Here is a recipe for the most delicious chocolate you have ever had. And it’s so good for you!
This recipe is credited to beautiful Eleanor Ozich from Petite Kitchen. She has an incredible blog full of inspiring clean eating recipes and photography that you should check out. This recipe is based on her the best but butter chocolate, with a few additions.
This amazing chocolate has no artificial additives, preservatives or unhealthy fats. It’s high in minerals and vitamins and fast energy making it a guilt-free indulgence and a perfect energy lifter. It’s so GOOD for you! I keep a container in the freezer for when I need a little energy kick mid-afternoon or before a work out, or simply for that melt-in-your-mouth comfort and indulgence.
Coconut oil and cacao are the main ingredients. Coconut oil, primarily made of medium chain triglycerides, is quickly metabolised by the liver for use as energy. So, as a pre-workout snack it supplies your body with instant (and good quality) energy to perform well while using fat as it’s fuel. That means this fat is less likely to be stored as body fat. Cacao (raw cocoa) is high in vitamins, minerals and fibre, and it also contains theobromine, a natural, non-addictive stimulant that has been used to alleviate depression.
So it’s a happy chocolate too!
Try your own versions by adding different extras. Here I have added cinnamon and coconut flakes, but you could also try goji berries and pumpkin seeds for more of an ‘energy bar’, or nuts and sultanas for a ‘Black Forrest’ version. If you love chilli chocolate, add a few chilli flakes and a squeeze of lime juice.
Peanut Butter and Coconut Chocolate
1C coconut oil
1/2C Ceres organic peanut butter
1/2C raw cacao powder
Pinch sea salt
Handful coconut flakes, to garnish
In a small pot, gently melt the oil, peanut butter, and honey together, stirring constantly. Add the cacao, salt, vanilla and cinnamon and whisk to combine.
Line a small cookie tray (10x20cm) with baking paper. Pour mixture into the tray and spread thinly and evenly. Lastly, sprinkle coconut flakes over the chocolate.
Pop into the freezer to harden – 1 to 2 hours. Remove from freezer and cut into squares.
Store in a plastic container in the fridge or freezer.