As much as I try to keep my house free of processed foods, the one food I haven't managed to let go of has been chocolate chips. They're my one big unhealthy indulgence.
And its not for lack of trying though.
I've tried so many different homemade chocolate chip recipes made with healthy sweeteners and healthy fats, and to be honest, most are nasty tasting, bitter and gross and not chocolate chip like at all.
My most recent attempt to make chocolate chips started out with a recipe severely lacking sweetener, so I added more honey to it, and uch, they did not work out as chocolate chips. Instead of breaking evenly into chocolate chip type chunks...
They ended up being chewy chocolate candies!
So, I lost one but won another- so I didn't end up with a recipe for homemade chocolate chips, but now ended up with a yummy, delicious, healthy and easy to make chewy chocolate candy that satisfies that chocolate craving. And they're gluten free, grain free, GAPS legal, refined sugar free to boot. Biggest downside? They need to be kept in the freezer, otherwise they'll be a big gooey mess.
1 cup coconut oil or palm oil or other oil that's solid when cold (I assume butter would work too, but no promises)
1 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup raw honey
1. In a pot on a low heat, melt and mix until it all becomes a uniform mass.
2. Pour onto a greased lined cookie tray/baking pan.
3. Freeze until solid. It will be solid but bendable at this point.
4. Use scissors to chop up into small pieces.
5. Store in freezer.
6. Enjoy your guilt free chocolate!
Are you a chocolate fan? Have you a recipe for homemade chocolate chips that actually works and tastes good?
Do you eat chocolate candies? Do you like chewy candies? Do you think you'd try this recipe?