If you have a need for chocolate but are not wanting to consume the high-fructose-laden varieties that are prevalent throughout our grocery and convenience stores, here is a healthy recipe that is super easy, healthy, and very tasty.
Organic Coconut Oil (for this recipe, I used 1 cup)
Cocoa Powder (for this recipe, I used 1 cup)
Raw Honey (for this recipe, I used approx. 1/2 cup)
Peanut Butter (for this recipe, I used approx. 1/4 cup)
Nuts (for this recipe, I used a handful)
The important ratio to remember here is that you need to use equal amounts of the Coconut Oil and Cocoa Powder. Everything else is just to taste and preference.
Put Coconut Oil in bowl and add Cocoa Powder, then mix well (best to use wooden spoon or spatula - you won't need a beater or wire whisk here):
Stir in Raw Honey til well blended:
Stir in Peanut Butter til well blended (I actually like this better without the Peanut Butter, but everyone else does not)...
Add Nuts (this is optional, and you can put in whatever kind of nut or dried fruit you want):
Pour into a mold of some sort (you can use ice cube trays, small bowls, candy molds, etc... I just used what I had laying around the house, and this dollar store plastic serving tray worked really well for what I wanted to do):
Then place the tray/mold in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until firm. Then, pop out of mold - as you can see, this makes nice little bricks of chocolate that you can break apart into smaller pieces if you wish):
Here is the chocolate broken up in to smaller pieces:
That's it! No cooking, no huge mess, and the chocolate tastes just as good or better than anything you will buy commercially. The only thing you need to do now is keep the chocolate cold until you are ready to eat it. I like to keep some in the freezer in a plastic freezer baggie and take just what I need to satisfy my chocolate craving from time to time. It will also keep pretty firm in the refrigerator, too.
An acquaintance made this chocolate candy during a recent trip when I was visiting with friends. I have modified it to my liking, as I am sure you will, too!