Make Your Own:
*Chocolate Treats *
A homemade chocolate that's easy & quick to make, free of commercial chocolate nasties, that looks and tastes like a top shelf chocolatier's?
You can even add your own flavors...
READ LABELS on commercial chocolates & you may never eat them again!
Watch out for store bought chocolates that contain:
! hydrogenated oils from palm oil to soybean oil - eeeeek, trans fat.
! emusifiers (to hold it all together) like, soy lecithin, sunflower lecithin, PGPR, E442...
! artificial flavors...
! artificial sweeteners; polyglycitol, xylitol, inulin and sorbitol, sucralose, aspartame and saccharin...
What we gain from whipping up a batch of our own batch of PrimeFit Chocolate Treats is knowing what's in them!
Yes chocolate has Nutritonal Value!
*Raw Unrefined Cacao Butter is a fat...Yes, but its mostly saturated (& like Coconut Oil more likely to be used as energy rather than stored). PLUS! Raw Cacao Butter is also going to supply us with the perfect smooth and creamy texture for our shiny delicious homemade beauties!
*Raw Cacao Powder is choc-o-block with with antioxidants (A top rated entry on The ORAC Scale - used to rate the antioxidant capacity of foods)., phenylethylamine (a mood enhancer), magnesiums, manganese, zinc, calcium and potassium...and in our Homemade version...
READ THIS ARTICLE IF YOU NEED MORE CONVINCING!
Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
*Raw Honey...a pure sweetener containing trace amounts of enzymes. amino acids, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants. The power and mystery of honey as a food, a medicine, a beauty product has sustained humans for centuries.
Make 'em yourself - you can't lose. Don't live on them! But you can certainly indulge your chocolate cravings knowing everything you're putting into your mouth has some nutritional value without the Food Junk so common in commercial offerings!
The ingredients I'm linking to are ones I've used (& still use) myself for making these treats (& others!) I can recommend them based on quality, taste, & value!
PRIME FIT CHOCOLATE TREATS - with Flavor Options...
1 cup Raw Cocoa Butter
1 cup Raw Cacao Powder
½ cup Raw Honey - or to taste
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract - optional
1/2 tsp Salt - optional
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes /Shredded Coconut- optional
Candy Molds (Can't beat these!)
Use CLEAN & DRY containers & utensils. Avoid getting water or any other liquid in the chocolate mix - it will RUIN the texture!
Melt Cocoa Butter over low/medium heat.
*Use the double-boiler method to melt the Cocoa Butter - 1/2 fill a saucepan with water and balance a small saucepan with your Cocoa Butter in it over that.
Remove melted Cocoa Butter from heat and add Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Salt...
Now's a good time to add your optional flavors! (see below)
Let cool a bit.
Stir in the honey.
Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth.
Pour the chocolate into Candy Molds (DRY & CLEAN!) or you can pour onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Let harden for several hours at room temperature.
They will harden faster in the fridge.
Can store for over a week at room temperature or can be kept fridge.
They can be frozen.
Orange/Coconut: zest of 1 organic orange & shredded coconut
Lemon/Sea Salt: zest of one organic lemon + an extra pinch salt
Ginger/Coconut: a couple pinches ground ginger + shredded coconut
Lemon/Spice: zest of 1 organic lemon & a pinch of chili powder
*Morton's Canning Salt - A pure granulated salt, with no added preservatives or free-flowing agents