Easy, Healthy Chocolate

Before I start this, can I just talk about how hard it is to do food photography when you have two small children?

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Most of my attempts looked like this…with someone’s tiny limb in the frame. I know of food bloggers with small children, so I say hats off to you ladies.

Now…let’s get down to the business of CHOCOLATE.

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If you’re like me, you need something sweet after dinner. Problem is, we live way too close to the corner shop, and there is always some massive Cadbury bar on sale for £1. It is a dangerous situation. So, when I need a chocolate fix and I don’t want to throw all my healthy eating down the drain, I make up these little beauties.

You guys, they are easy. And healthy. Simon says they’re so healthy you get more healthy the more of them you eat, but I wouldn’t take it that far.

Here’s what you need:

Equal parts coconut oil, cocoa powder, and honey (raw is best, but normal will do). 

That’s it.

I use about 1/4 cup of each and that makes as many as you see in the photo.

Method

Heat the three ingredients on low, low, low heat in a saucepan. You’re not cooking it, you’re just combining it. So heat them while stirring until smooth, and then pour equal amounts into the cups of a silicon muffin pan. They’re pretty rich, so you don’t want to make them too big. Trust me.

Here’s the fun part – toppings! You can add just about anything you want, to your own taste. I’ve done coarse sea salt and chilli flakes, raisins and walnuts, dried coconut, rosemary and sea salt…the possibilities are endless!

Stick in the freezer, and they’ll be set in about an hour. Pop them out and enjoy! And if you want to eat all six, you know, that’s okay….they’ll probably make you skinny.

*If you don’t have a silicon muffin pan, you could pour the mixture out onto parchment paper on a baking pan, and then break it apart when it solidifies.

 

Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

One thought

  1. We make these all the time. They are delicious. For super lazy cooks, don’t even warm them to combine. Just put them in a blender. And try them with peanuts and raisins = fruit and nut bar.

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