I love sweet treats and chocolate is definitely high on my list of favorites. Is that you too? Now that I am eating clean, I steer clear of the bags of candy found on the store shelves. I don’t even know what many of those ingredients are but I know it’s a significant source of sugar. So I thought I’d try making my own and they turned out beautifully. With just 3 ingredients and no added sugar, these are a great treat that only takes a few minutes to make. Enjoy Life chocolate chips are minimally processed so they are a pretty good choice and and dairy, soy and nut free. If you use almond butter, these can be a sweet Paleo treat too. And since coconut oil is such a great healthy fat, it’s a good way to slip some into your diet. I loved this little heart mold when I saw it and knew it would be perfect to make some Valentine’s treats for my girls! What better way to express my love than with heart candy?!?
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels - 9 oz
- dairy, nut and soy free dark chocolate chips)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (or peanut butter if you aren't Paleo)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Melt all ingredients in a double boiler, stirring constantly, or microwave 30 seconds at a time until mixture is completely melted.
- Pour by teaspoonful into silicone candy mold (I use this one Chloe's Kitchen Ice Cube & Chocolate Mold - Hearts).
- Freeze for about 30 minutes or until firm. Enjoy with your valentine <3!
Did you know:
Approximately 36 million boxes of heart shaped candy are sold each year
Approximately 110 million red roses are sold and delivered at Valentine’s
To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered lucky
Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers and engaged couples. He is also the patron saint of epilepsy (from which he supposedly suffered), plague, greetings, young people and beekeepers.
Happy Valentine’s Day and lots of love!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day or have any special traditions?