Tag Archives: Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Truffles, Candies, and Chocolate Chips

I decided to pursue this recipe after trying a recipe in the Dukan Diet book for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was very disappointed with how the whole recipe turned out, but in particular the recipe for chocolate chips was a disaster. I believe that this recipe is a big improvement, but I’ve had mixed feedback. These candies are a welcomed change to someone who hasn’t had chocolates in a month or two but I don’t think that they’ll fool many non-dieters. I also like to add these chocolate chips into my galette every once-in-a-while.

Master Recipe – ‘master mix’

  1. Heat chopped chocolate in the double boiler
  2. Slowly mix in the creamer and splenda as the chocolate melts (1/4 cup at a time)
  3. Mix frequently with a fork
  4. When all the chocolate is melted and the creamer and splenda are mixed in; stir quickly with a whisk until smooth
  5. Adjust flavor with more splenda if desired

For truffles

  1. Remove the ‘master mix’ from the double boiler and stir every 30 seconds until the mix gains consistency.
  2. Using 2 spoons portion about 1 tsp each onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (do not roll into balls)
  3. Place in freezer for 1/2 hour
  4. Store in the fridge, or freeze for long term storage

For candies

  1. Remove the ‘master mix’ from the heat
  2. Immediate portion 1 tsp onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper, the hot liquid should form 1/4″ thin disks
  3. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes
  4. Store in the fridge, or freeze for long term storage

For Choclate Chips

  1. Coarsely chop the ‘candies’
  2. Store in the freezer

 

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Chocolate Greek Yogurt – Recipe

Updated 1/8/2012 – to include directions for making larger batches

I must admit that I am chocoholic. I would have a very hard time living for any sustained period of time without chocolate. This dish is very simple and can calm your cravings, however I would not suggest eating it before bed, if you are sensitive to caffeine this will keep you up.

Ingredients

  • 2lbs nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup baking splenda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso mix

In a large mixing bowl combine the Yogurt, splenda and espresso mix. Sift the cocoa as you mix it in. Mix thoroughly, until smooth and creamy. Store in the fridge.

Or for a single serving try 
  • 3/4 cup plain 0%-fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa (for milk chocolate flavor), or 1 tbsp cocoa for dark
  • 2-3 tsp baking splenda, The more cocoa you add the more splenda you’ll need to cut the bitterness

Mix thoroughly and enjoy, I suggest using a larger bowl to mix because it takes some space to mix the cocoa in easily. Enjoy!