These are total awesomesauce! They are Whole
Life Challenge approved, and unsweetened (really! I swear!), so I don’t even consider them a treat. They are chock full of satisfying fat, and just perfect for an energy boost and chocolate fix all in one. You might feel like you’re cheating, but I promise you’re not! another great thing about them…NO BAKING! You need to melt the coconut oil, but even for that, you could technically use a microwave ( blasphemy!)
For the Chocolate:
1 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup – 1/3 cup cocoa powder, probably 6-8 tablespoons, depending on how strong you want it
1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
1 tablespoon Flax meal
1/4 cup Hazelnuts
1/4 cup Macadamia nuts
1/2 cup Almonds
2/3 – 1 cup Almond butter
1/2 cup Dried apples
1/2 cup Dried currants (or raisins)
Add all the nuts to a plastic ziplock bag and use a hammer to break them up into smaller pieces.
Then pour them, as well as any remaining dry ingredients to a bowl, and mix so they are well combined.
add the almond butter and mix until it forms a batter and everything is well dispersed and combined.
Take a spoon or an ice cream scoop and place a nice big dollop into paper or silicon cupcake cups.
In a sauce pan, melt the coconut oil over low heat and grate in the coconut butter. Alternatively you can warm it so that it is soft and add it. Stir often and add the cocoa powder, stirring until combined.
Pour into the cups, and sprinkle with sea salt to finish. Then refrigerate for at least 30 – 45 minutes until the chocolate solidifies.