Orange Hazelnut Chocolates

This recipe is fabulous for a nice treat once in a while. We served this to our guests at our Valentine’s Day celebration a few days ago! Yum!

Along with your healthy lifestyle regime, we advocate having healthy treats as a part of a way to stay on track.

 

Ingredients:

4 oz. of raw organic cacao butter, melted in double boiler to liquid state

1/3 cup organic raw cacao powder

1/3 cup organic coconut crystals

1 Tbs. organic Madagascar vanilla extract

4 drops organic essential oil of orange

Zest of 1 organic orange

Dash Himalayan salt

2 oz. raw organic hazelnuts

 

  1. In a food processor, process all the ingredients except the hazelnuts with the “S” blade until well incorporated.
  2. Add hazelnuts and pulse to break down into a coarse meal.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary.
  4. Place *heart shaped molds on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Add 1 tsp. of mixture to fill each mold. Proceed with remaining chocolate.
  6. Place in freezer for at least 1 hour until solid.
  7. Unmold and serve at room temperature or place in a sealed freezer proof container for up to 1 month.

*You can get the heart shaped molds on AMAZON.COM.

Marian Tobin

Naturally Well By The Shore