Healthy-ish Chocolate Syrup. Say what?!
Get ready. I’m about to drop a ❤️💣on you. Yes, that’s “love bomb”.
With Valentine’s Day in the air, I wanted to wait for a Friday to make my return to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. Apparently, I’m a little off my game since returning from my nearly 2 year blogging hiatus. I forgot the rules and missed the cut off time yesterday – but I couldn’t wait another week to share this with you all.
So…Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Yup, that big brown bottle we squeezed into milk or on ice cream – or right into our mouths when our parents weren’t looking…. Good stuff.
Sweet, tasty, nostalgic.
But the adult in me says, I don’t think so. Terrible for you. Full of garbage ingredients that deliver no nutrients and loaded with additives. Sorry, kid “me”. Ain’t gonna happen. And sorry mini-me (Miss L). Ain’t gonna happen.
So enter my amazingly easy concoction that gets you – I kid you not – the EXACT taste of that sweet nostalgia without all the junk. Yup. I’ve renovated Nutella before – twice– and while good, and I am happy and content to be able to sometimes enjoy that nutty, chocolately goodness – it’s not the exact same taste a Nutella. But this stuff tastes idenical Hershey’s Syrup. And it’s oh so simple. Are you ready?
Disclaimer – this is not AIP and this version isn’t Paleo due to the use of cane sugar in the canned ingredient I used, but you can easily tweak this by making your own condensed milk which I plan to do next. But it is Vegan, it is a more whole food recipe with lower sugar and minimal ingredients. Again, the wild card is the canned condensed milk I used but I will do this again making it from scratch. By subbing in honey or maple syrup, this will be a Paleo treat to be enjoyed occasionally.
Organic, Vegan Choc Syrup
-1 can of Organic Condensced Coconut Milk (coconut milk, cane sugar)
-3/4 of a cocao baking bar
-1 tsp organic vanilla extract
-1 pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
Melt the bar in a glass container in the microwave in 15 second increments until melted.
Add condensed coconut milk, vanilla and salt and wisk until glossy.
This also hardens nicely to make a great chocolate coating for fruit or whatever your dipping/drizzingly pleasure.