Have you been looking for a healthy chocolate alternative to the common store-bought chocolate? Our guest author, and coconut oil lover, April Sheets has offered us her favorite recipe for making chocolate that's good and good for you since it incorporates the benefits of coconut oil.
It's easy, beneficial and yummy. How can you go wrong?
1 cup liquid Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
3/4 cup Organic Raw Cacao Powder (find at health food stores)
1/3 cup Organic Raw Honey
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (learn how to make your own)
1/4 tsp Organic Chocolate Extract (optional, makes it more chocolately)
Dash of Fine Celtic Sea Salt
Patiently melt the coconut oil for your healthy chocolate by putting it in a bowl and placing that bowl over a bowl of warm water. Don't allow any water in the coconut oil and don't overheat it. Never microwave any of the ingredients. You can also warm it in a toaster oven on the lowest warm setting.
Warm the honey separately, the same way as the coconut oil. It is important for the honey to be runny in order to combine with coconut oil.
Once the coconut oil and honey are warm combine all of the ingredients in a blender or a bowl and mix well.
Pour into chocolate molds and put in the freezer to set up for an hour. Once set up, this yummy, homemade chocolate can be stored in the fridge.
This is a delicious way to get your daily coconut oil, however it will melt easily so it isn't recommended to take it far from the fridge. Adding 1/2 cup melted cacao butter would make a more shelf stable healthy chocolate if you so wish.
April Sheets is a peaceful parenting, babywearing and unschooling mom of three, an alternative medicine and natural immunity advocate, and raw food loving, juicing enthusiast. She is a lactivist, intactivist woman "altruistically trying to save the world from itself." Learn more from Sheets at Primitive Mommy: Instinctual Eating, Parenting and Living.
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