Yes... I said healthy chocolate. This amazing recipe is adapted from Kate O'Donnell's Everyday Ayurveda Cooking book 100 Sattvic Recipes. Below you will find ways to adapt for your dosha and season. I don't think I need to buy chocolate again! If you don't have her book I highly recommend it.
Kate O’Donnell Dark Chocolate Recipe:
½ cup coconut oil (melted in jar)
½ cup Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
place jar of oil in bowl of warm water until melted whisk together cocoa and syrup. Place on parchment paper for chocolate bark or in molds until solid. Refrigerate until solid. Lasts refrigerated for 6 weeks.
Lavender, rose petals, calendula add a nice soothing taste to the recipe and is great for all doshas, while mint adds a nice cooling and sweet taste for pitta, and nut butter adds warmth and sweetness for vata.
Eat as is in moderation enjoying the bitter taste. Optional replace syrup with Honey or Stevia. Use flowers or spices to help wake-up Kapha i.e cinnamon, ginger etc.
Great as is due to the bitter taste. Optional mint, lavender, rose petals or shredded coconut.
Vata/Winter: Make nut butter cups to add more warmth or enjoy as is and sweeten to taste if too bitter.
For chocolate molds and cups:
Place a small amount of chocolate in molds or cups and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Layer filling like raw honey, almond or peanut butter and cover with more chocolate. Flowers and mint can be added at any point or sprinkle with coconut on top. Place in refrigerator until solid.
Now taste, serve and share these healthy indulgences.....because they taste and look too good not to!