint (Loved it! I used Young Living peppermint essential oil)
–Lavender (Totes gross. I spat it out. Ha!)
Turn it into a “bark” with the addition of your favorite dried fruits and nuts.
Dip fresh fruit into it. (Think healthier version of chocolate covered strawberries)
Jump back in time to your childhood, and pour it over ice cream or gelato. You’ll get a magic shell effect.
Have fun with it, Snappers.
Sweet chocolate wishes,