Chocolate Pumpkin Bites
This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bites Ingredients:
½ cup of pumpkin puree
1/3 cup of coconut butter
1 tsp of pumpkin spice
5-10 drops of stevia (to taste)
¼ cup of cacao powder
1/3 cup of coconut oil
Few drops of stevia (3-5 drops or to taste)
½ tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of pink salt
Chocolate Pumpkin Bites Instructions:
- Make the pumpkin filling by blending the pumpkin, softened coconut butter, spices and sweetener. (Soften the coconut butter by putting under hot water for 10 mins)
- Place the pumpkin filling in fridge for a couple of minutes to firm. 10 min
- Form pumpkin filling into balls using cookie scoop
- Place balls in freezer to firm.
- Make dark chocolate sauce by melting the cacao, coconut oil, sweetener, vanilla and salt on low heat. Place chocolate mixture in bowl.
- Once all the chocolate is melted, use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over each ball
- Chill and store in fridge for a few hours… enjoy!
- This recipe makes about 10 bites- double if you want more!
- Can use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ginger if you do not have pumpkin spice.
- You can try to use almond butter or another nut butter instead of coconut butter, but I prefer the coconut butter.
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is a really fun and tasty chocolate recipe that your family will go crazy for. It is full of healthy ingredients that provide good fats and anti-oxidants for the body.
Coconut butter is a combination of full fat coconut milk and the coconut flour fiber. It is very thick, but when heated it becomes gooey and can be manipulated into various shapes and mixed into dishes. The fats in the coconut butter are great for improving metabolism and helping us to burn fat. The fiber within it is great for our microbiome and supporting healthy bacteria and good bowel habits.
I love the combination of raw chocolate and coconut fats as it is a great fuel for improving blood supply throughout the body and especially to the brain. Chocolate is known to stimulate dopamine to improve energy and focus. I personally, will only use chocolate during the day as a performance enhancement agent. At night, it can be too stimulating and disrupt good sleep. Take this into consideration when making this recipe.
If you like things very sweet, use the higher number of stevia drops in the instructions. If you like less sweetness than use the lower number. Over time you will find the right amount for you.
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