Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Milk Chocolate/Coconut Pyramids

Facebook, Pinterest and blogs everywhere are full of posts about ways to incorporate coconut oil into our diets.  If you're like me, you have a sweet tooth with an affinity for CHOCOLATE!  Most chocolate that is available in the market has added sugar so it's off limits for me right now...but I NEED some chocolate.  My daughter has been making some pretty tasty coconut fudge type treats and I love them!  But she's away this week so I decided to try my hand at some good for you "candies" on my own.

And have you seen the newest jello molds?  They look like little, flat topped pyramids.  As usual, they're free if you buy a few boxes of jello.

Milk Chocolate/Coconut Pyramids

Here's what I came up with:
1 cup virgin coconut oil
4 TBSP really raw honey
Melt these together in a double boiler just until the oil is liquid so we don't kill the beneficial ingredients in the raw honey.  Blend these well so the honey doesn't separate in the mold.

Mix together:
1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 cup organic rice milk powder
3 tsp. maca (because menopause has not been kind to me!
Based on my calculations, that gives you about 600 mg of maca per pyramid.
Do your research and decide if maca is for you.  Adding maca is optional.)

Stir these into the oil and honey blend.
Then add your choice of 1-1/2 to 2 cups
(combined)of nuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit, seeds.
I used pecan pieces, dried cranberries, coconut flakes and toasted buckwheat for a crunch.

Of course I was so excited to experiment with this that I nearly forgot to take pictures!  Here's all the ingredients mixed together in my double boiler.

Once combined, spoon them into the mold stirring well in between to keep things from falling to the bottom.  I found that each jello mold holds about a tablespoon of this precious, "good for you" treat.

It's a little messy but smells so good!

They're cooling in the fridge as I write so I'll let you
know how they turned out before I publish this post!

 After 15-20 minutes in the fridge, they popped out of the mold.  Aren't they cute?!
Tasting...crunching...loving!

It's official...they are
scrumptious!


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1 comment:

  1. Ooo, those look yummy!!!
    Thanks for linking up at Wildcrafting Wednesdays!

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