Valentine’s day is long gone… however, that doesn’t mean that your chocolate cravings are gone too right? Chocolate can be truly your best friend – you rely on it when you are blue…. you like to indulge in it when you are happy ….and when you are bored, chocolate always comes to your rescue! In recent months I have been trying to cut down my intake of chocolate (and the associated sugar) by cutting down on the quantity – I would have half of a Lindt truffle instead of a whole one or add nuts and dry fruits and make my choco-coco balls to make me feel less guilty.! Recently however having begun to incorporate coconut oil in my baking (in addition to my cooking), making a chocolate bar using coconut oil had been on my mind for a while now.
This past weekend on a lazy afternoon when we were once again ‘snow trapped’ in the house and I started to get my usual ‘chocolate pangs’, I finally had the opportunity and decided to experiment using coconut oil. I just went about throwing things together and ‘voilà’ pretty soon I had this incredible chocolate bar with just 4 basic ingredients – cocoa powder, coconut oil, agave nectar and vanilla and then additional toppings of coconut and dried fruits and nuts! What a beauty! I can now actually indulge in my cravings guilt-free.!!! No sugar, no butter, no chemicals, no added additives whatsoever! And you want to know the best part – no baking or cooking needed! Just mix everything together by hand! No kidding! Pure Bliss! Actually that’s what I should name them – ‘Pure Bliss, Feel Good’ Chocolate to drown away all your sorrows and worries 🙂
I am bringing these guilt free chocolate bars for all my blogger friends at Fiesta Friday too. Since gals lust love chocolate! 🙂