Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chocolate Candy Bites {recipe!}

I {Jeannine} just got a 5-gallon bucket of coconut oil and after reading the book that came with it, I wanted to eat nothing but coconut oil for the rest of my life. I know that's a bit excessive, so I am trying to incorporate it into our life in as many ways as I reasonably can. I was trying to figure out a way to get it into my kids' diet on a regular basis, and this is perfect.

This recipe showed up in my news feed on Facebook recently without a link. So I tried it, and I like it so much I had to share. It's easy, and it really does taste just like chocolate! My kids like it too, so it's a win-win for all of us - I'm sneaking the good stuff into them, and they think they're eating candy which means mom ROCKS because it's not something I normally encourage!

Ingredients:
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. cocoa powder (or carob or cacao)
2-3 T raw honey (with less honey it will taste more like dark chocolate)
buy ingredients here

Directions:
1. Fill a medium sauce pan about half way with water, heat on medium-high until nice and warm.
2. Put ingredients into a glass measuring cup, mason jar, or something similar, and place into warm water.
3. Turn burner to low and simmer, stirring as the oil liquifies.
4. When everything is thoroughly mixed, remove from pan and pour into candy molds or mini-muffin pan.
5. Put into fridge or freezer to harden for a few hours.
6. Pop out of molds and store in fridge or freezer (coconut oil melts at about 76 degrees, so if your home is cooler than that, you could store them at room temperature).

Homemade Healthy Chocolates
~This can also be done with butter instead of coconut oil. I have tried it, it's amazing also, and definitely tastes buttery!
{This post originally appeared here}

2 comments :

Jessica @ Sunny Stitching said...

These sound delicious!

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