Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Hearts
If you have a silicon mold at home, it’s very easy to make healthy homemade chocolate hearts. You’ll be sure they don’t have any additives or colorings.
Make sure you get 70% cocoa or more dark chocolate, fair trade and organic.
For product suggestions, take a look at this Benefits of Dark Chocolate article.
To make your own almond butter, nothing is simplier. Put a bunch of almonds directly into your blender on high speed, until the oil of the nuts get out and make them turn into a creamy texture. You can even add a bit of avocado oil if you want.
The addition of ground flaxseed brings a healthy twist with its plant-based fatty acid omega-3 content.
Original Silicon Molds
And as for the silicon mold, here are a few options available on Amazon (affiliate links) that could be delivered directly to your home.
You could even make some chocolate shooters with the last one!
Forget all about the usual ”Reese” chocolates and make your own; they are frankly healthier and tastier.
Here is the recipe, let me know how many you ate by the hour! 🙂
- 10.5 oz (300 gr) dark chocolate with 70% cocoa or more
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla liquid
- 2/3 cup organic almonds
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- In a double saucepan (bain marie), melt dark chocolate with vanilla.
- Put the almonds in a blender, on high speed until the oil of the almonds get out and turn your mixutre into a creamy butter (you can add a few drops of avocado oil to help your blender if needed). Add flaxseed, mix lightly.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate at the bottom and on the sides of each opening of the mold.
- Freeze for 10 minutes to harden.
- Put a teaspoon of almond butter in the center of each mold. Press a little with a spoon to fill the form. Put the remaining chocolate on top to cover each opening.
- Freeze for another 30 to 40 minutes.
- Unmold and voilà! Your lovely healthy decadently tasty hearts are ready!
- To see a video of this recipe : http://thegourmetconfession.com/dark-chocolate-hearts