Healthy Chocolate Sauce!
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About a year ago, I fell in love with Artisana Cacao Bliss. However, my wallet was not so smitten: $11 for an 8-oz jar? In the interest of saving money, I vowed to attempt making my own Cacao Bliss… it turned out even better than I’d hoped!
Healthy Chocolate Sauce or Hot Chocolate Butter
- 4 tablespoons (60g) virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (52g) cocoa powder. (For a sauce, decrease to 1/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup agave OR you can use nunaturals vanilla stevia drops (I use 10 vanilla drops, but if you don’t like super-bitter chocolate, triple that amount)
Melt the coconut oil, either in the microwave or on a candle warmer or in a warm oven. Add the vanilla drops (or agave) and stir. Add the cocoa, then add 3 tablespoons water only if you used vanilla drops. Stir stir stir! Stir until it gets thick like Artisana Cacao Bliss.
For Magic Shell or Healthy Chocolate Sauce:
Decrease cocoa powder to 1/4 cup and keep all other measurements the same. Also, if you re-heat it for a few seconds, it’ll get thinner. And if you freeze it, you can make incredible chocolate bars… or even chocolate chips! Just break up the chocolate bars into little pieces.
I used this spread to frost my Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.
Nutrition Information (for 2 tbsp)
- 100 calories
- 10 grams fat
- 0 grams added sugars
- 0 grams cholesterol
- 2 grams protein
- 3.6g dietary fiber
Or, if you make the recipe into bars, each 30g bar will have 100 calories (stevia version) or 140 calories (agave version). They also have 11% of the RDA for iron and are very high in manganese as well.
Side Note: This is also good on Homemade Luna Bars.