We all have (happily) heard about the health benefits of eating chocolate. It is music to my ears! Here’s a great article from the Mayo Clinic that you will enjoy entitled: Healthy Chocolate – Dream or Reality.
My sister recently shared this very easy recipe with me for do-it-yourself chocolate that has all the goodness and none of the drawbacks… except of course, the calories. So moderation is always the best plan.
½ cup of high-quality, unsweetened cocoa
½ cup of coconut oil
3 Tablespoons of coconut sugar
3 Tablespoons of heavy cream or coconut creme.
Melt the cocoa and the coconut oil together over a low flame. Combine the coconut sugar and creme and mix well, then add it to the cocoa.
Prepare a pie plate or dish by lining it with parchment (and some nuts if you like). Pour the cocoa mixture into the pie plate and refrigerate for a few hours until solid.
Enjoy! Keep refrigerated to maintain it firm and easy to eat.