Homemade dark chocolate is one of the easiest things to make, this recipe has only 5 ingredients and is ready in no time.
Dark chocolate is shown to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimers. Cacao gives dark chocolate it’s flavor and also is high in minerals and antioxidants, read I Heart Dark Chocolate to learn more about the many health benefits of cacao. In this recipe, I also use coconut oil, which offers many health benefits – including Alzheimer’s disease prevention, and potentially even reversal, according to this article. It is estimated that as many as 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium, which is also linked to Alzheimers and other disorders like ADD, muscle aches and osteoporosis, read article from Natural News. This homemade dark chocolate is a delicious and healthy way to get a daily dose of heart health benefits and Alzheimers protection – so enjoy a square of this dark chocolate without any guilt!
Homemade Dark Chocolate
Melt the coconut oil (I like to use a double boiler on a low simmer), allow to cool just slightly, then put all ingredients into a bowl – whisk together to combine well. Pour into a mold (I like the Tovolo ice cube molds), and put in freezer. They should be ready in 15 mins!!
They taste a little like a Mounds candy bar. This recipe has to come with a warning – you will find it hard to buy dark chocolate at the store ever again after trying this! Best kept stored in freezer.
Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.
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Sara, this looks scrumptious. Thanks for posting!
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What a perfect combination! Dark chocolate is actually my favorite. And having coconut oil as one of its ingredients is even better. This is such a healthy treat for me!
I try and have some coconut oil every day. Making chocolate with it is a great way to “force yourself” to eat it. I use a pan made to bake tiny muffins, one teaspoon in each. Then into the freezer. They pop out with slight pressure close to the edge. Instant portion control. Have added almonds to the muffin tin before pouring chocolate over – works great.
Thanks for your comment and sharing your great idea Joan!
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