In our mind, chocolate is the best tasting food in the world.
Okay, okay, you’re right. The entire solar system.
We say the word, ‘chocolate’, and immediately our thoughts drift to melty, drippy chocolate creations of the past. It’s deeply and intensely satisfying on so many levels. The taste, the texture, the aroma…it’s comforting, like only a best friend can be, and yet also completely gratifying, kind of like finding the perfect pair of jeans.
Wait. Chocolate and the perfect pair of jeans?!?
Now, depending on how you make it, chocolate can be sweet like a milk chocolate or rich like a dark chocolate. We adore all types of cacao recipes here at Longevity Warehouse® and this super simple, 4-Ingredient “Sweet Honey” Homemade Chocolate may just be the optimum treat to kick off the week.
This recipe is ideal if you’ve never made chocolate from scratch before; maybe you felt like it was too complicated or too intimidating? If you’re struggling to get back into the swing of the work week, or if you just need a little pick me up today, this recipe is also perfect for you.
Who are we kidding. You don’t need a reason or an excuse to make this recipe! If you like chocolate, read on!
Theobroma literally means ‘Food of the Gods’, and there is a reason for that. The more than 300 phytochemicals within the cacao pod are delicious little powerhouses of health-supporting goodness. Beginning in the 1500s, publications began to note the uses of cacao for reducing fever and fatigue, and for improving heart strength and lung function.* Other manuscripts from the past cite uses ranging from kidney support to increased appetite.*
Today, we know cacao contains a wide array of unique properties and minerals, including high levels of sulfur and magnesium, antioxidants, and iron. It’s rich in chromium, anandamide (the bliss chemical), theobromine, manganese, copper, omega-6 fatty acids, PEA, trytophan, serotonin, and more!
Honey is another substance that has been used for centuries for its medicinal grade qualities. Long touted as an antioxidant-rich, enzyme-filled, hormone-supporting, skin-nourishing food, honey is the perfect way to add both sweetness and additional health benefits to your chocolate.
Chocolate + Honey = Your mouth and body will thank you.
Now saunter over to your kitchen and pull out the ingredients noted below. We’re positive this sweet chocolate is going to turn your day into the best one ever!
4-Ingredient Sweet Honey Simple Homemade Chocolate
· 3 Tablespoons David Wolfe’s Raw Noniland Honey
· 1/4 teaspoon David Wolfe Foods® Organic Ground Vanilla Beans
Slowly melt coconut oil and jungle grown cacao paste in a saucepan over low heat. When they have just melted together, whisk in the honey and vanilla beans (and maybe salt!) until just incorporated. Pour the mixture into a candy mold or onto tray covered in parchment paper.
Refrigerate or freeze until chilled, about 1 hour. Store in fridge when not being eaten.
But, really, why wouldn’t you be eating it…?
**At Longevity Warehouse, we source only wild jungle grown cacao from heirloom trees in Ecuador. To read more, click here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.