Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dig into Dark Chocolate (Homemade) in a Dash!

Aaah, TOTALLY amazing!!! Thank you Chocolate Covered Katie for her brilliance :) She got me started with yummy chocolate from home!  

Here is what I do!


Here is all you need for Healthy Dark Raisinets Hearts!



Raisins (unsweetened -- no sugar in ingredients list)
Unsweetened cocoa
Coconut oil (mine was from amazon.com)
Agave nectar (from Costco, but amazon.com has everything!)
Dash of salt (optional)


Melt 1/2 c oil (microwave ~60 sec in a microwave (or with a candle warmer, another Chocolate Covered Katie trick), then stir in 1/2 c cocoa, and 1/4 c agave (it's still sugar, so try using with even less for an even healthier treat) until smooth.  Then mix in a cup or so raisins, fill resealable plastic bag, plastic container, or candy molds (I often use silicone bakeware as shown below), and freeze for ~15 min. Enjoy!

Candy stores really well in freezer.

No stove top worries, and so easy your kids can definitely make the recipe!

A delightful treat! Click here for the Health and Happiness Benefits of Chocolate!

Chocolates shown are huge, so just part of one is super-satisfying! The chewy raisins, frozen, almost give the texture of chocolate-covered caramels!


 
Also try: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


Other TASTY ADDITIONS to Dark Chocolate (many work for Chocolate Fudge too!): mint extract, cashews, dried cherries, natural peanut butter, Low-Fat Triscuits or other healthy crackers, whole wheat pretzels, cereal, shredded coconut, Laraballs, grapes, strawberries, banana slices dipped, ....

COMMENTS: what will you do with your own MELTY HOMEMADE DARK CHOCOLATE?

5 comments:

beachmom5 said...

what else could I substitute for the Agave?

Colleen Grossner said...

Thank you for asking! Well, that's all I've used, but you could try regular sugar or brown sugar or ground dates. I really avoid sugar, but using sugar for this, instead of buying candy, chocolate bars, etc, would still be a big improvement! Good luck and let me know what you end up trying! Have a good night!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely easy to make and tasteful. My husband was a fan of your chocolate and he really dislikes coconut.

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