I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the healthiest of aspiring healthy eaters. I consider cheese to be so important it’s basically its own food group, and gummy life savers are my kryptonite. Another weakness is dark chocolate. I buy those little dark chocolate covered acai or blueberry chunks and continue to mindlessly pop them into my mouth until I feel pre-diabetic.
So in the name of making small beneficial changes in 2016 (the year of “get your shit together”), I decided to research a healthier and richer alternative. One that wouldn’t necessarily be bad for me, but that would also stop my chocolate craving in its tracks with its potency. Needless to say, I found it (otherwise you would find no new blog post today) in the form of these little dark chocolate coins, made from just coconut oil, coco powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup or honey.
4 Ingredient Dark Chocolate
(makes roughly 12 coins)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coco powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (depending on the contents of your pantry and your desired flavor profile)
- Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium low heat.
- Once it is fully melted, add the other ingredients one at a time while stirring.
- When everything is well mixed together, you can pour the chocolate into your candy mold, or use these mini cupcake papers in a mini cup cake pan. Refrigerate for one hour to set.
I wouldn’t make the chocolates too big, because they really pack a lot of chocolate into a small amount of space. The plus side to these babies is that they are a fantastic, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Just one after dinner is the perfect dessert and it’s packed full of healthy fats, woop wooop.
Do you guys have any healthier options to your favorite desserts? I want to know in the comments!