Freezer Chocolate. For anyone who has seen even one post of mine, there is not much hiding the fact that – like many – chocolate and I have a deep, precious relationship. Not one evening can go by without at least a little piece of the dark gold. Not. One.
But with 95 grams of magnesium in a 30g serving, not to mention a plethora of antioxidants and libido boosting powers (mmmhmm ladies)… no wonder we love it.
When I first made my own freezer chocolate – which was this No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark – I think… I died. It was basically a recipe fail that turned into my ultimate
crack favorite sweet treat. SO addicting. I knew I had discovered something very, very special.
I’ve been making this bark and using it as a base to make my own freezer chocolates ever since.
It’s insanely simple. All you really need is coconut oil, cocoa or carob powder and some form of liquid sweetener, and you’ve got yourself a life time supply of healthy, homemade chocolate ready at your finger tips. And a freezer. You’ll need one of those too.
The fact that you can make your own chocolate that is made entirely of whole foods you can feel AWESOME about, uses only a small handful of ingredients and is ridiculously quick and easy to whip up is like walking into a candy shop with your parents’ wallet and zero guilty conscious. Total win.
Coconut oil is your best friend. If it wasn’t before, it will be now. It really is the star of the show here and what makes these freezer chocolates do their thing. Don’t be shy of the quantities – you are giving so many good things to your body. Apart from all its tremendous health benefits, coconut oil is what gives these chocolates their irresistible and uniquely smooth MELT IN YOUR MOUTH texture. Seriously. The melt in your mouth factor is out of control. Though – warning – this also means, yes, coconut oil does actually melt. Aka. I mean it when I say these are freezer treats. You may be dealing with a titch of a mess if you let them thaw for too long.
Lucky for me, I love frozen chocolate. In fact, I’ve began storing all my chocolate in the freezer. I’m not sure what it is, but I just think cold chocolate tastes better than when at room temperature. Or it just goes better with my tea.
Not only is the base delicious on its own, but the flavor and addition possibilities are endless. Its a blank canvas! To prove it, I have two recipes to share with you. One is more of a “fudge,” in which I used brown rice crispies and a bit of nut butter to bulk up the volume. The other is more of a solid bark. There are slight alterations, but the premise of the base is the same. It really is up to your imagination to change these puppies as you would like. The world is your
oyster chocolate factory?
For my freezer chocolate bark, I chose to add maca powder (give it up for those hormones). And to keep going with the superfood route, I topped one with crystallized ginger and the other with hemp hearts and sea salt.
Coconut oil/maca/hemp chocolate bark? Can I get a heckkk ya!?
Craisins, dried fruit, nuts, seeds… the possibilities are endless. Though if you can get your hands on maca, I definitely suggest adding it in. Not only for its amazing health benefits (libido, energy, hormones) but it does add an extra little bit of smooth maltyness that you won’t find elsewhere. If you don’t have it, though, do not stress. Just chill.
Gah. I can’t even take the meltiness. Enough blabber. Let’s get this freezer chocolate MADE.
Make either of these chocolate treats and know that you are biting into pure health, energy and vitality… AND all made by your own hands.
Do you ever eat chocolate from the freezer?
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