Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Whole Food Honey-Sweetened Chocolate Goodness

Chocolate is tricky when you're eating no processed sugars.  I was a really good girl when I was following the GAPS diet.  I thought that meant deprivation.  So I did not partake of chocolate for more than a year, since I couldn't find any that tasted good and used whole food ingredients.  My amazing friend Angelica Orr helped me see that life can be both delicious and healthy. She brought me this amazing hot fudge, as well as the PB chocolate cups, and I was inspired.  We found hot chocolate (and the cake that's on another post) with the help of my dear friend Nicole R, who adapted her daughter's birthday party treats to accommodate my little girls (I love you Nicole!).  The ice cream recipe was inspired by three I found online (after we had a lot of raw milk and needed help using it for a while).  Thanks ladies!   Happy healthy chocolate eating.  :)

Whole Food Hot Fudge

THANK YOU Angelica Orr!

1/3 c. coconut oil
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/3 c. raw honey
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. milk or almond milk
1/4 tsp. sea salt

In a small sauce pan, heat ingredients on medium-low until everything is melted together, whisking constantly.  Store leftovers in fridge.

Honey Chocolate Ice Cream

1 c. honey
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1/3 c. butter
1 pinch sea salt
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 c. cream (raw milk cream is perfect)
2 2/3 c. whole milk (raw milk is divine)

Combine honey and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan; stir to incorporate
Add the butter, burn the heat to low on the pan, continually stir to combine
Turn off the heat once most of the butter has melted and continue stirring until the butter is fully incorporated.
Add the cream a little at a time, stirring after each addition, to fully incorporate the chocolate sauce
Add the milk, stir to combine.  Add salt and vanilla.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours
Follow instructions on your ice cream maker.

Honey Sweetened Hot Chocolate

Adapted from "Recipes to Nourish"

1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. raw honey
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In a sauce pan, heat milk on medium low heat until warmed through
In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, honey and extract until you make a sauce (like for the chocolate ice cream)
Stir the syrup into the warmed milk and enjoy.

Makes 1 serving

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix 

Just 3 ingredients!  You can make this ahead and just add warm milk when you are ready)  SO DELICIOUS!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

THANK YOU Angelica Orr!

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. natural peanut or almond butter
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/3 c. raw honey
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat just until melted together.  Use mini muffin pans and paper liners, fill cups 3/4 full.  Makes 24.  Store in the fridge.

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