These are so simple to make, with only 3 ingredients. They are absolutely amazing and addicting…. and even…. healthy?! They are like a cross between a chocolate bar and fudge. Made with organic extra virgin coconut oil (which can be found in the vitamin section in Walmart), honey (local/raw is best) and unsweetened cocoa powder (raw organic is best but regular is fine too). I made these today to try the recipe and I didn’t even plan on blogging about it, but now I must!!! I really want to give credit to the creator of this recipe, but I cannot remember what site I found these on, so sorry! I had the recipe written down on a piece of paper. If I ever find it again I will post a link immediately! I doubled this recipe and ended up with about a sandwich bag full of chocolate. So this is what you need:
- 4 tablespoons organic extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
First, melt your coconut oil. I used a glass measuring cup set inside of a pan with some water. I heated it low and slow, but I am sure you could melt it faster if you are in a hurry or have no patience, lol. Pour your melted coconut oil into a medium sized bowl, then add in the honey. Whisk together until combined. Whisk in cocoa powder, a little at a time. Keep stirring until your mixture has thickened up and no lumps remain. Pour into a flat container and stick it in the fridge or freezer until solid. You may want to spray your container with non stick spray first, I did have a bit of difficulty getting mine out. Then you just cut into small squares. So easy right?! This would also be perfect for silicone molds!
I sprinkled kosher salt and shredded coconut on top of my chocolate before sticking it in the freezer, and I have to say the little bit of salt makes these even more amazing! I really love sweet and salty combos. You could also stir in nuts, dried fruit, extracts, etc. There is a coconut taste to them, but even my husband who hates coconuts LOVED these chocolates. He ate several after dinner tonight lol. Don’t tell him I told you 🙂 As I said in my deodorant post, coconut oil starts to melt at 76 degrees. So you may want to store these goodies in the fridge or freezer… in the back… where no one can see them but you! Seriously…. they will go quick!
Now you can have a treat and not feel so bad about it 🙂 Sure coconut oil does have fat in it, but its the good kind! If you google “benefits of coconut oil” you will find lots of great info. Its also really good for your skin and can be a great treatment for damaged hair. If you get the raw organic cocoa you get the amazing benefits of that as well, bonus!
I really hope you will try these, they far exceeded my expectations and I had to share! Let me know if you plan on trying them, or if you do try them please let me know what you think!