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Skinny Chocolate Tips
Let’s talk Skinny Chocolate… how many of you make it? Do you like it? Does it turn out for you? I wanted to share a few tips and recipes to Skinny Chocolate in hopes that you will make it work for you!
First of all, the benefits of coconut oil are astounding! When I eat it I can actually feel it revving though my body. I get hot. lol If you want to know more about the benefits check out these posts…
Dr. Axe- 20 Benefits to Coconut Oil
The other day I was thinking back to when I first started my Trim Healthy Mama journey and the things that really triggered my weight loss. Two main things came into mind. One was GGMS which I drank at least twice a day. And the other was Skinny Chocolate.
I ate skinny chocolate every day. I would whip up a batch in the morning and stick it in the freezer and eat a couple through the day when in S mode. I haven’t done that in a while but I am determined to get back to that habit! I also challenge you to get your SKINNY CHOCOLATE on!!
Skinny Chocolate Tips-
The Coconut Oil you choose also has a big impact on the flavor. I’ve noticed that coconut oil in a plastic container has a plasticy taste. It’s not too too bad but it does affect the taste. I love Trader Joe’s coconut oil in the glass jar. It really does have the best taste! I understand that not everyone has Trader Joe’s but your local store might sell coconut oil in a jar.
Filtered or non-filtered. Do you like the coconut flavor or not so much? I actually love the taste of coconut so it does not bother me too much. But for skinny chocolate I really like it not so coconutty flavored. I buy the Triple Filtered Coconut Oil in a glass jar at Trader Joe’s and it’s perfect for my skinny chocolate!!
I like to work with melted coconut oil. Not everyone does it this way but that’s my preference because it really helps to incorporate the other ingredients.
Using the right sweetener is a BIG plus! I LOVE the THM Gentle Sweet. That was a game changer for me. When I started THM there where NON of the THM Ingredients. I used xyilitol (which can really make you run to the bathroom if you use a lot, haha), eryithitol (which has a cooling sensation). I used Truvia (but it was so grainy it was hard to eat in the skinny chocolate). I even tried straight stevia (the THM Stevia is the BEST tasting stevia out there). BUT I found, for me, THM Gentle Sweet really worked to give the Skinny Chocolate a great flavor!!
Salt, yep salt! Salt is a really important part of skinny chocolate. The salt works to enhance the flavor of the cocoa powder and also brings out the sweetness more! So be sure to give you skinny chocolate a good pinch of pink salt!
The right cocoa powder is also important. There are a couple I like over the rest. My top two choices are Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate and the other is Rodelle Chocolate. They are both just really great tasting. I will use Nestle’s and regular Hershey’s chocolate too but the two I mentioned above are just my favorite!
Let’s talk flavors/extracts for a moment. If you’ve made the plain skinny chocolate but are still not a fan, try adding in some flavors. I have experimented with many. And always get my husband to test to see what he likes best. His favorite is butterscotch skinny chocolate. And I really like my vanilla flavored skinny chocolate using a Mexican Vanilla. My kiddos like peppermint flavored skinny chocolate. There are so so many choices. You could do coffee flavored, toffee flavored, banana flavored, almond flavored, caramel flavored, etc. etc. But buy a good brand, if you can. McCormick is pretty good. I love Danncy’s Mexcian Vanilla. I also have used & like Simply Organic, J.R. Watkins, & Bakto Flavors (<–they has a varity pack you can buy at a decent price). Remember a little goes a long way!
I’ve also found that putting the skinny chocolate in silicon molds that you can pop out works best for me. So I have several different molds and you can find them fairly cheap at Wal-Mart around the party section. If you don’t have molds try using a mini muffin tin with mini muffin wrappers. And if you don’t have those just grease the molds really well.
Those are my tips! How about some recipes… check these recipes out from my blogging buds!
Mixing with Michelle- she shares this awesome tip… “I make mine in a plastic bag and squish it until combined. Then I cut off one corner put it into the molds. No mess and I get it mixed up so much better. Sometimes even my children will make it for me.” Here’s her recipe for THM Almond Joys
Simply Susan- her tip is… “My tip is to NOT melt it in the microwave or even on the stove as it separates too much for my liking. Best to beat it/combine it using your muscles.” Here is her recipe for Skinny Chocolate
Briana Thomas- shares how to add in some protein with this amazing recipe… Skinny Meringue Chocolate
Another from Briana Thomas is… S’mores Skinny Chocolate
In this recipe Brianan Thomas shares a Chocolate Truffle Fudge version of skinny chocolate.
Found this great post on The New Lighter Life… Trim Healthy Mama Skinny Chocolate 3 Different Ways
How about trying My Montana Kitchen’s Skinny Chocolate Covered Bacon
Happy Homeschool Nest has a great post too… Trim Healthy Mama Skinny Chocolate Recipes
Check out Chrissy Benoit in Love’s recipe… Salted Caramel Skinny Chocolate
If Spoons Could Talk has a great recipe for… Caramel Skinny Chocolate
An Ordinary Housewife has a recipe for Skinny Peppermint Bark
Want more recipes… go to Pinterest! You will find loads and loads of skinny chocolate recipes!
Here are a few things you might like… (affiliate links ahead):
Gentle Sweet™ (Xylitol, Erythritol & Stevia Ground Blend) 16oz Bag
I add some coconut to mine to give it extra body. And my favorite extract flavor is a caramel.
Hannah Williams says
Rodelle cocoa powder from Sam’s Club will always be my absolute favorite from the moment I tasted it. It’s on a whole different level than regular Hershey’s cocoa powder! 🙂
Renee Rose says
I think doing this giveaway is great! I really need to go back to the basics. I have gained to much back from what I lost when I first start out.
Jan Wheat says
Thanks for all the tips! As a newby with thm I appreciate all you do!
I think starting on this thm plan will help my family stay strong and healthy. I am new and still overwhelmed by all the information. Your information is helpful. Thank you.
Eat more greens
Simply Susan says
Great post! I love Mixing with Michelle’s tip. I am going to try that!
I had to laugh at how different we all are – you like to melt your coconut oil and I don’t. LOL