The retailers make a killing off of it & even more so during the holidays!
When I started my gluten free journey I discovered I could no longer have the candy bars they sell at the convenience store, which made me a little sad.
Fortunately I found safe allergen free chocolate at my health food store but the cost of them is 3 times as much as what you pay for the synthetic version. However it is way better for you so instead of having a candy bar every other day like I used to, I am now limited to having a healthy chocolate bar once a month!
But there is a way you can treat yourself a little more than that; this past Christmas I made some home made chocolate with a recipe that I found online which I am all to happy to share!
Home Made Chocolate:
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup raw coca powder
1/2 cup coca butter (melted)
I find the best way to melt the coconut oil & the coca butter is in a thin glass bowl or cup in a pan of freshly boiled water, DO NOT MICROWAVE!
Microwaving takes the antioxidents out of the oils!
Once you have melted the coconut oil & cocoa butter, combine it with the coca powder & pour it into your favourite mould.
If you like peanut butter cups just get a mini cup cake pan with some chemical free muffin cups pour 1/4 of the chocolate into the cups, let cool in the fridge for an hour then add a spoonful of natural peanut butter to each cup then pour the rest of the chocolate over the peanut butter, return it to the fridge for another hour and you're ready to enjoy your own peanut butter cups ❤.
I have many other suggestions to make your own chocolates which I will post in future blogs after I have tested them myself 😊
Till next blog; Happy Spring!