Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts

Here's a little homemade sweet for my Sweet Valentine...

Since we're cutting out refined sugar (which is ridiculously unhealthy), among myriad other processed and refined foods, I was happy to find this idea for a homemade chocolate recipe that uses alternative, healthy sweeteners.

The recipe for this small amount (you can double or triple it for a larger batch):

3 T. cocunut oil
3 T. cocoa
1 T. sucunat (raw cane sugar)*
1 T. raw honey
real peanut butter (just ground peanuts)

Melt the oil in a double boiler with water simmering, add the sweeteners and mix well, add the cocoa and stir until it's well combined.

Spoon half of the chocolate into molds and let set in the freezer for about 20 minutes.  Top with a small spoonful of peanut butter and spoon the remaining chocolate over it, being sure to cover all of the peanut butter.  Place in the freezer again for another 20 minutes, or so.  Pop out of the molds and enjoy!

* I have made this previously with just honey - this is the second time trying it with sucunat.  I'm going to go back to using raw honey exclusively in this recipe, though, as the sucunat doesn't melt well.  That's why they're not pretty... all the sucunat settled to the bottom (the top once they were popped out of the mold).  Thankfully, they're still tasty!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Mom said...

Looks yummy...hard to believe it isn't bad for you!! So if you don't use the sucunut, does that mean you put in 2 T of the honey rather than one? I'd like to try this!

I'm Pam said...

Yes, Mom... if you omit the sucunat, then use 2 T. of honey. Let me know how you like it. Joe really enjoys it.