How to Make Healthy Chocolate
Finding a balance between healthy eating and my love for all things food can be tricky at times, but sticking to an 80-20 rule (80% raw and unrefined foods, 20% unashamed nom-ing on Dough doughnuts) and finding healthier ways to eat the foods I love helps keep me on track.
This recipe for healthy chocolate is a great way to satisfy a craving for sweets while not eating unhealthy foods. It’s made from 100% good-for-you ingredients that, in moderation, you can feel food about putting in your body! You can make it as-is, stir in nuts and seeds, use it to make healthy chocolate peanut butter cups, or spoon it over banana soft serve for a quick-freeze topping.
Follow the recipe below and in less than 20 minutes (including chill time!) you’ll be enjoying the most delicious healthy chocolate you’ve ever tasted!
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 3 ½ tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted
- ½ teaspoon stevia powder
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- optional: chopped nuts, dried fruits, or any other add-ins you like!
Combine melted coconut oil with stevia and vanilla. Add the cocoa powder and whisk together until there are no lumps or dry parts. Pour into a foil or wax paper-lined container (i.e. shallow tin or mold) and freeze until solid. Break or cut into pieces if needed, and store in the freezer or refrigerator.
Tip: Chop into small pieces and use as chocolate chips!
- Alivia Duran
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