Coconut Oil Chocolate Treats
Who says you can’t indulge on sweets when you are on a quest to be healthy? You can still get your sweet fix that is nutritious and delicious but still healthy to begin with. You can whip this chocolate sweet treat in less than five minutes – and the best part of this is it’s no bake!
- 1/2 c Skinny Coconut Oil
- 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- Stevia or Honey – this acts as the sweetener.
- Pour 1/2 c Skinny Coconut Oil into a small mixing bowl (warm under warm running water if necessary - do not microwave).
- Using a sieve, add cocoa powder to the coconut oil, and whisk to combine well. The sieve is a very useful tool in this step as it makes sure that the powder blends evenly with the oil.
- Once the coca powder is fully blended into the coconut oil, add a few dashes/drops of liquid or powdered stevia until you reach the desired sweetness. Please note that other sweeteners (such as honey or agave syrup) can be used, but keep in mind that they don’t blend as well with the oil. If you substitute a different sweetener, make sure that you continue whisking throughout the entire process to make sure that the flavors stay blended.
- Pour chocolate mix into small silicone molds or small paper muffin cups.
- Put the molds or cups in the freezer for approximately 15 minutes (time varies depending on how hot the coconut oil was when you started. If the oil is only just reached its melting stage, these will set in as little as 15 minutes).
**Please note that these should be kept in the fridge or freezer. Coconut oil becomes liquid at 76 degrees F.
Chocolate Treat Tips
If you want to use honey: Like salad dressing, you’ll want to emulsify the oil and honey together. This will help prevent separation (honey sinking to the bottom). Use a small whisk and really mix it well, for at least 1 to 2 minutes. If you want a sure fire way to avoid the honey from sinking to the bottom, use a hand emulsion blender (this will make a very fast job of this too).
Don’t heat the coconut oil too much. Coconut oil turns to a liquid state at body temperature, so it doesn’t need to be much hotter than that. The reason for this is that the hotter the liquid, the longer it will take to cool, giving the mixture more time to separate once in the mold.
- 2 Tbsp of maca powder (mix in with the honey)
- 1 tsp orange rind (mix into the chocolate)
- Seeds, nuts or dried fruit (sprinkle into the silicone trays)