Okay, I know that it's still January and not quite Valentines season yet, BUT.... I LOVE Valentines day, and I needed something to cheer me up through these gray January days. So... Claire's Kisses were born!! These are a little different than my other chocolate recipes in that they are made with organic cacao wafers, and cacao is a super food that boosts mood, energy, and immune function!
It's a common myth that eating healthy means that you don't eat anything that tastes good, and I'm here to say that you DO NOT have to deprive yourself just because you choose to eat and live a healthful life! Confession.... I used to be OBSESSED with Hershey's chocolate kisses! I was that girl in high school that always had a bag of them in my locker, and I probably consumed a handful a day. I wouldn't recommend that for anyone whether you have a chronic illness or not! So... I'm SUPER EXCITED about these because they're organic, refined sugar-free, and full of nutrients that your body will love!
Stay tuned for different flavored chocolate recipes all through the month of February because this is for sure my new favorite recipe!!
Also, thanks to A Bite of Healthy for helping me out with this recipe! My sister is the creator of this food blog, and she is a food GENIUS! So go check out her blog here.
Claire's Chocolate Kisses!
1/2 cup cacao wafers
4 1/2 Tbs. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbs. coconut butter
1 tsp. coconut oil
*Use organic ingredients when feasible.
I would HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to make your own coconut butter! It's a super simple process and it makes enough coconut butter to fill a small jar!
All you have to do is take two cups of shredded coconut and blend it in a small blender on high until coconut reaches a creamy texture! Store it in the fridge when you're done and enjoy it in lots of your healthy recipes!
Hello! This is your friendly sugar free chocoholic, and I'm here to tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE to eat chocolate and be healthy! This is one of my FAVORITE recipes, and I have to consciously decide to only eat one a day because they taste so similar to store-bought candy! These are so yummy, creamy, and filled with peanut butter! What a great combination! ;) These are also organic, and refined sugar-free like always, and makes a great treat for the holidays!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup raw honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder (at least 80% cacao, sifted)
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered Lakanto
1 tsp vanilla extract
*Makes 24 chocolates
*Store in refrigerator
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Food is one of the greatest forms of science, art, medicine, and sustenance all at the same time! It's what feeds our lives and pumps through our blood. It's what connects us and what gives us energy to fulfill our purpose. It is for that reason that I have a deep passion for discovering, cooking, and eating only the most nutrient dense foods. In my kitchen, we only use organic, whole ingredients that feed the body, as well as the mind and soul. My hope is to inspire healing through healthy AND delicious food that feeds not only our stomachs, but also our hunger for connection and quality of life.