Hello fellow chocoholics.
Easter is looming and I'm ditching the guilt and committing to nourishing myself whilst indulging.
Here is a really simple recipe for 100% guilt free homemade chocolate nutbutter bites.. and they are so delicious! Who am I kidding, they will definitely not last until next week let along Easter so I'll just have to make some more!
If you're time poor then making the actual chocolate only takes a minute or two, but if you have a few more minutes then try these!
LET THE FUN BEGIN!
5 heaped tablespoons of raw cacao powder
4 heaped tablespoons of extra virgin raw coconut oil
1 heaped tablespoon of Almond, Brazil, Cashew butter
1 heaped tablespoon of Chia Seeds (Optional)
1 heaped tablespoon of raw honey Or organic maple syrup (or to suit your taste) You can sub this out for Rice Malt Syrup if you don't want any Fructose but I like the added health benefits of raw honey.
A sprinkle of Celtic sea salt
Optional: Sometimes I like to add a tablespoon of beautiful grass fed cultured butter or a good quality grass fed organic cream.. Experiment and see what variations suit your tastebuds :)
Add all ingredients to a bowl except the honey and mix up until smooth.
Add the honey and mix thoroughly.
Now this is the best part!! Taste it. Is it sweet enough? Taste it again to make sure. Does it need a little more? Better have another taste just to make sure!
Carefully spoon some chocolate into paper cups or you can use some baking paper in a muffin tin.
Once you have a thin layer, place them into the freezer for a few minutes to set.
Remove from freezer and carefully spoon some nut butter straight from the jar on top of the chocolate.
Again place in the freezer to set for a few minutes. Whilst it's setting in the freezer you better try the chocolate mixture once more just to make sure you got the consistency right.
Remove the cups from the freezer and again carefully spoon the chocolate on top of the nut butter.
Place back in freezer or fridge to set.
When ready to indulge, serve them straight out of the fridge.
What variations on this recipe do you like? Sometimes I add coconut, a variety of seeds, bee pollen, goji berries, blueberries, or cocoa butter.
The best part of making your own chocolate is experimenting!