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It’s chocolate season. 4 Chocolate Recipes.

I have no idea how the giving of eggs at Easter time went from a representation of the gift of life and renewal to the huge sugar and chocolate rush that it has now become. Be that as it may, many of us still find ourselves indulging in more than just the celebration of Easter but in a major Choc-fest.

Luckily chocolate, especially the dark kind is quite a healthy food, but of course, what comes with chocolate is often a ton of sugar. Not so healthy.
So with this in mind, I went looking and I found these absolutely gorgeous chocolate recipes that will sit nicely for anyone who wants to indulge, loves to cook and remain somewhat guilt free this Easter.
These four recipes look pretty good to me and all the websites they came from are truly inspiring if, like me you want to discover a little more about healthy eating all year round and leave the sugar out of your diet. All these recipes contain alternatives to sugar like Maple Syrup, Agave Nectar, Honey and Rice Malt Syrup. Personally, I prefer Rice Malt Syrup as it does not contain any fructose. If you feel the same way, you  could easily swap it for any of the other sweet syrups used in these recipes.
I gave up sugar just before Easter three years ago and except for the occasional digression, I have pretty much remained sugar-free to this day. But that’s no reason not to enjoy all the little goodness and indulgence of the beautiful cocoa bean. 

 

Smooth Criminal Chocolavocado-mousse-tart-mynewrootsate Mousse Tarts

 by Sarah Britton from My New Roots
Just 7 ingredients make this delightfully healthy little tarts. 
  • 11/2 cups walnuts (organic)
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 4 avocado (ripe)
  • 10 dates (very soft, soaked if necessary)
  • 4 tbsps agave nectar
  • 2 tbsps raw cacao powder (high-quality, or cocoa powder if you don’t have the other)
 For the full recipe head on over here.

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Paleo Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Truffles.

By Tessa The Domestic Diva
Raspberries and Chocolate, such a perfect combination and both full of antioxidants!!
1/4 cup cocoa butter (melted, + 3 tablespoons for coating, see link above for what I use)
2 tbsps coconut oil (+ 3 tablespoons for the coating)
2 tbsps coconut butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened + 3 tablespoons for the coating)
1 bag freeze-dried raspberries (blended into a powder and sifted to remove seeds)
11/2 tbsps honey (or coconut nectar, to taste + 1 tablespoon for coating)
2 tsps vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
For the full recipe go here

 

 ChocolateTahini Choc Easter Eggs

By Loving Earth
If you love the nutty flavour of Tahini, you will love this recipe with only 7 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. Too easy. 
  • 1 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup malt syrup (rice)
  • The full recipe can be found here

 

 

 

 

ChocolateLove Bites

By The Holistic Ingredient
It does not get any easier than this recipe. Gorgeous. 
6 strawberries (washed, dried & halved, lengthways)
1 cup raw cacao powder
3/4 cup coconut oil (melted to runny)
5 tbsps malt syrup (rice, or maple syrup, warmed to be runny)
1 pinch sea salt
2 ice cubes (trays)
Go here for the full recipe. 

 

I hope you enjoy these beautiful and healthy chocolate treats. 
See you next time,

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