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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Dark Chocolate Chunks : Low Carb

Jmcphee Dark choc chunks

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

2 tbsp Almond butter
4 squares Dark (85-90% cocoa)
¼ cup Coconut oil
1 tbsp Vanilla essence

Optional Ingredients
2 tbsp Rum

Put all ingredients in a bowl and microwave for around 1 minute or until mixture is melted and can be mixed together.
Add rum if this is your chosen option.
Pour mixture into ice-cube trays. 
Place a blueberry on each, or some nuts (or just leave plain), and place in the fridge until the mixture has set and is solid.
Turn out of the ice-cube trays and store in the fridge.
Don't expect them to last long though ...

Nutrition Information
Serves: 10
Serving size: 1
Fat: 8.3g
Saturated fat: 6.5g
Carbohydrates: 1.5g
Protein: 0.7g

Original recipe here
... a nice cup of coffee goes well with one of these sweets.
Image result for cup of coffee
All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Yum, chocolate and coffee. Two of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Jo said...

Yum yum, they wouldn't last long in our house.

Martha said...

Don't mind if I do. I'll just reach into the screen and help myself to one...or two. Nom nom nom :)

I am absolutely going to make this!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, dark chocolate and coffee do go well together don't they!

Thanks for your comment, hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo, make a double batch and they'll last a little longer LOL!

Many thanks for your comment ...

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Martha, yes there are times when it would be great to reach through the computer screen! Enjoy them when you get around to making them, thanks as always for your comment.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I made something similar but with cacao the hard stuff. But same idea. As this past weekend I got new chocolate molds. So FUN!

The Happy Whisk said...

No rum thought and 100% cacao.

DeniseinVA said...

Looks very, very good, thanks Jan and thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Ivy, here in the UK it is harder to get the 100% cacao and is much more expensive. Most recipe ideas seem to follow the 85% - 90%.

But these chunks are good to make, with or without rum ...

Many thanks for your comments - hope your week is going well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Denise, many thanks for your comment. These are good to have in the fridge, and are very popular!

... and I love visiting your blog:)

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Seeing this has given me a good idea for my Uncle's birthday present. He is diabetic and I feel sure he will like them. I can also get his nieces to help me make them. They can put some nuts on them.



Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jane, thanks for your comment. I think that is a very nice idea for your Uncle's birthday present. I am sure he will appreciate the very personal touch.
Enjoy making them ... and how about making an extra batch for you?

All the best Jan