Hey loves! I recently posted my nutty chocolate chunks on Instagram and Facebook, and I received a huge response from you all saying that you wanted the recipe. Well today I’ll be sharing this sugar-free, vegan, soy and gluten-free dessert. This year, I have become very serious about my health. As I am striving to eat clean on a daily basis, I still have a craving for something sweet, especially chocolate.
For some, eating healthy is more than trying to keep the weight down, it’s about feeling great, having more energy and staying free of certain illnesses. The great thing about eating clean is that it doesn’t have to be boring or nasty. I promise that when you make these sugar-free nutty chocolate chunks, you’ll have to hide them from your friends and family because they will fall in love with your treats. They won’t even be able to tell that they are healthy AT ALL!
Now some of these ingredients are optional and may have some natural sugar (brown rice syrup), but it is made up of glucose sugar and not fructose. Fructose is known to be the sugar that adds weight and is bad for you. You can read more about brown rice syrup here on this blog: AuthorityNutrition.com. This will tell you more about the difference between Fructose and Glucose.
– 1 cup of coconut oil (known to aid in weight loss)
– 1 cup of brown rice syrup or substitute stevia
*I use brown rice syrup and then I add a few drops of liquid vanilla stevia
– 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
– 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa
– 1 cup or desired amount of walnuts (I love my desserts to be nutty so I usually use a LOT of walnuts)
*Optional: use a small amount of unsweetened vanilla almond milk if you want your dessert to be more of a milk chocolate consistency
– Stir the mixture well and then pour batter into a cupcake pan
– Try using cupcake holders so that your batter won’t stick to the pan
– Place pan in fridge for about 15-20 minutes or until hard. Enjoy!
*Inspired from naturesknockout.com