Healthy Homemade Chocolates

 

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A box full of chocolates is often full of a lot of other things {besides chocolate} like artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives and other additives. I created this recipe last year and it made a wonderful gift as well as a guilt-free indulgence for myself!! These real food chocolates contain only four ingredients! They are crazy easy to make and the kids will love helping. But the best part is the taste. Oh the deliciousness – they melt in your mouth. If you don’t have a shape mold an ice cube tray works great also.


Homemade Healthy Chocolates

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Freeze-Dried Berries (I use raspberries or blueberries)

6-7 Dates, pitted

1 cup shredded Coconut, unsweetened

1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips or pieces, softened

Crush the berries into a powder using a food processor or you can put them in a zippered bag and roll a rolling pin over them (kids will love helping with that). Process the remaining ingredients together in a food processor for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is well combined. The mixture should be sticky and a little melty. Sprinkle a little berry powder into a ice cube tray or mold. Press the chocolate mixture firmly into mold, kid’s little fingers are perfect for this. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Pop them from the mold and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

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Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.

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