We can’t get enough of Addictive Wellness Chocolate, of which we sell two delicious varieties right here at New For You. With the holidays coming up, we wanted to give you a few ideas of how to incorporate this healthy chocolate into three simple yet festive treats. The hardest part about making these goodies will be resisting the temptation to eat the chocolate by itself along the way! Keep reading for three ways to incorporate Addictive Wellness chocolate into your holiday cooking this season.
1. Festive Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
We would be remiss to not include a healthy treat on this list. Dark chocolate, which is chock full of antioxidants, is already a better substitute for bittersweet or milk chocolate, especially when accompanying ripe, juicy strawberries. You can have a lot of fun decorating these dipped delights, using anything from chocolate chips to sprinkles and other festive add-ons. Get creative and turn each strawberry into a reindeer with candy eyeballs and red-button noses!
All you need to do is melt two to three boxes (12 chocolate cups) of Addictive Wellness chocolate (either Energy or Tranquility — your choice) in a double boiler. It’s recommended to keep the chocolate below 118º F to maintain the integrity of the heat-sensitive compounds, such as enzymes, B vitamins and neurotransmitters.
When ready, dip your strawberries one by one into the melted chocolate or simply drizzle the chocolate over them using a spoon. Decorate as desired and chill in the fridge for about an hour before enjoying this fun treat that really brings people together, from decorating to taking the first bite.
2. Homemade Hot Chocolate
Is there anything better than sipping hot chocolate by a cozy fire during the holidays? We’re talking about homemade hot cocoa using Addictive Wellness Tranquility chocolate. The best part is, you only need a few simple ingredients to make the tastiest hot chocolate for your family and friends to gather ‘round and unwind with.
Using the AW Tranquility chocolate is what makes this homemade cocoa so special; it’s a tasty dark chocolate that’s naturally sweetened and won’t spike your blood sugar. Instead, its organic ingredients will leave you feeling blissfully calm in the true spirit of the holidays.
All you’ll need is one box of AW Tranquility chocolate, milk and ground cinnamon. Click here to follow a similar recipe. Top off with marshmallows and a few shavings of chocolate, or crush up some peppermint candy canes to sprinkle on.
3. Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
The holidays just don’t seem complete without cookies. The great thing about Addictive Wellness chocolate is that you can directly substitute the chocolate chips you’d use in your regular cookie recipe with it by simply chopping it up into similarly sized chips. However, AW chocolate has no artificial sugars or sweeteners, and is instead sweetened with birch xylitol and organic stevia extract. So it’s inherently a healthier chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t sacrifice a gooey dark chocolate taste.
We recommend using either the Energy or Tranquility chocolate for this treat, depending on what kind of cookies you want to make. The taste and consistency will be the same, but they have different effects. Another thing to note is that AW chocolate melts faster than normal chocolate chips, so the cookies will look a little more marbled than usual. After they’re finished, simply decorate the cookies with holiday sprinkles and the like. You can even melt down more of the chocolate and half-dip the cooled cookies for an even chocolatier treat.
We hope you try at least one of these delicious treats in the upcoming months. You can purchase Addictive Wellness Chocolate by clicking the link below!
Stay cheery and bright,
New For You Editors
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