Healthy Paleo Chocolates (GF, DF + Refined Sugar Free!)
With Easter around the corner, let’s just say we have chocolate on the mind!
And while we certainly do indulge now and then, we often find that healthy treat alternatives can easily be made at home. Chocolate is no exception!
In fact, cacao is so packed with health benefits that whipping up a batch of paleo chocolates should come with no guilt at all. It’s only when we add refined sugar, soy and preservatives to store-bought chocolate that this healthy treat becomes a “no-go”.
This paleo chocolate recipe uses only 3 ingredients: cacao butter, cacao powder and your choice of sweetener (we like honey or stevia!). You can add more or less sweetener depending on how bitter/sweet you like your chocolate…be warned, we like ours dark!
So if you’re in the mood for some chocolate-y goodness – minus the sugary mouth feel and sluggish aftermath, give this recipe a try!
- 150g cacao butter
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- Sweetener: either 4 – 5 tbsp honey or 2 tbsp powdered icing stevia
- Handful activated nuts (optional)
- Silicone moulds or ice trays (e.g. like these!)
- Start by heating a shallow pot of water and bring to the boil.
- In a separate metal bowl, add the 150g of cacao butter. Bring the pot of water down to a simmer, and place the bowl over the top (to create a double boiler).
- Slowly melt the cacao butter, stirring regularly with a spatula or wooden spoon.
- Once the cacao butter is completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and mix in the 1/2 cup of cacao powder and sweetener.
- Combine thoroughly, checking for any lumps in the mixture before pouring into moulds. If you’re using nuts, pop one into the centre of each mould.
- Once you’ve filled the moulds, place them in the fridge for 15 – 20 minutes to set.
- Remove your chocolates from the fridge and enjoy! Tip: they will melt quickly in warm conditions, so store any for later in the fridge!
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