I could extol the many virtues of coconut oil, but alas I shall leave that for another blog post. One of our new favorite uses of coconut oil is making this ridiculously addictive cocoa crack. Trust me, this healthy chocolate candy will not last long in your freezer if you have a family!
What makes this cocoa crack recipe different?
There are many recipes for cocoa crack floating around online, but I haven’t seen any quite like this one. The thing I don’t like about the many, many cocoa crack recipes I found online was they just seemed too oily. I felt like I was eating a blob of flavored coconut oil. While that might be your thing, it’s just not mine. Ick.
I started experimenting and trying some different things with this chocolate candy recipe. You’ll see, with this recipe I finally landed on adding some coconut flour to the recipe. I know that might strange, but it cut that oily mouth-feel I got from all the other cocoa crack recipes. I think I finally landed on a winner!
The whole family loves this chocolate candy, especially my 3-year-old guy Crazy Cameron. He just can’t get enough of these addictive chocolate candies. And I love having a treat that’s actually good for him, so I don’t have to feel guilty about letting him have a piece or two for a snack! And who am I kidding, it’s nice to have a healthy treat for me too!
This recipe lends itself well to experimentation. Feel free to add some flavored extracts (vanilla, peppermint, etc.) or even a few drops essential oils (orange would be delicious!) to the chocolate mixture for different occasions. You could also mix in finely chopped nuts, coconut, or a couple tablespoons strong coffee or espresso powder for mocha candy.
Healthy Chocolate Candy aka Cocoa Crack
- food processor
- silicone candy mold or ice cube tray
- If you have granulated xylitol like I do, begin by putting it in a food processor or coffee grinder and whiz it around for a minute or two until the xylitol is powdered. It will dissolve SO much easier if you don't skip this step.
- Next place your coconut oil in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it is liquid.
- Add your xylitol and stevia, continuing to warm until the sweeteners are dissolved. Be careful not to boil.
- Add the cacao powder and coconut flour and stir until dissolved in the mixture and well combined.
- After the candies have hardened (it doesn't take long), pop them out of the tray, place in a zip lock baggie, and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. You might consider hiding them too if you don't want you husband and kids to devour them!
More Delicious Chocolate Recipes:
- Naturally-Sweetened Chocolate Ice Cream
- Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows
- Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy
- Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake