Recipe for Healthy Dark Chocolate

The benefits of Dark Chocolate Are Many ~ The Feeling We Get is Addicting

All around us we hear and read about how the unhealthy folks are suffering most from Covid-19.  Hopefully it’s a wakeup call for those that have been eating fast food and packaged foods most of their lives.  It is all too easy to fall into the habit of  grabbing these quick fixes to hunger signaling cravings for the chemicals and flavor additives.

Luckily there is a delicious food that is good for you when you eat the right stuff.  I’m talking about dark chocolate with very little sugar or none!  This post will show you how easy it is to make a tasty and healthy dark chocolate healthy snack

I have long had a dark chocolate addiction, grabbing it to soothe any anxious feelings or when I was feeling a bit low.  It wasn’t until I met Julie Nygard that I discovered why I needed to be even more discriminating about what was in my chocolate.  I suggest you read her book, The Chocolate Therapist, A User’s guide to the Extraordinary Health Benefits of Chocolate.  

She states in the introduction that, “Chocolate has more antioxidants by weight than red wine.  Chocolate releases endorphins in the brain that have been proven to uplift moods and reduce the sensation of pain. and chocolate contains hundreds of flavor compounds and plant chemicals, many of which aren’t found in other plants and benefit the body.”

We are now justified in our dark chocolate habit.  How do we get really good chocolate on a regular basis?  Enter my friend, Dr. Brandy VIctory a gifted natural health practitioner from Boulder, CO. I highly recommend her podcast, The Ultimate Bio-Hack for Women

She gave me the base ingredients to this recipe I am about to show you.  In my usual style I add my own flare and favorite things to my chocolate.  This is one of my favorite healthy recipes.

The Base:

3/4 Cup Cacao Butter

1/4 Cup Coconut Butter (manna)

3/4 Cup Cacao Powder


The extras:

1 TBSP  Local Honey or Maple Syrup (You can use more)

Liquid Stevia to taste

Vanilla Extract to taste (Vanilla is emotionally uplifting)

Young Living Orange and/or Cinnamon Bark Vitality Essential Oils to taste (these too oils are very supportive for optimal health and orange also gives an emotional lift)

Cayenne Powder to taste ( Supportive for optimal health)

Almonds and hemp to taste – I use 1/4  cup each.  ( Supportive for optimal Health)

1/4 cup Cacao Nibs (for extra nutrition and crunch)

Step 1: Melt the solid ingredients slowly in a double burner on medium heat.

Step 2: Add the Cacao Powder and mix

Step 3: Add Honey or Maple Syrup and/ or Stevia Liquid


Step 4: Add essential oils of choice.

Start adding the flavoring  one drop at a time and taste as you go to get the right consistency.

Step 5: Add Cayenne power a little at a time tasting to get the desired spiciness.

Step 6:  Add the nuts and hemp

Step 7:  spoon mixture into molds ( I use 4  latex molds and 1  small rectangle bowl)

Step 8: Carefully transfer molds into refrigerator to cool.

Step 9:  Empty molds out into a sealed container and store in the refrigerator.

Tip: Try putting some nut butter of your choice on the dark chocolate for a satisfying snack between lunch and dinner when you are feeling sluggish.

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Enjoy your Dark Chocolate Guilt Free!