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Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I've been experimenting with making my own healthy(er) chocolate lately.  And I think I've finally hit on a good combo.  This is so super easy.  You really just add everything to taste and depending on how much you want to end up with.

In a bowl, combine equal parts unsweetened cocoa powder + finely grated coconut + melted coconut oil.
Add honey to taste.
Throw in a pinch of salt.
Blend with an immersion blender (I did this with our whisk attachment).
Revel in your healthy chocolate when your kids go to bed the next evening.

The crazy thing is, I don't really crave sweets anymore.  I can only handle a teeny bit of this stuff at a time.  I prefer fruits.  Maybe it's pregnancy, I don't know, but whatever it is, I am grateful for it.  Sweets used to be my downfall - big time.

So anyway, here's what we did with our healthy chocolate recently.  Remember the no-bake cookies?  Well, we got the bright idea to smother them in chocolate for our FHE treat this week.  Anders was in charge of treats, so he and Soren grabbed toothpicks and took care of dipping and coating (almost) the whole pan.  (I say almost because we had already eaten a few of them.  Hee hee.)

Take a look at the process.  Can you tell how much the boys loved fulfilling their FHE duties?  :)

So, yeah.  Our new chocolate-smothered, no-bake cookies were given hearty approval by this now sweets-crazed family.  In fact, the night they were made (Sunday night in preparation for Monday night FHE), Dan "had" to taste test a couple before he sat down and did yet another of his signature happy dances.  I love his happy dance.  It makes me happy.  :)  We will surely be whipping these up again.  If you try the chocolate concoction, let us know how you like it or if you adapt it somehow for your family!  We love to hear about innovation in the kitchen since that's what we seem to be all about these days.  Truth be told, when it works out - when the family is smiling and giving you thumbs up and raving about your culinary prowess - it's rather empowering.  Can I get a "hear, hear"?
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Anonymous said...

Try stevia for a sweetner next time instead of honey. Honey impacts the pancreas almost identical to sugar. Stevia does not. Mom