My name is Kylie. I LOVE chocolate.
I do not like milky chocolate. It has to be GOOD chocolate. Chocolate is generally sugar-laden yes?
Not this chocolate. Perfect for when you are smack bang in the middle of #nurseyschool and studying your head off. OR when you are driving a million miles to and from Placement for said #nurseyschool, and you need a little ‘pickup”. Or – when you just feel like a non-sugar added sugar hit!
A little while ago, the lovely folks at Well Naturally contacted me to see if I would care to sample their new range, cook up a little something something and share it with my good friends in the blogosphere. Ummm. Let me think about it. Receive chocolate. Cook with it. Eat it. No brainer!
I received a delicious little package in the mail, filled with much goodness.
My heart sang. Immediately!
I was in full study mode at that time, so a few squares of chocolate were exactly what I needed.
Well Naturally (and I quote) “leaves out the undesirable ingredients, so you can enjoy more of the good stuff. because unhealthy treats are so yesterday!”.
No added sugar chocolate bars AND cooking melts – WIN WIN. Sweetened with stevia, there is no impact on blood sugar levels and zero calories. Well done Well Naturally!
Go on – try some! (Look for it in all good supermarkets.)
No arguments from me.
I proceeded to study hard, and indulge in chocolate. Win win. (for those playing along – I have three High Distinctions so far for this semester – woohoo!).
Let’s just say – Dark Chocolate with a hint of peppermint was my favourite, followed very closely by the Acai berry!
I whipped up a little
morning-tea whenever I feel like it, snack for myself, and proceeded to munch through it like crazy. A delicious vaguely paleo chocolate brownie. Full of no added sugars! Oh – and it’ll make you “number two” like you never have before!
- 100g [url href=”http://vitalitybrands.com/content/new-well-naturallyhttp://” target=”_blank” title=”Well NAturally Dark Chocolate Melts”]Well Naturally No Sugar Added dark chocolate melts[/url]
- 2 cups nuts (I used almonds – you can use a mix!)
- 12 pitted dates
- 1 tbs chia
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- splash of water (enough to make the mixture ‘stick’ together)
- Throw everything into the thermomix (or processor – whichever appliance you have)
- Whiz on high speed until the mix comes together (TMX sp9)
- Add water is needed – I usually find water is needed to bring the mix together.
- Press firmly into a slice tin.[img src=”http://kylieclark.com/blog/wp-content/myimages/Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-110.jpg” width=”900″ height=”334″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-1.jpg”]
- NB – it doesn’t make a big thick slice – I don’t usually spread it across the whole tin, just enough so that the slice is about 1/2inch high
- Cool in fridge for 30 mins
- Seive cacao over the top
- Slice.[img src=”http://kylieclark.com/blog/wp-content/myimages/Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-24.jpg” width=”900″ height=”340″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-2.jpg”]
- [img src=”http://kylieclark.com/blog/wp-content/myimages/Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-32.jpg” width=”800″ height=”600″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”Mornington-Peninsula-photographer-20120311-3.jpg”]
Speaking of WIN WIN…….
Thanks to Well Naturally, I have TWO packs of chocolate to giveaway. You want one – truly.
Comment here on the blog, and tell me your favourite time to indulge in a spot of chocolate “no sugar added sugar” hit!
(You have a week to get your entries in – please make me laugh!)