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    I want to get my wife some nice chocolates for Valentine's Day, but I can't seem to find a list of ingredients on artisan chocolate collections. Do any of you have any suggestions for where I could get a gift set of chocolates that are primal - or, at least, not too naughty ?

    Reading through other threads on chocolate, most people are talking about chocolate bars. I could go with those, but I'm really looking for more of a truffle or bon-bon sort of item.

    Here's a link from one of the threads that looks like what I'm interested in, but I can't tell what is actually *in* the chocolate: link

    Thanks!

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    You could make some! Google Paleo Chocolate Truffles. Nom Nom Paleo has a recipe.

    Hmm... I know I've seen paleo chocolate stores around online. I can't remember the name, but there was one advertised on some paleo site that I follow at one point. I'll share a link if I can find it.
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    What about chocolate covered strawberries? I'm not sure how well 90% chocolate melts, to be honest. Will have to google that one. But that's what I plan on making. Melt chocolate, dip strawberries, make a little whipped cream......

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    This has some good tips - How do I melt dark chocolate? - Home Cooking - Chowhound
    I may add some CO to the chocolate to make it smoother and easier to dip.

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    Thanks for the good ideas namelesswonder and little vase! Making something is definitely more personal. The Nom Nom Truffle recipe is here. Looks pretty complicated to me - I think the dipped strawberry idea is more up my alley. Thanks!

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    I guess we have different ideas of complex then! I'm a lazy cook and that looks pretty simple to me: chop, heat milk, mix with chocolate to melt, cool, then scoop & roll in powder or coconut.
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    Yeah, on a second look it doesn't look too bad. Maybe truffles and strawberries ...

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    Truffles are way easy to make. This is almost a perfect fat bomb. The strawberries are a nice touch too.
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    Get her straight cocoa bean! How much more primal could you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by little vase View Post
    What about chocolate covered strawberries? I'm not sure how well 90% chocolate melts, to be honest. Will have to google that one. But that's what I plan on making. Melt chocolate, dip strawberries, make a little whipped cream......
    I like to make chocolate covered strawberries with 60% dark and then serve them with banana and dark chocolate whipped heavy cream. It's not the most paleo treat but IMO it's okay for once in a while.
    I wish I liked to eat liver.

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