When we need that chocolate fix, we don’t need to run off to the local shop and grab a processed bar that’s going to sky rocket your blood sugar. I LOVE chocolate, always have, and this (nourishing) homemade chocolate is just as satisfying as the bought bars. The only difference is this recipe is full of ingredients that your body will thank you for. It literally melts in your mouth and is just so delicious.
You can leave out the essential oils but the add an incredible flavour.
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup nut butter (I use almond or cashew butter)
1/2 cup cacao powder
2 drop doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil (optional)
1 drop doTERRA Cinnamon Bark essential oil (optional)
pinch of sea salt
small handful chopped toasted almonds
In a small saucepan on a very low heat, melt the honey or maple syrup, coconut oil and nut butter. Stir in the cacao and sea salt. Stir until smooth. Add and blend in the almonds until coated with chocolate. Carefully pour into a small slice tin lined with parchment paper.
Place in freezer to set for approx. 1 hour.
Remove from freezer and chop up into pieces. As delicious as this chocolate is the coconut oil has it melt easily between the fingers so they’re best stored in the fridge.
If you make this chocolate I hope you love it as much as I do – I’d love to know what you think so let me know in the comments below!