Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Emmy's Chocolate Joys
Two months ago I drastically changed my diet. I have always eaten pretty healthy but I needed to make further changes for a few reasons. Many of you know that I am a huge chocolate lover and cannot live without it. I came up with this recipe by looking at others similar to it but not quite what I wanted. Trial and error.
This treat is 100% healthily for your body. It doesn't matter if you are vegetarian, vegan, eat raw or just eating a well balanced diet because you too can it this.
You need a food processor to make this or a really really good blender.
3/4 cup coconut milk (comes in a can, usually found by the Asian food).
1/2 cup cocoa powder or carob powder (I use cocoa)
1/2 cup honey or Agave (I use both, 1/4 c honey and 1/4 c agave)
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 cups coconut
1/4 cup raisins (if you don't want dates just use more raisins)
Nuts and Seed
You can use whatever nuts and seed that you want. Just make sure that the measurements stay about the same as mine. You may need to add more or even a little less depending on what nuts and seeds you choose to use. You do not want this runny.
1 cup Almonds
1/4 cup Pecans
1/4 cup Cashews
1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
Throw all of the ingredients in your food processor and let it rip. Make sure it is nice and blended.
Get your cookie sheet and cookie scoop out. Plop the batter on the cookies sheet and refrigerator for at least one hour. You can even freeze these.
Again, these are so yummy and good for you. Feel free to mix things up to your own preference's.
Agave is at any grocery store. You can get twice as much (literally) for $1 less at costco. Unlike honey, maple syrup and sugar Agave is gluten friendly. It does not mess with your blood sugars. When eating it they will stay the same. You can also use Agave in place of honey when eating a sandwdich, on waffles or in yogurt etc. (I am not diabetic.These are just some fun the facts).