Let me tell you something, I used to be obsessed with chocolate! Well I guess I still am but now I sort of have my obsession under control. You may have already guessed this by now from all the healthy treats that are on my blog. In fact I think when I first started my blog 3 years a go, desserts and treats were the only recipes on it!
While my chocolate addiction is far from what it used to be, I still love a good treat once a week. Eating healthy is a lifestyle change, not a diet. So I really do think it is important to have treat foods on the odd occasion, enjoy it and savour every last mouthful.
I find this chocolate recipe tastes the best when you use unscented coconut oil as the coconut oil flavour can be too overpowering otherwise. Here is the brand I buy from Pak' n Save.
Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate
¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
¼ cup of almond butter or other nut butter such as peanut butter
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or use 100% cocoa powder)
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 Tbsp of honey or pure maple syrup
4 Tbsp of raisins
4 Tbsp of roasted almonds
If your almonds are raw, then first roast them in the oven at 160 degrees for 5-10 minutes until starting to brown.
Mix the melted coconut oil, almond butter, cacao powder, vanilla, salt and honey together until combined.
Add the roasted almonds and raisins, mix well.
Pour your chocolate mixture into a baking-paper lined tin or container. And leave it in the freezer to set for 30-60 minutes before slicing.
It can be stored in the fridge or freezer - I prefer eating it straight from the freezer!