Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts!

Feb 12

Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts!

With these healthy, honey-sweetened chocolates everyday can be a celebration of love!  These happy, healthy treats are made with raw cacao full of antioxidants, sweetened with raw honey and spiced with cinnamon which is great for balancing blood sugar! The delicious rich flavor is highlighted by the raw coconut oil base and the fresh ground almond butter or peanut butter! Raw, virgin coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid that gets burned as energy, not stored as fat and the nuts provide great protein! These little chocolates are a mini energy snack! Happy body, happy heart!

Gluten Free Healthy Cacao Hearts

1/2 cup raw, virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup to 3/4 cup sifted raw cacao powder

1/2 cup almond butter (or nut butter of your choice!)

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract, gluten free

1/4 tsp. sea salt or less if your nut butter has salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

In medium sauce pan liquify coconut oil over low heat. Coconut oil usually melts at warmer room temperatures, so your heat can be very low.  Whisk in sifted cacao powder until combine. Use more cacao if you would like a darker chocolate. Add in the rest of ingredients, whisking til they are all one happy family! Transfer to a bowl with a spout for easy pouring. I use a liquid measuring cup with spout. Pour chocolate into molds. I use ice cube trays, heart shaped ice cube trays and also mini muffin cups set in mini muffin pan.  Place chocolates in freezer til hard. Pop out of traGluten Free Cacao Heartsys and enjoy! (Keep these little Cacao Hearts cool, they will melt at room temperature!)

Feel free to make this recipe your own! Try peanut butter or cashew butter! Add different spices like ginger or cardamom! Throw in chopped fruit or nuts! Make little peanut butter fillings! Go wild!! Make your heart happy!

Makes about 36 chocolates if filling the paper cups of a mini muffin pan.

With love, cowgirls and chocolates!


One comment

  1. LuAnn De Young /

    I have tasted this sweet little morsels and they are delicious! Melt in your mouth and I enjoy the chocolate flavor!

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