Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Healthy Chocolate??

I titled my post healthy chocolate, because that's exactly what this little treat is...Healthy.  Chocolate and peanut butter goodness healthified!

I absolutely love Resees  peanut butter cups, but rarley eat them.  If your anywhere near my age let's just say pushing 40, then you can understand things like Resees become forbidden pleasures.  What do they say "a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!"  Unfortunately this becomes more true with each passing year.

Which brings me to my new creation.
Vegan and high raw peanut butter cups!

these are some of the ingredients I used

and I can't forget my beloved coconut oil!

I mixed a couple of Tablespoons of PB with a little agave syrup and little ground flax to give it that Resees like consistency

I put a little of the chocolate at the bottom of cupcake holders, which is a combo of cocoa, coconut oil, and agave syrup.  I don't measure at all; I just add a little of this and that till I like the taste and consistency.  If I were to guess I'd say I use about equal parts cocoa to coconut oil.

then I top with the PB

I finish it off with another layer of chocolate.  Refrigerate after complete.  All my candies and desserts will need refrigeration because I don't use sugar, salt, or preservatives.  All of these ingredients preserve food.

Next I whipped up a batch of Vegan and high raw chocolates.  Using the same chocolate preparation as above; cocoa, coconut oil, and agave syrup.

I finished these off by adding some mint and lemon balm from my garden

lastly I made a batch of chocolate and poured it into a dish (same preparation)
I put it in the refrigerator to harden.

then I turned it out onto a cutting board

and coarsely chopped
You can use these to bake with, snack on, use as toppings, throw in smoothies, the sky's the limit.
As everything else, keep refrigerated.  Enjoy!


I'm linking up with Marla at Always Nesting


  1. That looks soooo good!! I've never actually seen a healthy candy recipe like this and it looks delicious.

  2. Woo Hoo! I'm so glad you linked this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. It fits right in with my healthy refreshments I served today. :)

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  4. Yum! This sounds so good! I cook this way to!