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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Chocolate Almond Bark Recipe - TRES Healthy!

EVERYTHING about this stuff is GOOD for you.  Some may not like the taste if they are used to refined sugar and other crap in their chocolate, but if you can acclimatize your tastebuds to natural, healthy things like this, it is very much worth it for your health.

What you need can be found in the average health food store and even in some grocery stores.

  • Organic cocoa powder
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Celtic sea salt
  • Stevia powder
  • Almonds

That's it.

1.  The way I make it is to mutli-task.  While I've got a cup of tea steeping, I place a glass soup bowl on top of the hot mug.  Into the bowl, I place about 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.  You can put a plate over the bowl to speed up the melting process and/or stir the solidified oil with a spoon or fork till melted.  (This step is not necessary if your coconut oil is in liquid state already, such as in summer, in a warm climate, or in a very cozy house.)

2.  Then I add enough cocoa powder to make about the consistency of Elmer's glue except a bit more runny and not mucilaginous.

3.  Add a pinch of Celtic sea salt (about 1/8 tsp but adjust to taste) and the same for stevia.

4.  Stir in about 1/2 cup of chopped almonds.

5.  Now take all this and spread it around on a square of wax paper that is on a pie plate.  Doesn't need to look fancy coz you're going to break it into pieces later anyway.

6.  Put this in the freezer for at least half an hour.

7.  Remove from freezer and break into bite sized pieces.

8.  Store in the fridge. Eat when hungry.

It is likely to give you energy, so use with caution around bedtime.  If not already aware of the health benefits, look into each ingredient and see for yourself.  This is a powerhouse of goodness for the body and the mind.

I'll add a picture of this stuff next time I make it.  For now, here's a picture of my gallon bucket of coconut  oil:

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