it’s no secret that i LOVE chocolate. i mean love. i refuse to give it up. take away salt, fried foods, cake, cheese, anything (well, not wine or la croix)…but chocolate will always be a staple in my world. always. i am my mother’s child and i will not apologize for my love affair with chocolate.
that said, i do recognize that my recent consumption has been a little extreme. maybe even teetering on addiction. so, i am trying (trying being the key word here) to scale back at least a little. i think my skin and bank account will appreciate it (i seem to prefer a little pricier options although i am not overly picky as long as it’s dark-ish!).
so far my attempt to cut back has made my desire and need for it skyrocket. sigh. so, i have gone another route — making / trying alternatives that are a little more natural (with an attempt
to cut back, NOT remove my favorites! I’m talking about you trader joe’s dark chocolate sea salt almonds). i think the “it’s so rich you can only have a bite” statement is utterly crazy as i can happily polish off the largest bar of the darkest chocolate without blinking an eye. really.
so, here are a few recipes i am currently loving. they are surprisingly awesome. of course, as i type this i am snacking on dark chocolate power berries (another TJ find), and also purchased not one, not two, but three yummy bars of chocolate today (3 for $7 Lindt sale at target!). oh well. at least i have some new recipes to add to my mix. at the end of the day, life without chocolate every day just isn’t as much fun!
I used raw crunchy almond butter from TJ and dove dark chocolates. Yum!
Insane. I didn’t add nuts…i may with the next batch but i enjoy pure chocolate. i are three for lunch the day i made these. Oops. i haven’t convinced Pk to try (dates scare him) but i swear they are rich and amazing!
These also rock and are loaded with nutrients.
cheers and happy chocolate eating!
and no post is complete without a pic of Eli.