Had to satisfy my sweet tooth today. Just went and made up a batch of this. Quick, easy and MmmMmmMmm Good! This has less than .5 net carbs per piece! First chocolate/candy I’ve indulged in for ever so long. I make desserts for my husband a lot, but rarely eat them beyond sampling to see if the recipe is worthy of posting here. :) This candy is not suitable until the nuts & grains rung of the OWL ladder.
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1¼ c. coconut oil
½ c. cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s)
1 T. Fiberfit liquid sweetener (or equivalent sweetener for ½ c. granular Splenda)
10 drops liquid stevia (I use Stevita) or liquid Splenda
2 oz. almonds, coarsely ground
2 oz. (4 squares, or ½ bar) Lindt 90% cocoa dark chocolate
¼ c. unsweetened coconut
DIRECTIONS: In 9×13 thin metal pan (or the metal lid for a 9×13 cake pan), toast the almonds at 350º for 10 minutes or so. Stir 1-2 times during roasting. Cool nuts and coarsely chop. Warm the coconut oil and Lindt chocolate slightly in a mixing bowl in your microwave until melted/liquid. Stir well. Add the cocoa powder and all sweeteners, whisking until smooth. Add coconut and stir once again. Pour mixture onto the pan (or metal lid) and spread evenly to the edges of the pan with a rubber spatula. Quickly sprinkle the chopped almonds evenly over the top. Place the pan on a level shelf in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Remove. Either score into 48 pieces (6×8) or 60 pieces (6×10) or loosen by twisting pan at corners and break into small pieces. Return to freezer for another 10 minutes or so. Remove and run knife around outside edges. With a spatula, gently remove the pieces and serve at once. As this is freezer candy, it will melt quickly, so eat it quickly. Don’t know about you, but that’s never really been a problem for me. :) Store remainders in a ziploc bag so you can free up your pan for other uses.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Based on how you cut it:
For 48 pieces, each piece will have 71.5 calories, 7.58g fat, 1.33g carbs, .66g fiber, .67g NET CARBS, .58g protein
For 60 pieces, each piece will have 57.2 calories, 6.06g fat, 1.06 g carbs, .53 fiber, .53g NET CARBS, .47g protein