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    Hey all...hope you home-cooks can chime in here. I'm a bit of a choco-addict (my one down-fall) and generally eat a teeny but of high-%-cocoa chocolate after dinner, but I really want to make my own so I can better control the ingredients esp. the sugar. Any easy recipe's?


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    Nina, not sure how to make it at home but if you want to control the sugar, try Pralus 100%, it's unsweetened but tastes simply amazing. And the cost of the bar deters me from ODing on it.


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    For a cheap healthy chocolate fix with a healthy dose of fat, try coconut oil bark.


    Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil, and mix in 1/4 cup cocoa, chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey if you'd like. Taste and see first. Pour into a pan or dish, and refridgerate until set. Cut into small squares and enjoy!


    Sometimes I add nut butter, but it makes it a bit softer, like fudge.

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    ummmm...ok...that sounds great! Gonna give this a try tonight.

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    Found one more from a NT blog, similar to lil_EM's. The sugar can be reduced or substituted w/ something else:


    http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...crmptious.html


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    These too are from the Nourishing Gourmet blog--on the chocolate link--the fudge is delicious...(Her blog has lots of great ideas!)


    http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2008/12/honey-sweetened-dark-chocolate-macadamia-nuts.html


    http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/...chocolate.html

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    Hi FairyRae!!!! Glad you're here.


    I love this blog, I'm off to find more yummy healthy recipes! Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh goodie!! So many great replies! Thanks everyone. I'm gonna go off and experiment.


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    i like mixing unsweetened cocoa powder into cold coconut milk. it gets thicker and richer the more cocoa dust you add yum!


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    Thanks for the Nourishing Gourmet link and Coconut Bark recipe. I will definitely try some later this week. Nice to have a healthy chocolate treat around when you want one.


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