Fondue anyone? In honor of that sweet sappy holiday coming up, I thought I'd whip up a tasty treat for us to share. I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day since it boils down to a lot of corn syrup candy, overpriced flowers and lots of people feeling obligated to give gifts.
It's not that I don't appreciate a chance to show my loved ones that I care- I truly do! I just prefer to do it more than once a year. I also like to do it in ways that avoid all of the meaningless junk in the stores.
We'll be making some cards this year for family and friends and celebrating with some fun Valentine's themed foods. Other than that, we'll be loving each other, just like always.
I made this yummy batch of chocolate fondue from scratch and paired it with some fresh organic berries, which are in season here. It only took about 5 minutes and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. The best part though, was watching the kids cover themselves in chocolate and giggle away- pure joy! And that, my friends, is what I like about Valentine's Day.
Did I mention this is actually pretty healthy? Making your chocolate from scratch means there's no GMOs, no soy and no mystery fillers. I used a combination of cocoa butter and raw coconut oil for a creamy and healthy dip!
1/2 cup cocoa butter
1/2 cup raw coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut milk
Combine coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler and melt. Note: I use a makeshift double boiler out of two similar sized pots.
Add cocoa powder, honey and vanilla and whisk together.
Serve with any seasonal fruit, slices of muffins or homemade marshmallows.
So simple and so good!
I heard no complaints from my taste testers.
Only lots of slurping and giggles.
I only wish I had taken a picture when they were done- I had two very chocolately kiddos!
This post is shared at Homestead Barn Hop, Natural Living Monday and Meal Plan Monday.