LUXE / HEALTH choc-dipped strawberries…

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I don’t know about you, but choc-dipped strawberries are one of my favourite treats at Christmas time, but after two or three (read: half a dozen), I find the sugar in the chocolate  leaves my teeth tingling.  Here’s a version which is sugar free, dairy free and unbelievably delicious.  Trust me, you won’t even notice the difference…

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LUXE / HEALTH Choc-Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cacao
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. rice malt syrup
2 tbsp. almond milk
Generous crack sea salt
Punnet of strawberries, rinsed
Chopped almonds
Shredded coconut

 

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together cacao, coconut oil, rice malt syrup, almond milk and sea salt until well combined.  Take off the heat.
  • Rinse and prep strawberries – either leave them whole or slice lengthways in half.
  • Dip each strawberry in the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess before dipping into roughly chopped almonds or coconut (optional) and leave on a tray to set for 10 minutes.
  • OR, you can ignore all that and simply dip and devour immediately!

 

LUXE / HEALTH coconut chocolate…

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This recipe is a quick variation on my salted dark chocolate and the perfect something sweet to whip up…just in time for Friday!

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LUXE / HEALTH Coconut Chocolate 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. rice malt syrup
2 tbsp. almond (or coconut) milk, whatever you have open
Handful shredded coconut
Himalayan sea salt

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, over a low heat,  gently mix the cacao, coconut oil, rice malt syrup and almond milk until melted and well combined.
  • Take the pan off the heat, before adding a large handful of shredded coconut and a couple of cracks of sea salt (if you like your chocolate salty).
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper then gently pour in your chocolate, using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Pop the tray in the freezer for an hour or so to set, then chop roughly into chunks.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge (if it lasts that long!)

LUXE / HEALTH salted dark chocolate…

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Chocoholics rejoice – your favourite treat no longer needs to incite feelings of guilt!  In fact, you can devour this delicious slab of chocolate with a smile on your face.  It’s the perfect after dinner treat too as cacao is loaded with magnesium which is vital for a good nights sleep.  The addition of sea salt and almonds make this even more decadent…

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LUXE / HEALTH Salted Dark Chocolate with Almonds 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped roughly
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 tbsp. rice malt syrup
2 generous cracks of Himalayan sea salt
2 tbsp. coconut milk

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, over a low heat,  gently mix the cacao, coconut oil, almond butter, rice malt syrup and coconut milk until melted and well combined.
  • Take the pan off the heat, then add the salt and almonds.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper then gently pour in your chocolate, using a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Pop the tray in the freezer for an hour or so to set, then chop roughly into shards.
  • Devour immediately!