Sweet Treats

Hi there! Well, it’s almost Friday!! We are getting there!!  

To hold you over until the weekend, I have some tasty treats for you today.  I don’t know about you, but my husband and I love chocolate.  I am obsessed with dark chocolate, but my husband… he doesn’t discriminate.

Right around the time dinner is over each night, my husband gives me that look and I know just what he is thinking.  Is there any chocolate in this house?  I may or may not hide it from him… I’m really nice, I know 😉

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My husband’s number one request is chocolate drizzled popcorn. 

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I buy the smart pop kettle corn and simple pop it, lay it on a tray lined with aluminum foil, melt some dark chocolate chips, and use a fork to drizzle the chocolate onto the popcorn.  I then pop it into the freezer for about 3-5 minutes until it sets up (so the chocolate doesn’t melt all over your hands) and then put it in a bowl and dig in! 

I like my popcorn plain! 

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Next up is a favorite of mine that is very adaptable.  

When it comes to dessert, I like to feel like I am indulging without actually over-doing it.  That is where this next recipe comes into play!

Healthy chocolate bark/chocolate fudge.

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I have yet to really measure out the ingredients or mess up this recipe. That is why I love it!

Chocolate bark: Melt a couple tablespoons of coconut oil and a couple teaspoons of honey in a bowl, then add a couple tablespoons of dark chocolate cocoa powder and mix.  Line a plate with foil, spread mixture onto foil, pop in freezer.. freeze for at least 10-15 minutes or until it is set.

Chocolate fudge: Melt a couple tablespoons of coconut milk fat (if you open a can of coconut milk, skim off the top thick layer … that is the part you want for this recipe) and a couple teaspoons of honey in a bowl, then add a couple tablespoons of dark chocolate cocoa powder and mix.  Line a plate with foil, spread mixture onto foil (this mixture will be thick like brownie batter), pop in freezer for about 5-10 minutes until set. 

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The best part about these recipes is that they are so adaptable to whatever your taste buds desire. 

Easy substitutions: walnut oil for coconut oil, maple syrup for honey, regular cocoa powder (or cacao powder) for dark cocoa powder.

Easy additions (add on top of mixture or into wet mixture before freezing): chopped peppermint candies, chopped pecans, walnuts, pistachios, dried cranberries, shredded coconut, pretzels, sprinkles… the list goes on! 

That is all for today!!! I hope you have a great one!

Questions for you: Answer in the comments!!

  1. Are you a dessert person?  
  2. What is your favorite dessert? Favorite healthy dessert?
  3. Would you rather have chocolate or skittles/starburst type candy?

 

 

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