I almost didn’t want to add the Vegan part for fear of offending some flesh eating macho males. I do have to admit to being one of the latter, although I am certainly happy to eat non meat foods. But, maybe it will be beneficial to some of you who have a female in your midst who might just be a bit more interested in you if you were to serve a ‘vegan’ dish! Who knows?
- Coconut oil – 3/4 cup (if hard, soften by placing into a bowl and then placing that bowl into a bowl of very hot water until oil softens)
- Honey or agave – 3/4 cup
- Raw cacao powder – 1 cup
- Small splash of vanilla
- Cayenne pepper to taste – skip this ingredient for a normal flavor. For zest, nothing beats chocolate with cayenne.
Blend in the blender and pour into a bowl and mix, as needed, to keep it all together (coconut oil will want to separate). Pour the chocolate into candy molds, or very shallow pan, freeze until set, and then remove from molds or cut into pieces.
Optional: Fill only half the mold with the chocolate mixture, add a dollop of peanut butter or raw almond butter or even melted caramel, then cover and fill the mold the rest of the way with the chocolate. Freeze until set. Delicious!
Serve with lemon juice flavored hot apple cider (with or without whiskey).
****This recipe supplied by my niece Laura Young, who is definitely not a vegan. But she has had major success with fixing only gluten free food to her children, allowing one to combat what was originally thought to be autism or some form of the same. (Click on her name to see her blog. You will love it)