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Healthy Indulgent Coconut Oil Chocolate

Do you plan to eat healthier in 2014? Don’t deprive yourself of the things that you enjoy! Instead, intend to eat mindfully and eliminate the truly bad for you stuff (processed, junk and fast food), while continuing to enjoy healthy indulgences.

Note: This makes a small batch of chocolate that I usually devour in about 3 days. I was intrigued by a post featuring chocolate that claimed to be “metabolism boosting” and being a lover of all things chocolate, decided to give it a try. I have to say, this is as close to guiltless as I’ve ever been while eating chocolate, and for as much as I’ve been eating it, I’d definitely endorse the metabolism boosting elements. Go for organic ingredients where you can. Enjoy!

Healthy Indulgent Chocolate

¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup honey*
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

  1. Melt coconut oil in saucepan over medium heat, remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla extract and honey to coconut oil and whisk the mixture together.
  3. While still whisking, add cocoa powder gradually until thoroughly blended.
  4. Enjoy your chocolate with one of the suggested devouring methods.

*The amount of honey used can be altered to your preference. I found that I actually preferred less than ¼ of a cup, making it a darker, more bittersweet chocolate.

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