You know those cute little chocolate confections you always see at Christmas time in a box that are shaped like an orange cut into wedges just like an orange? The most popular selling flavor is the chocolate orange. But this one company used to also make these in LIME (though shaped like an orange) and man, oh, MAN, that one was to die for! I bought one every year!! Then all of a sudden in around 2008, I could no longer find it anywhere to save my life!! Not even at Cost Plus World Market Imports, where they still carried the orange and raspberry ones. World Market told me they thought the lime variety (and most of their flavors) had been discontinued.
So I decided to try to make something similar today myself, as we just loved that lime candy! Just made my basic low-carb chocolate bark recipe and just added one of my favorite citrus flavorings: Boyajian Lime Oil. BAM! That’s real close to the chocolate limes I’m remembering!! If you’re not familiar with Boyajian Citrus Oils, you’ve just GOT to get the Mini Box of lemon, lime and orange. They are fantastic and last a very long time, as you use so little in a recipe (couple drops). Best $10 you’ll ever spend in the kitchen!
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2 sticks unsalted butter
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
12-16 drops liquid Splenda (I used 16 because I like my candy sweet)
1 pkt. stevia
1/8 tsp. Boyajian Lime Oil
DIRECTIONS: Place butter in 8×11″ metal baking pan and pop into oven at 350º until butter is just melted. Remove and stir in lime oil and liquid sweetener. Mix well. You can either wait and add the stevia later, to taste, or go on and add it now to the cocoa powder in a small bowl. Sift the mixture over the butter surface. Using a rubber spatula, stir well, pressing out any cocoa lumps that form. From here, you have two options. Either pop pan into freezer on level surface for about 30 minutes. OR you can pour mixture carefully into silicone candy molds totally 48 pieces. If done in the pan, cut into exactly 48 pieces (6×8) and using a thin metal spatula, gently lift out each piece to a lidded storage container. If using molds, pop each piece out and place in a lidded storage container. Must be stored in refrigerator (or freezer) at all times. Eat them fast or it will melt in your fingers, but that’s not a problem for me!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 48 pieces, each contains:
35 calories, 3.88 g fat, 0.26 g carbs, 0.13 g fiber, 0.13 g NET CARBS, 0.12 g protein, 1 mg. sodium