Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a wicked sweet tooth - one that I really struggle to keep in check. This has probably been the hardest part for me in making the decision to go clean... and I am often coming up with ways that I can enjoy something a little bit sweet without going against what works best for our health. I must write a serious post about why we embarked on this journey in the first place - mostly down to digestive issues, but I'll save that for another day...tonight the focus is on chocolate and making hump day a little sweeter, not the internal workings of a crazy little family!
A wee while back, hubby and I were sitting down after a huge day, and we decided that we simply MUST have something sweet and chocolatey (ever had that feeling?...good!). There was nothing in the house, and I wasn't in the mood for getting too creative, so I looked through my recipe archives and found this divine coconutty, chocolatey treat. I made a half batch, which turned out to be a wise choice, otherwise we may have made ourselves a little sick, as they were kind of addictive, but I will post the full recipe should you be making these for more than 2 people. These take mere minutes to make, and could not be easier to whip up when the sweet cravings take hold!
Chocolate Brownie Cake Bites(Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free)
(recipe adapted from http://www.health-bent.com/treats/paleo-brownie-cake-bites)
- You can buy coconut butter from most natural health food stores or specialty grocery stores, but I find it a whole lot faster and massively cheaper just to make my own. Click here to find the recipe http://www.keepingitreal.net.nz/search/label/Coconut%20Butter at the bottom of the page
- You can choose sugar free chocolate if you would prefer to not have any refined sugar in the baking. There are a number of different brands available, varying in quality and ingredients. Try to find one that doesn't just substitute sugar for a whole raft of other nasties.