We love chocolate around here. I mean, we love, love, love chocolate.
You know you are a hard core chocoholic when you go for straight unsweetend cocoa powder right out of the jar.
Or when you ask for a chocolate chess cake for your birthday.
(For clarity's sake..the cake itself is a (gluten-free) yellow cake, frosted with vanilla frosting and then covered with molded chocolate squares and chocolate chess pieces)
You literally can play with your food.
Chess and Chocolate lovers rejoyce!
Apparently this is called the Russian Peklav Defense Position....or something like that.
Keeping with the chocolate theme, I just have to share this.
Happy St. Valentine's Day.
Of course it's old news that chocolate is good for your heart. Everyone knows that.
But, did you also know that it's good for your skin, your mood, your cough, your vision, your intelligence, your blood flow and your blood sugar.
And, then there is this.
Do, I dare admit that peanut butter M & M's are my favorite.
And, what does this say about the Democrats. Life Savers Gummies?? Airheads?? Nerds?? Push Pops? Seriously? Does any normal person actually like that candy?? If it ain't chocolate, it ain't worth the calories in my not so humble opinion.
Have I ever shared with you my recipe for healthy, homemade chocolate bars? Just melt coconut oil with peanut butter over the stove. Add in lots of dark cocoa powder, your sweetner of choice (honey, maple syrup, sugar, palm sugar, raw sugar cane....not too much, remember we are going for healthy here) and whatever other add-ins you like (sea salt, nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit). You kinda have to taste it, to get it just right. Pour in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan, let harden in fridge and then take out and cut into bars. Ta da....your very own, healthy, super dark chocolate bar at a fraction of the price of the more expensive dark chocolate bars. Store in the fridge if your house is warmer than 74 degrees or so (coconut oil melts at higher temperatures.)
Feel free to skip the peanut butter, but I really like it, so I usually add it in. But, you certianly don't need it.
So, what's your favorite chocolate? Me...expensive...I like truffles. Cheap....I like peanut butter M & M's.
That's all, so go see Jen for less fattening quick takes.