Homemade chocolates – no added sugar

This is a fantastic recipe for a healthy sweet treat, that can be used for kids parties or special occasions.

These are homemade caramel chocolates made with dried fruit.  They are  super easy to make, with just 4 ingredients that require no cooking. Kids can also  get involved with just 5 easy steps.

They are free of nuts and gluten and can also be made dairy free if you use dairy free chocolate. This is a  great recipe to show how you can easily make sweet treats with absolutely no sugar of any kind added. Instead dried fruit and chocolate provide the sweetness. 


 Ingredients:

CHOCOLATE 

150g of dark chocolate, I used 60% dark chocolate*

CARAMEL 

150g Medjool dates pitted, or any dates soaked in warm water

4 level tbsp of Coconut water

Pinch of salt


Method:

  1. To make the chocolate, place in a saucepan over a low heat until melted, make sure not to overheat! 
  2. Using a small silicone mould tray, spoon in your chocolate mixture until 1/4 way full (leave enough space to add the caramel later). 
  3. Place the tray in the freezer while you make the caramel. 
  4. Place all your caramel ingredients in a food processor and blend until a creamy, smooth caramel forms. 
  5. Check to see if the chocolate has hardened in the freezer. If so, spoon in the caramel (about 1 teaspoon per mould) and cover with the left over chocolate, place back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes.
  6. These can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer ready for taking out when needed.

*You can add ½ teasp. of vanilla extract, if you want to make the chocolate sweeter or alternatively use a flavoured dark chocolate


This recipe and photo is courtesy of the Natural Born Feeder.  I adapted it slightly by using ready made chocolate instead of making the chocolate.