So, after conference last week, I’m a bit tired. I’m not feeling like doing much of anything today. (Truth be told, I’m writing this Monday afternoon and I’m hoping Tuesday will be better since we have to prep for Michael’s birthday this week.) I’m also craving some chocolate and we are out of sugar-free chocolate chips.
In my desperation, I opted to make something chocolatey. We had two options: 1) make skinny chocolate with cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sweetener or 2) melt down some unsweetened chocolate and add some sweetener. Tiffany looked at the calories of the coconut oil versus the unsweetened chocolate and deemed the unsweetened chocolate the winner.
So Tiffany was a sweetie and made the sweets, melting down the chocolate in a double boiler.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can put a heat safe bowl over a pot of simmering water. Add sweetener to taste, to the melted chocolate. Keep it over the water until the sweetener dissolves. (Taste for sweetness.) We used about a third of a cup of xylitol but I think I would have preferred it a bit sweeter.
Then we spread it out on parchment paper and put it in the freezer to firm up quickly.
Remove when firm and break off pieces.
I decided it could benefit from a bit more sweetness and a little salt, so I put some powdered sweetener and salt in a bowl and dipped the chocolate in it before eating it.
This cured my chocolate craving without adding too many calories to my day. I hope it helps you too.
Until next time,