By Katja Kromann

Paleo chocolate and Paleo almond bark

Paleo chocolate and Paleo almond bark
paleo chocolate almond bark

What says Celebrate better than chocolate. I know: nothing :)

Dec word of the month celebrate

I was searching for some good chocolate and tried buying a couple of recommended organic, fair trade, healthy chocolate bars at whole foods. Blech. They tasted chalky and not very delightful and quite a few of them, that I did not even buy had ingredients in them that I did not want to eat.

paleo chocolate almond bark

So I searched the web and happened on WellnessMama.com. I tried her recipe which is simple, but calls for cacao butter. Her recipe tasted fantastic, but since cocoa butter is hard to come by and a bit expensive - ok a lot!, I continued my search and found another recipe on Rocofit.com.

I of course combined the two and made my own amendments and here is what I did:

3 tbsp organic coconut oil
3 tbsp creamy almond butter
5 tbsp fair trade organic cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 tablespoons organic or raw honey
1 tbsp cocoa butter

 paleo chocolate almond bark

Melt everything in a double boiler. I use a bowl over a pot with some water in it. The water should not touch the bowl. I tried it both ways and the cocoa butter does not like the water to touch. It told me so in no uncertain terms.

paleo chocolate almond bark

For the almond bark, I chopped some almonds and put them in a small pan lined with parchment paper

paleo chocolate almond bark

Then I poured the chocolate over top.

paleo chocolate almond bark

I also made some solid chocolate pieces in these silicone molds.

paleo chocolate almond bark

They came out like this.

Word of caution: These are extremely good straight out of the fridge, but they do not keep the shape at room temperature. If that is what you want you have to follow the recipe from WellnessMama.com which is also really really good! I have made both.

The chocolate also tastes great as a chocolate sauce. When I say great, I mean finger licking great :)

I am going to celebrate Christmas Eve Paleo style. I am having organic free range duck with roasted sweet potatoes, red cabbage salad with oranges and cranberry orange compote. For dessert I am going to have our traditional Cherry cloud, but modified a bit. I am using lactose free heavy whipping cream and omitting the rice. So basically whipping cream with vanilla and chopped almonds. Maybe a little cherry sauce on top.

I will be back on January 2nd with my recipe for Paleo bread once we are all ready to shed a few Christmas pounds :)

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and home maker by day.

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