If there’s one guilty pleasure we all enjoy, it has to be chocolate! Though, not healthy at all, chocolates should be avoided at all costs. But portion control and moderation can never be harmful. Also, instead of the chocolates available at grocery stores, you can make some healthy ones at home itself. Well! If you do not know how chocolates are made at home, this article is a must read for you.
- Normal chocolate: Take unsweetened cocoa powder, jaggery sugar or honey and coconut oil. Mix it all in and heat the ingredients to make a thick chocolate batter. Once warm, you can add some healthy nuts and seeds like cashews, almonds, flax seeds and many more. Freeze the mix and your delicious healthy chocolates will be ready.
- Peanut butter chocolate: Take some chocolate chips, condensed milk and melt the two. Once the mix is melted, you can keep it in the freezer to set it. When this chocolate mix is frozed you can spread it over your chocolate base and again keep in the refrigerator and allow it to rest. After about an hour, your crunchy peanut butter chocolate will be ready.
- Berry chocolate: For this sumptuous treat, you need butter and unsweetened cocoa powder. Put the ingredients into a processor and form a thick paste. Now, you can add milk, brown sugar or dates puree (any other alternative of refined sugar) and rice flour. After the mixture is ready, place it in the fridge. Once the chocolate is ready you can top it up with some berries to enhance the flavor and give it an extra nutritional punch.
- Filled chocolate: This one is extremely interesting and simple. For this one all you need is cocoa powder, butter, milk and brown sugar. Mix in all the ingredients and prepare the dough. Now you can divide the dough and add different fillings into it. For instance, nuts, marmalade, or berries.
The above mentioned recipes are extremely healthy and less time-consuming. You can use some other healthier ingredients like almond or soya milk instead of full fat milk, crushed oats instead of flour, honey, maple syrup or jaggery sugar instead of refined sugar. The next time you crave for something sweet, do not rush to the nearby store to grab a chocolate bar instead make one quickly at your home.