Mocha Almond Dairy-Free Chocolates

Mocha Almond Dairy-Free Chocolates

Hello, friends!

I’m popping in today to share a quick and easy recipe for dairy-free chocolates, which was inspired by the mocha almond fudge ice cream recipe I made a few months ago that I basically ate in one sitting. (No, no, I didn’t eat it all at once – but I was tempted.)

As I’ve mentioned before, I despise the taste of coffee but love mocha-flavoured treats, especially ones that use herbal coffee alternatives such as these dairy-free chocolates. Although I must admit I really dig high-quality dark chocolate made with real coffee or espresso beans, too. Uh oh – are mocha desserts a gateway drug to real coffee?

Raw cacao, the key ingredient in this recipe, is packed with antioxidants, blood-building iron and magnesium, nature’s relaxant mineral. If you’re looking for another good reason to eat chocolate, a recent study discovered that people who ate up to 100 grams of chocolate per day had a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. One hundred grams is a lot of chocolate – like a whole bar! Of course, not everyone in the study ate that much – the average consumption was 7 grams.

So I think you’re completely justified in having one of these babies every day, along with at least one hug because they’re great for our health.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mocha Almond Dairy-Free Chocolates
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dandy blend
  • 8 almonds, finely chopped (about 2 tbsp)
Instructions
  1. Make a double boiler by pouring 2 inches of water into a small pot, then place a bowl on top of the pot. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add the raw cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao butter and Dandy blend. Whisk until everything is melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the chopped almonds.
  4. Pour the chocolate into molds. If you don't have a mold, use a loaf pan or small baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  5. Chill in the fridge for a few hours until set.

 

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2 Responses to Mocha Almond Dairy-Free Chocolates

  1. Holly February 29, 2016 at 8:25 am #

    What would you recommend as a substitute for Dandy blend?

    • Sondi February 29, 2016 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Holly. If you have real coffee, you could use a tbsp or two of that instead. Or, you could just leave the coffee flavour out – they’ll still be delish!