Chocolate indulgence….

Who doesn’t love an excuse to indulge in chocolate??

Commercially brought chocolate is often loaded with nasties that can leave you feeling, and looking substandard.

Here at Her Master Plan we want to have our (chocolate) cake and eat it. Here are 3 of my best chocolate concoctions to hit the sweet spot in both taste and health:

1. Choc pops –A super simple summer treat.

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 270 ml Coconut cream
  • 20 g raw organic cacao powder

Method:

Simply mix the ingredients well, place in to ice pop molds and place in the freezer for 60 mins. For extra sweetness, try adding a small amount of stevia. You can also spice things up with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg – yum!

choc pop

2. Chocolate sesame snaps – One word – moreish.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 25 g good quality coconut oil melted
  • 20 g raw organic cacao powder
  • 3 heaped tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol or honey

Method:

Mix the cacao powder and sesame seeds by placing both ingredients in a zip lock bag and shaking well, transfer the mixture to a clean bowl and gently stir through the coconut oil. The dry ingredients will absorb the coconut oil and the mixture will gradually become gooey. Add your sweetener of choice about halfway through this process to ensure an even distribution. Once all of the ingredients are combined, place the mixture on to a baking tray lined with baking paper, spread in to a thin layer to form a square shape, use a sharp knife to gently score and divide the large square in to 4 smaller squares; place in the fridge for 60 mins to set. Once set, ‘snap’ the large square in to 4. Now try eating just one….

sesame seeds

3. Choc malt protein balls – Post training bliss.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I love Sunwarrior http://www.sunwarrior.com.au/)
  • 1/4 teaspoon maca powder
  • 40 g ground almonds
  • 10 g coconut butter
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Method:

Combine the dry ingredients in a clean bowl, soften the coconut butter and add to the mixture in the bowl using your hands to work it in to the rest of the ingredients, when all of the butter has been combined roll the doughy mixture in to ball shapes and place on a sheet of baking paper, refrigerate for 60 mins – just enough time to get in a workout.

choc balls

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