Chocolate made with love…not marketing

So if you get the urge to throw the Easter eggs away, the next step is to head straight to a health food store to pick up any ingredients you might be missing…for this wonderful home made chocolate.   This chocolate is so quick and easy. The only thing to remember is you need to eat it straight out of the fridge as it will soon start to melt. You can use a recipe with cocoa butter which will help to keep it from melting, but it is a bit more involved.  Try Google if you’re up for it.

1 cup Cold pressed Coconut Oil
1 cup Cacao powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
Raw honey to taste (start with a 1/4 cup and see how you go). Don’t use the honey from supermarkets as it is processed and has sugar added.

Your imagination for flavours : nuts, seeds, cinnamon, coconut, chia, orange zest, cacao nibs etc!

Mix coconut oil, cacao and vanilla. Then slowly add honey and test for your level of sweetness.

Place nuts, seeds etc on baking paper on a baking tray.

Pour chocolate over the top.

Place in fridge to harden. Break into pieces.

The kids can’t believe we have ‘made’ chocolate. I have to keep myself on rations…  And it is amazing to eat chocolate made with love, instead of decorated with marketing 🙂 Heidi


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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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