Remember that cereal that used to advertise itself by saying, “don’t tell them it’s healthy and they’ll eat it by the boxful”?
Well, I try to do the opposite in our house. I tell my kids something is healthy so that they leave it well alone and I can have it all to myself.
This reverse psychology failed miserably with my Choc Superfood Balls and I suspect it’s going to fail with this healthy organic chocolate as well.
Then there is also the mind game I play with myself. Surely if I’m using all organic ingredients packed full of antioxidants, then I can have more. Can’t I?
Actually don’t answer that … just give this recipe a go. I’ve created this using a recipe from friend and nutritionist whole foods guru Cyndi O’Meara (BTW Cyndi has been talking whole foods since the early 1990s … long before it became an on-trend thing).
The basis of this recipe uses the organic cacao wafers she now sources and sells. The wafers look like the chocolate melts you’d find at a supermarket but they do not taste like them! Hello no sugar.
You can find the stove-top recipe by clicking the tab on the cacao wafer shopping page.
I went with the Thermomix recipe because in our house we do everything possible in our Thermo-tron (the affectionate nickname applied to our machine, which we’ve had almost three years and use daily). I also went with a variation that included organic antioxidant super berries and organic desiccated coconut. So much like a Cherry Ripe but packing a punch full of goodness.
- 250g Changing Habits Cacao Wafers
- 100g Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Changing Habits Seaweed Salt
- 50g coconut oil (I used Wild Harvest fair trade/organic coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup goji or super berry mix (I used Dr Superfoods certified organic Antioxidant Super Berries)
- 1/4 cup organic desiccated coconut (I used Willowvale Organics)
- Put sugar and salt in Thermomix bowl and blitz on Speed 10 for one minute. This will turn it into a fine powder.
- Place the cacao wafers in the bow and blitz for 10 seconds on Speed 5.
- Add coconut oil and mix for 4 seconds on speed 4.
- Add berries and coconut.
- Cook at 37C, Speed 3 for 20 minutes.
- Pour into lined slice tin, place in fridge to set.
- Slice into pieces.
I’m storing mine in the freezer as it really does melt super easily – on contact. The taste is definitely one for people who love dark chocolate and not a lot of sugar but having said that, it passed the seven-year-old boy taste test.
Is this something you’d like to try to make? Or would you just rather grab a ready-made block 😉