Written by Alison Bell
Easter is Here!
Every year, around this time, I feel one of my biggest vices beginning to take hold. Normally, my love of all things chocolate is easily contained, but when Easter inevitably comes, with its months and months and MONTHS of teaser marketing, I am notoriously dragged right back into a desire for a melting pool of gooey, delicious, creamy yumminess.
It doesn’t help matters, when the supermarket isles are stacked full of humpty dumpties, chocolate bunnies, Cadbury crème eggs and the yummy malteser filled kind - and that every inch of their marketing budget seems to be targeted at anyone with a chocolate addiction.
So, how do we avoid it? How do we get through Easter without overindulging?
If you’re anything like me, you simply must indulge….. just a little. The more I say no to myself, the more I must have it. But knowing how my family and I react to chemical laden commercial chocolate makes a convenient buy from the aisles of the supermarket just out of the question. And you know what, as you slowly remove the commercial “chocolate” from your intake, you start to really appreciate the REAL deal chocolate in the form of cacao!
In my quest to eat more chocolate and remain healthy, while not overindulging, but still satisfying a craving (stop laughing!), I jumped online, hit up Captain Google and was quite pleasantly surprised! There are a substantial number of recipes to be found to make some healthier options to offer the kids (and yourself) over the holidays.
So I’m thrilled to share some kitchen experiments from the Broth Bunker!! While you might think that adding chicken broth to a chocolate mix would result in a weird taste, I urge you to try it. You will be pleasantly surprised! And the fact that I have now removed any Easter guilt, and replaced it with nutritional goodness has made me feel a whole lot better about this time of year!
BROTH OF LIFE EASTER CHOCOLATE
1 Cup Cacao Butter, chopped
2 Tablespoons Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Broth of Life Chicken Broth
Pinch of himalayan salt
1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
- Place cacao butter in a dry saucepan over medium heat and stir until melted.
- Take off the heat and add honey, vanilla, chicken broth and salt.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Add cacao powder and stir until smooth
- Place in moulds of choice and place in fridge or freezer to set.
This chocolate will be sweet, dark, salty and creamy. The cacao butter, and the fact that no other oils have been used, ensures that the chocolate maintains its integrity even out of the fridge – perfect for wrapping in foil for an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday! Don’t become complacent though, just like regular chocolate, it will melt in the heat
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?! I for one couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and give it a go, and it’s safe to say our boys wolfed down the samplers quick smart!
The joys of Broth of Life’s dehydrated organic bone broth spread far, obviously as a result of its nutritional value but also because of its versatility. Due to its powdered form, you can add it to just about any recipe you have going in the kitchen and feel confident that you’ve added real minerals and nutrients, resulting in a genuine healthy ‘kick.’
While I do not encourage over indulgence, I understand and empathise with the temptation of chocolate. So, this Easter, why not flip the lid on convention and make your own, healthier kind of chocolate? You will feel better about your chocolate consumption over this traditionally religious holiday period and the kids will be suitably impressed with your efforts too!