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    Dark Chocolate Coconut Mousse - Has anyone made this?

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    I have been browsing through the recipes on Mark's site, and this one looks too good not to try:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/decad...#axzz2Lw1mA2V7

    I do have a question though. The dark chocolate, is it unsweeted?

    I have pledged to not eat any processed sugar until March 31, so I may have to wait on this recipe. However if it does required sweetened chocolate, would anyone have any suggestions for brands with whole sugars like rapadura?

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    I have not tried that recipe, but I think the chocolate is sweetened, because the recipe doesn't call for any sweetening. Unless you enjoy unsweetened chocolate, you'd have to add some form of sweetening.

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    That's why I'm wondering. I know that coconut milk has a nice subtle sweetness to it, so I'm wondering if it is enough with the unsweetened chocolote. Part of me thinks maybe...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackMom View Post
    That's why I'm wondering. I know that coconut milk has a nice subtle sweetness to it, so I'm wondering if it is enough with the unsweetened chocolote. Part of me thinks maybe...?
    Try making it with unsweetened chocolate. Taste. If it's not sweet enough, add some honey or maple syrup, stir, and taste again until it's to your liking.
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    Unsweetened chocolate is not sweet at all... get a bar and taste it.
    It's often used in savory recipes.

    But you might like it.
    Most people don't though. It's a bit... bitter and acidic tasting.
    The sugar in chocolate balances that.
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    I've found that adding virgin coconut oil to stuff makes it taste sweeter. Just a thought
    (would probably make a thicker mousse, too)
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    We found that the mousse was a bit blah in terms of consistency and mouthfeel when we tried it, which was happily solved by mixing dried fruit through it. So no need to add cane sugar at all, since the fruit is sweet....
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    Thanks very much. I will try it this week. I may separate it into two parts before sweetening and try one with either honey/maple syrup/coconut oil and the other with the dried fruit to experiment.
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    I know that coconut milk has a nice subtle sweetness to it

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