Smart Sweet: Raw Chocolate Hearts
I can’t think of a better excuse than Valentine’s Day to make raw chocolate. Not that I need an excuse, but making the raw chocolate into heart-shaped delicious treats just makes it that much more special. Make these for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and they will be feeling the love. And guess what, each one is only 60 – 80 calories!
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or use raw agave to make it completely raw)
1/4 cup coconut oil
Sprinkle of pink Himalayan Salt
Step 1: Combine all ingredients, except salt into bowl.
Step 2: Mix ingredients thoroughly. At first it may seem like the powder isn’t mixing but use a sturdy spatula to make sure the coconut oil and maple syrup are mixing well until it becomes a smooth, dark chocolate color.
Step 3: Spoon out mixture onto parchment paper and smooth out to an even surface. It’s up to you how thick you want your hearts. I didn’t smooth mine out perfectly, so there were a few different sizes.
Step 4: Place parchment paper with the chocolate in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Step 5: Once chocolate is hardened, either cut the shapes you want or use a small cookie cutter. I used a mini-heart cookie cutter and they turned out great.
Step 6: Sprinkle with Himalayan Salt and serve with goji berries. If storing, keep them in the freezer.