It’s a pretty snow day here on the east coast….which in my mind automatically translates into “stay in my PJs all day and taste test some yummy new recipes!” Even though it’s not February yet (national chocolate month, and national heart health month!), I was looking to make something chocolatey that I would feel really good about eating (and give me some extra energy to shovel the 24 inches of snow off the walkway!).
These dark chocolate covered rice cakes really hit the spot…I used Lily’s baking chips, which contain no sugar, are certified organic, and absolutely delicious! Here in CT you can get them at TFC Health Foods in Farmington for a great price. I also used Lundberg’s brown rice cakes, which also are certified organic, and a super “clean” grain that gives this treat a nice crunchy texture. We don’t do tons of grains here at PN, but when we do have them we like to make sure they’re gluten free, as unprocessed as possible, and consumed in a moderate portion.
When I have a treat I avoid eating something that will drain my energy or cause me to “crash” 15 minutes later- that’s why I love having unsweetened dark chocolate and treats with no refined, white sugar in them. Having a way to nip the sweet tooth in the bud is important…that’s why I’m planning on keeping a few of these chocolate covered rice cakes in baggies at my desk as a mid day pick me up, sure to help beat the winter blues!
Enjoy a sweet little indulgence…have an amazing week!
Ana and Amanda 🙂
- 10 Brown Rice Cakes (we use Lundberg brand)
- 4 TBLS Coconut Oil
- 1 Package Unsweetened Dark Baking Chips (we use Lily’s brand)
- Toppings as desired (sea salt, coconut flakes, nuts/seeds, cacao nibs, etc.)
- Line a baking pan with wax paper.
- Put the coconut oil and chocolate chips in a medium sized pot on medium/high heat. Stir continually until the chocolate is melted and well combined (take off of the heat as soon as it is melted).
- Use tongs to dip each rice cake into the chocolate sauce and lay on the wax paper lined baking pan (I broke each rice cake in half so make more servings- this is up to you).
- Sprinkle toppings on top as desired (I used coconut flakes)
- Allow to cool in fridge for about 2 hours, and then store in a plastic baggy or container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Sampling while making these IS permitted.