When you love chocolate the way I do, yikes, it’s critical to come up with some pHealthy ways to “create” and “indulge”, so I do and I did!!
Two sweet treats – one in the slow cooker (you heard me, or read me, correctly) and one right out of the slow cooker! HA! Gotcha.
pHresh Chocolates Naturally!
Break out your smallest slow cooker (hopefully you have a quart size and if not, I’ve used the larger one before, then saw a small one for $5 at a dollar store and it works even better).
Slow cooker – Rub inside of crock with coconut oil or oil of choice. Turn on medium (or high if you don’t have 3 settings), pour in a bag of carob chips and your favorite nuts, shredded coconut if you love it, and dehydrated fruit bits ( I use crushed almonds and goji berries or figs, scissor cut very small), really what you add is up to you.
When chocolate is melted (keep an eye on it, doesn’t take as long as you think), THEN add a tiny bit of concentrated powdered stevia, a sesame size at a time, until your taster tells you “it’s perfecto”. At this time you can also stir in a touch of peppermint, vanilla or even almond extract (don’t use a lot because it will turn the mixture to loosey goosey)- most times I leave it alone!
Rub oil all around your silverware spoon. Dip the spoon into the chocolate mixture and drop it by spoonfuls onto either wax paper or parchment paper.
Allow to air dry and move chocolates to a zip lock bag, freeze….and break out anytime you want a treat!
pHresh Chocolate Lolli’s for the Kids (big or small)
SAME RECIPE WITHOUT THE “stuff”. I also use this recipe without the nuts, coconut, fruit or other add ins. to make “Chocolate Lolli’s), using lollipop molds…eh, er….for my kids. I buy molds and lollipop sticks wherever they sell Wiltons, a roll of cellophane, scoop the sweetened chocolate mixture into the molds, insert the lolli stick, let dry. Once they are ready, I cover each lolli with a 3 inch square of cellophane and tie that off with a ribbon! Simple, fun and walla, a holiday or birthday treat on a stick!