Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Homemade Chocolate Snacks
Eating: It's one of the fundamentals of health, so why not make it delicious and sweet, all at the same time?
These three chocolate recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth in minutes:
Oh, and did I mention that all these recipes are free from refined sugar?! Indulge without guilt!
You can also add shredded coconut, cinnamon, cayenne, goji berries, or nut butter to these truffles.
- 1 cup almonds
- 3 Tablespoons cacao powder, plus another 3 tablespoons for rolling
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 to 3 tablespoons agave nectar (For sugar free, use a combination of erythritol and stevia, or either of these mixed with agave to limit sugar calories.)
- 3 Tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
- Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Should be thick, like brownie batter. If not, refrigerate until solid. Pull out a tablespoon or two at a time and roll into balls. Roll in cacao powder to coat and place on parchment paper in the refrigerator. Enjoy when they are firm.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
(Makes 4 servings)
Total time: 40 minutes
- 2 large avocados, peeled, pitted, and cubed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar, or less to taste. (Can use a combination of stevia, erythritol, and agave to limit sugar calories.)
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
Blend avocados, cocoa powder, coconut sugar or sugar substitutes, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a blender until smooth. Refrigerate pudding until chilled, about 30 minutes.
- Milk of your choice (cow dairy, almond, soy, coconut, hazelnut)
- Raw cacao powder to taste
- Sweetener to taste (agave, coconut sugar, sugar-free stevia and/or erythritol, or a combo)
Heat milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the cacao powder and sweetener and heat until warm.