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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Chocolate Treats : The LCHF Way


Salty Chocolate Treat
For a simple low-carb treat that is appreciated and easy to make for special occasions... how about these!

Ingredients
Makes 10
10 servings
4 oz. (100 g) dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
10 hazelnuts, pecans or other nut of your liking
2 tablespoons roasted unsweetened coconut chips
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
sea salt

Recipe Instructions here


Chocolate and Walnut Fat Bombs
Fat bombs are kept in the fridge until you want to eat them, otherwise the coconut oil will melt or soften. You can make them as a dessert or just to keep when hunger strikes.

Ingredients:
Makes 14
125g coconut oil
25g cocoa powder
1 tbs granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice to taste
25g walnut pieces
+/- 1 tbs tahini paste


Recipe Instructions here


Dark Chocolate Chunks
May I interest you in a Dark Chocolate Chunk? These low carb sweets made with 85-90% chocolate do make a nice treat ...

Ingredients:
Makes 10
2 tbsp Almond butter
4 squares Dark (85-90% cocoa)
¼ cup Coconut oil
1 tbsp Vanilla essence
Optional Ingredients:
2 tbsp Rum
Blueberries
Nuts


Recipe Instructions here

... a nice cup of coffee goes well with one of these chocolate treats.


Did you notice what these chocolate treats had in common?
Yes, dark chocolate (cocoa) ...which "is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It's made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.

Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary type) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.


Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious:

If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious.
It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals.

A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains:
11 grams of fiber.
67% of the RDA for Iron.
58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
89% of the RDA for Copper.
98% of the RDA for Manganese.
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium."

Above words and much more about dark chocolate here

Now, I wouldn't recommend eating a whole dark chocolate bar in one go, nor would I suggest you eat ten of these sweet treats in one sitting... but a square (or two) of chocolate or one (or two) of the treats could be very nice indeed!

All the best Jan 

12 comments:

Tom said...

They Look yummy!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Totally yummy looking and seemingly not to hard to make. Thanks Guys for the recipe. Have a great week - stay cool if you're getting the high temps like us.

Blogoratti said...

Those look lovely to eat. Greetings!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have been eating two squares of dark chocolate every morning, although after my coffee, for ages. Having grown up with only milk chocolate I had never tried dark until a Europeon friend offered me a piece a few years ago and I enjoyed it.
Isn't it comforting to know that chocolate is a healthy choice and it would be fun to try these recipes.

Linda said...

Mmmm, chocolate! I love dark chocolate. I don't tolerate cow milk so the only chocolate I eat is dark.

Candy S said...

Yummy! Everyone needs a treat now and then. I love the 70% dark chocolate and plan to try the Salty Chocolate Treats in the near future. The Walnut Fat Bombs sound very interesting too.

Happyone said...

The trouble is, it is hard to just eat one. : )

Revrunner said...

Heck! I even found a 90% dark chocolate bar quite acceptable, even if just a tad bitter.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, these look very good and nice to think they are healthy, too! I am pinning these! xx K

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

They look delicious! I love dark chocolate. I treat myself to some quite regularly. Just a couple of pieces but it's enough.

Bob Bushell said...

Slurp.............................

Snowbird said...

Oh....how I love dark chocolate!xxx