Tuesday, December 16, 2014
3 ingredient Clean Eating Chocolate
These little nuggets are like Doves dark chocolates. I like these better. I have been playing around with chocolate recipes on the web and have found a few things out:
-If you are trying to make candy without white sugar, then Pure Maple Syrup makes a good replacement. Honey sinks to the middle to fast and so the edges of the candy tasted BLAH. Agave wasn't sweet enough for it or maybe I should say for me.
-They have to be stored in the fridge. Coconut oil turns into a liquid at 76 °. These are not M&M's, they will melt in your hand.
-Don't be fooled into thinking you can eat a lot of these since they are not made with white sugar. Coconut oil and Pure Maple syrup are high in Calories so these are about 50-56 calories per chocolate. It depends on how much you put into your mold. My silicone molds are mini ice cube trays. Each square is 1 ¼ inch by 1 ¼ inch, I fill them ½ full.
-I bought my molds at the Outlet Malls in Park City. I don't know the name of the kitchen store but it's right next to Mrs. Fields. Don't ask how I know that, ☺ okay I LOVE cookies. Ikea also has some molds that would work.
3 Ingredient Clean Eating Chocolate
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Coconut oil
3- Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
Put coconut oil in a microwave proof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or till melted. Stir in cocoa powder and syrup. Stir till it's all blended well. (I stir for a good 2-3 minutes).
Next put into silicone ice cube trays or silicone muffin cups.
Put into freezer until they have set up, about 30 min. Pop them out into a contain and store in fridge or freezer.
****I prefer to eat them from the freezer. Try dipping it, or use manners and spread with a knife, almond butter or peanut butter on it, right before you eat one. It's a little piece of heaven.