Christmas Recipe Countdown Day 4: Turkish Rose Chocolates

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Welcome to my Christmas Recipe Countdown, where each day leading up to Christmas, I will be sharing recipes from some of my Friday Foodies, as well as a few from myself.

Be prepared for healthy, mouth watering recipes that will help you to cater for all your festive season parties, dinners and get togethers. Each recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

Day four's recipe appears courtesy of Sally O'Neil aka The Fit Foodie.

Sally featured as my Friday Foodie back in April

Enjoy

Ness xo

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Turkish Rose Chocolates

This recipe is so simple and ready in less than 40 minutes (including setting time) so you can kick back and enjoy a guilt-free substitute that’s sure to blow your {turkish} socks off.

The coconut oil base is fabulous for boosting your metabolism. It’s converted quickly by the body for fuel, rather than stored for later use. Chocolate that revs up your fat burning? You got it.

Serves: 15

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp carob powder (or additional cacao powder)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or cacao butter
  • 8-10 drops liquid stevia OR 1-2 tbsp rice malt syrup*
  • 1-2 drops essential rose oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the coconut oil, cacao powder + carob (if using), along with the cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add sweetener of choice a little at a time to reach your desired sweetness.
  3. Add in 1 drop of essential oil and taste – you don’t want your chocolates to taste like soap! Add in the second drop if desired.
  4. Pour into chocolate moulds or mini silicone cups, top with cacao nibs.
  5. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid.
  6. Enjoy straight from the freezer with a sprinkling of dried rose petals and an additional pinch of salt.

*adjust sweetness to taste


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Sally (aka The Fit Foodie) blogs on all things health, wellness, fitness and nutrition at the-fit-foodie.com. Taking inspiration from not-so-healthy favourite foods, she 'healthifies' them and shares her recipes online.  Sally is a superfoods columnist for both Nourish and Australian Natural Health Magazines, and is also a regular contributor to publications such as Yum. Glutn Free Magazine, Yahoo!7, Sweeter Life Club and MindBodyGreen. For those that don’t have time to get creative in the kitchen, Sally recently launched her own popular range of Fit Mixes.

To find out more about Sally head to: www.the-fit-foodie.com | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

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