Tag Archives: chocolate

No-Bake Chocolate Nut Clusters


This recipe could not be easier.  All you need is coconut oil, chocolate chips, and the nuts of your choice.  Heat 1-2 cups dark chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring between, until melted.  Mix in 3-4 cups of nuts of your choice.  (I used blanched, sliced almonds and chopped walnuts.)  Spoon small mounds of the mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper, allow to cool/set, and enjoy!

Variations: add shredded coconut, a sprinkle of sea salt, a dash of vanilla extract or cinnamon… get creative!

ETA: One of my students mentioned adding raisins or coffee beans.  I’ll have to try this next time!


Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding (and what I did on my summer vacation)


I realize it has been a VERY long time since my last post, and I plan to elaborate a little more on the reasons below…  I tend to get a little annoyed when people pontificate endlessly, and I find myself scrolling and scrolling, all the while thinking, “Get to the point, already!  I want the recipe!” Continue reading

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding


This dessert is about as guilt-free as you can get while still packed with both nutrients and FLAVOR!  I must emphasize the extreme importance of buying quality ingredients, however.  I recently made the mistake of purchasing conventional sweet potatoes from the local discount superstore.  Their color was anemic and their flavor was like cardboard.  Please, don’t skimp on sweet potatoes!  Buy organic for vibrant color and flavor! Continue reading