If you’re like me, I simply love chocolate! I could eat it everyday, twice a day…I don’t but I could. If you’re reading this article chances are you love it too! Well, what if there was a chocolate you could make that you knew all the ingredients and it was actually quite good for you! Everything in moderation of course, but this little recipe helps not only with your craving, but fighting inflammation and infections at the same time.
Every now and then (or every 5 minutes!) I get a chocolate craving! I love chocolate, and even though there are antioxidants in the real dark chocolate, it’s still high in sugar. I have been trying to come up with some recipes that satisfy the sweet tooth, provide the antioxidant levels of dark chocolate, and have a lower (or no sugar) content. So I threw together this recipe the healthy hot chocolate squares because they seriously taste like hot chocolate!
1 1/4 cup boiling water
3 Tbsp gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut milk powder
1 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey (here is how to melt it and retain its benefits)
1 Tbsp vanilla
pinch sea salt
additional coconut oil for greasing baking dish
Grease a glass baking dish with coconut oil and set aside
In a small sauce pan, boil 1 1/4 cups water
Then, in a high powered blender, add the gelatin and 1/2 cold water
Allow it to sit and “bloom” for a few minutes — that’s fancy talk for allowing it to gel
Note: I LOVE coconut milk powder and think these are the most delicious with half coconut milk powder and half cocoa powder. If you would like, you can use only cocoa powder for a really chocolatey hot chocolate square. I add the coconut first and top off with the cocoa.
Next, add the rest of the ingredients to the blender
Blend until liquefied
Pour into your greased baking dish
Place into your fridge until set
Slice into cubes and enjoy!
I store mine cut up in a plastic bag for easy access, they last up to one week in the fridge
Makes about 25 one inch cubes