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First of all, I know that I said I hate Valentine’s Day, but I really love chocolate. I also just so happen to have a heart shaped candy mold. So, why not celebrate? The hardest decision I had to make with these chocolate hearts was deciding what nut butter to use.
Should I have used Chocolate Heartbreak again? It has chunks of dark chocolate covered pretzels, so, while it is delicious, I didn’t think it would be ideal for this recipe. What about Squirrely Tail? Well, I have used that nut butter in bars and apple crisp and even cake, so I wanted to use something different. What about Peanut Butter Brownie? Now that might have been perfect if I hadn’t eaten it by the spoonful and had enough left for this recipe.
I might have a slight obsession with these nut butters. Okay, I am totally obsessed with nut butters. That’s why I settled on Coconut Macaroon. It’s a sweet blend of coconut, cashew and walnut butter which goes perfectly with the homemade dark chocolate.
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Nut Butter:
- ¼ cup Coconut Macaroon nut butter
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- For the chocolate, heat a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir in coconut oil and maple syrup.
- Add cocoa powder, honey and vanilla. Stir until thick and smooth.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the nut butter and coconut oil.
- Pour 1 tsp of chocolate into each mold. Pour 1 tsp of nut butter mixture on top.
- Swirl with a tooth pick and place in the freezer until solid.
- Store in the freezer until ready to eat!
Note: While the Coconut Macaroon nut butter does contain cane sugar, it means that this recipe is not totally clean eating or paleo. However, it is dairy free for those chocolate lovers who are lactose intolerant!
Another note: This is my go to recipe for clean eating chocolate. It does tend to melt quickly, so be sure to store it in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy it!
Final Note: If you’re looking for the mold I used, check it out here: Medium Heart Chocolate Candy Mold