Chocolate is one of those words that instantly grabs our attention, often eliciting a little swoon from our mouths. I’ve even heard that magazines sell more copies when a photo of some sinful chocolate dessert graces the cover. And, yes, I admit it – I’m a chocoholic like my mama before me. However, I’m noticing that I have to down size the desserts as I’ve gotten older or else the pounds start creeping on. Now let’s not get crazy – I’m not banishing them, just having smaller portions.
My guest on this week’s show was actress Katie Rubin (www.katierubin.com) who came on with a chocolate candy recipe that’s lower in calories, and maybe even better for you. She also claimed the recipe is fast and easy – my two favorite cooking adverbs – and she was right. ‘Chocolate’, ‘candy’, ‘fast’, ‘easy’….I went out the next day, bought the ingredients and made the candy, experimenting a bit.
The basic candy is all of three ingredients with add-in options:
– 6 T Wondercocoa (you can get it at Whole Foods or online)
– 6 T coconut oil, melted
– 6 drops liquid Stevia
– options: sea salt, cayenne pepper, nuts, anything else that suits your fancy
Mix everything together and pour into an ice cube tray about 1/4 inch thick. You’ll probably get about 18 candies. Freeze. That’s it!