Homemade Two-Bite Chocolates

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Lisa Codina shares her culinary journey and delicious family friendly recipes on her website Bites for Babies and in her cookbook, Bites fro Babies: 50 Healthy Recipes For Baby and The Family.  With two young kids and a thriving culinary business in Canada, we’re excited to have her share her decadent two-bite chocolate recipe: 
The holiday season is a time to be thankful for blessings, spend quality time with loved ones, throw dinner parties, and of course, eat way too many sweets and desserts! These decadent, homemade two-bite chocolates are treats that you can feel good about eating and giving to your children.
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I created this recipe a while back and since then it’s become my go-to, super simple recipe to serve to dinner guests, bring to friends and family during the holiday season, and of course, to keep stashed in the freezer to appease my sweet tooth when in dire need! The recipe is foolproof, requires only a few basic ingredients to prepare, and did I mention that they are absolutely delicious?!
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My family’s quite happy with this recipe however, I have modified the recipe on many occasions. You can personalize the recipe to suit your taste or make a copycat rendition of your favorite chocolate bar by adding a variety of ingredients, such as lemon/orange zest, raisins, crushed nuts, coconut flakes, a pinch of cayenne, peppermint or vanilla extract or sea salt, just to name a few!
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Ingredients
(Yields 30-40 chocolates, depending on size)
1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, at room temperature
1/4 cup organic agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

1) In a large food processor, blend all the ingredients, scraping down the sides of the food processor a few times, until smooth and combined.
2) Using a teaspoon, scoop out the chocolate then dollop into a non-stick tray or a baking sheet or mini-muffin tin lined with parchment paper.
3) Flatten the chocolate with the underside of the spoon and/or gently tap the tray onto the counter to smooth out the chocolate.
4) Sprinkle each chocolate with your garnish of choice (or combine in the batter, if preferred).
5) Allow to set in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
6) Remove from the freezer, transfer to a plastic freezer bag or an air-tight container. Keep frozen until served.
7) Remove from the freezer about 4-5 minutes before serving.
*These soften very quickly so it’s best to eat them right out of the freezer. The longer they sit at room temperature the more they will soften and loose their consistency.

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Win It: Lisa is giving away a copy of her iBook or eBook, Bites for Babies!  To enter, visit her website, Bites For Babies, and leave a comment below.  Let us know if you’re following her culinary goodness (and glimpses of summers in Italy!) on twitter, instagram, facebook and pinterest – and you’ll get an extra entry.

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  1. Amanda Love says:

    I love that you can make this recipe your very own by using what feels right to you. I might just make this for me and the kids when I have some time.

    • Hi Amanda! It’s actually very easy and quick to make! All you have to do it whiz up the ingredients quickly in a food processor and then pour in the mold! SO easy! The entire prep shouldn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes! Enjoy!

  2. this looks so amazing.
    I bet I would eat more then just one though.. 😉

  3. LOVE the post, Monica! And thank you (again) for the flattering comments! Now, you HAVE to go and try this recipe…you’ll love it!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I would LOVE to get some of those as a gift. They sound heavenly!

    • I’ve been making batches for the last couple of weeks to bring to friends, family and our neighbours! They’re SO much less time-consuming and easier to make than baked goods (also, I’m not a great baker, lol!).

  5. These look yummy as is, but the possibilities for changing them up are endless, too! So neat!

    • My favourite variations are with sea salt and coconut flakes. Also, I’ve transformed these into Reese Pieces by adding a layer of peanut butter in between two layers chocolate! They are to die for!! 😉

  6. YUM! And quick and easy is definitely my style these days! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  7. These would not last too long with me around! They might nit even make it into the freezer–they sound so good!!

  8. I love making my own candies at the holidays and these sound amazing! I love your little heart shaped molds too. They would also be great for Valentine candy!

  9. I make these all the time only with stevia. They are very popular in the low carb and keto world. Yum yum.

  10. Lisa is amazing!! I want her to come here to cook for me. 🙂

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