There is something about a bad day that creates an insatiable chocolate craving. Dark, white or milk, it instantly makes my day more bearable. When I started to pay more attention to the ingredient list on the chocolate bar wrappers, I always felt a bit guilty.
Partially inverted sugar syrup? E746? What are these things? Why am I putting these mysterious ingredients into my body? There had to be an alternative to fulfilling my chocolate cravings.
A few years ago I stumbled across my favourite food blog.
When I noticed the word chocolate in the title, I knew instantly it would become a favourite. Chocolate Covered Katie is the most creative food blogger I have found out there in the World Wide Web. Her recipes take a healthier approach to dessert and she makes me feel better about eating so much chocolate.
My go to recipe is her 3 ingredient chocolate bar recipe. It is such a simple and versatile recipe.
I whipped up a batch this evening in less than 5 minutes. I have used it so often that I no longer need to follow the recipe’s measurements, I simply use my own judgment. Sometimes I add a few extra goodies.
Tonight I decided to roast almonds in a pan with a bit of salt and sugar, stirring constantly until the salt and sugar melt into the almonds.
As they cooled, I mixed a few scoops of cocoa powder, a generous amount of maple syrup and a few spoonfuls of melted coconut oil.
I mixed the almonds into the chocolatey mixture and spread it out on a pan covered with parchment paper.
I threw it in the fridge for a couple of minutes and presto, the chocolate is ready to be eaten.
Warning: It won’t last long, so don’t share.