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3 Ingredient Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate

3 Ingredient Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate

I don’t know about you, but I love indulging in some dark chocolate after dinner. Even better is when it’s my favorite 3 ingredient heart healthy dark chocolate.

This homemade chocolate contains an abundance of healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

I make this 3 ingredient heart healthy dark chocolate at least once a week. My husband (who has a huge sweet tooth) and one-year-old son absolutely love it. Best of all, I can feel good knowing that they’re getting to enjoy a sweet treat after dinner that’s not full of questionable ingredients.

Another great thing about this homemade chocolate is that it takes about 5 minutes to make, the ratios can be adjusted depending on your tastebuds, and there’s a good chance you already have the ingredients on hand.

Before I dive into the recipe, let’s go over exactly why this homemade dark chocolate is so good for you.

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

 

Coconut oil is a bit of a superstar in the world of healthy living, and for good reason.

Here are just a few of the health benefits of coconut oil:

  • Contains an abundance of heart healthy saturated fat. This healthy fat increases your “good” (HDL) cholesterol and lowers your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol by converting it to good cholesterol.
  • Boosts your immune system, thanks to the lauric acid it contains, which has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Helps to control hunger, due to it’s high levels of satiating fat.

Cacao Powder

Cacao Powder

 

If there’s a superfood that more than deserves it’s title, it’s definitely raw cacao powder.

Some of the impressive health benefits of raw cacao powder include:

  • Extremely high in antioxidants
  • Raises serotonin levels (i.e. it’s a great mood booster!)
  • Contains an abundance of essential minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, sulfur, copper, manganese and potassium

See our Complete Guide to Ceremonial Cacao

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic, unrefined coconut oil

1/4 cup certified organic cacao powder

3-4 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup

*Optional – goji berries, shredded, unsweetened coconut, cacao nibs, crushed nuts

Method

  • Melt coconut oil
  • Stir in cacao powder and maple syrup
  • Adjust ingredients to taste
  • Pour mixture on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  • Sprinkle with optional toppings
  • Place in freezer to set

This chocolate is best kept in the freezer, otherwise it will melt.

If you make this recipe, please leave me a comment below.

Related:  If you want a rich Keto friendly treat, see our Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

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