A couple weeks ago I was have a massive sugar craving. Like the kind where I was considering running down to the store at 10:30 pm just to get my fix. It was note cute. I managed to get through it but the next morning I decided to take matters into my own hands and make something healthy and delicious that would satisfy my sweet tooth. And this chocolate peanut butter chocolate bar was born. It is loaded with good fats, adaptogens to help my body cope with stress and that sweet salty flavor combo that this girl is always chasing.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut butter
- 1/4 cup cacao butter
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 2 T The Philosophie Cacao Magic
- 1 T Maca Powder
- 1 tsp Root and Bones Reishi
- 1 tsp Root and Bones He Shou Wu
- 1 T raw honey
- 1-2 T creamy peanut butter (I used this on)
- sea salt
In a double boiler or a glass bowl fit into a saucepan with water (you do not want the water to touch the bottom of the bowl when it boils), add coconut oil, coconut butter and cacao butter. Stir until melted and combined. Remove from heat and add cacao powder, cacao magic, maca, reishi, he shou wu and honey. Whisk together until smooth and combined. Pour into a small parchment paper lines pyrex or chocolate molds. Place flat in the freezer for about 10 minutes until slightly firmed. Remove from freezer and drizzle with peanut butter. use a butter knife to marble. Sprinkle with sea salt and place back in freezer until set. Remove and cut into squares.
Why I used what I used:
Cacao has 40 times the antioxidants than blueberries, is loaded with iron, magnesium and calcium, has anti-depressant properties and elevates your mood. No wonder we crave it when we are on our moon cycle.
Maca has long been used to enhance the libido and balance hormones. It also gives you a natural energy without caffeine. Yes please!
Reishi is one of my favorite mushrooms. Like all adaptogens, it helps the body to adapt to stress; however, Reishi specifically helps with stress on the body. It also helps with liver functions, adrenals, hormones balance and helps to fight of illness. This is just a small list of the amazing benefits of Reishi*.
He Shou Wu has been used throughout history for longevity. It blood building and is said to be a support for beauty (hair and skin).
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