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Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener

I’ll never buy chocolate again.  This recipe for Organic Coconut Chocolate made with Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener takes minutes to prepare and can cure the biggest of chocolate cravings without the guilt.

Pyure Organic Stevia

Pyure Organic Stevia

Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe

Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia

Organic Coconut Chocolate with Pyure Organic Stevia


  • organic virgin coconut oil- 1/2 cup
  • organic unsweetened cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
  • Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener- 6 tablespoons
  • organic vanilla extract- 1 teaspoon


  1. Mix together coconut oil and cocoa powder until smooth.
  2. Add Pyure Organic Stevia and vanilla then stir until smooth.
  3. Pour into individual molds or shallow tray.
  4. Transfer to refrigerator to hardened.


All Natural and Healthy

Over the past three years, I’ve consciously worked to lower sugar in my diet.  Aside from the history of diabetes in my family, I’ve come to understand the overall negative side effects of a diet rich in sugar.Virgin Coconut Oil

Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener is an all-natural sweetener derived from a plant.  Instead of a sweetener substitute, stevia can actually be termed a supplement with many reported health benefits including lower blood pressure and blood sugar.

Stevia is gluten-free and calorie-free making it a preferred sweetener for many dieters or people managing diabetes.

Coconut oil is another healthy diet supplement with reported health benefits including increased metabolism for weight loss, lowering of cholesterol and immune system support.

With my Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe using Pyure Organic Stevia, next time I’m craving chocolate, I’ll be guilt-free knowing that this chocolate is actually healthy for me.


Organic Coconut Chocolate Recipe Photo Tutorial

Organic Coconut chocolate recipe

How To Make Organic Coconut Chocolate


Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil


How To make coconut chocolate

Mix coconut oil and cocoa powder together until smooth


coconut chocolate recipe

Mix until smooth



Add Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener


Mix Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener into mixture until smooth




Pour into shallow tray or individual molds.


Refrigerate until hard.


Organic Coconut chocolate recipe

The Health Food Chocolate



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White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn- Ooh La La!

White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn

The secret to making amazing chocolate-covered popcorn is this- butter.  The salty butter is the perfect contrast to sweet chocolate; so the more butter- the better!  This mouth-watering recipe is super simple, and I’m making a platter of it this year for Valentine’s Day.  Although, it can be made anytime of the year.

White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn

White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn

White Chocolate Buttered Popcorn Recipe


  1. buttered popcorn- 10-12 cups popped
  2. white chocolate- 16 oz.
  3. canola oil- 3 tablespoons
  4. pink food coloring


  1. melt chocolate with oil in a double-boiler, fondue pot, or small pan over a medium-sized pan of boiling water.
  2. In small batches, drizzle chocolate over popcorn and loosely toss with big spoons or hands, then transfer to a platter
  3. once all the popcorn is on the platter, the chocolate will begin to dry and form the mold that was made with the popcorn while it was still melted
  4. take half of the remaining melted chocolate on a spoon and drizzle over the top of the popcorn using swift motion
  5. add a few drops of food coloring to the remaining melted chocolate; if it begins to harden, add more oil
  6. drizzle pink chocolate over the top using the same motion
  7. let dry

ooh la la!


Looking for a healthier Valentine’s Day recipe?  Try my “I Heart Homemade Granola”, for a heart-healthy treat.


I Heart Homemade Granola

I Heart Homemade Granola



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Skip The Frosting Cupcakes- Smores Style

Smores Cupcake Recipe

For chocolate cupcakes you can use boxed chocolate cake mix like Pillsbury Chocolate or Dark Chocolate, or Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate.

Or you can use my homemade chocolate cupcake recipe mix below….. if I do say so myself, this recipe is the bomb.

Skip The Frosting Chocolate Smores Cupcakes

Skip The Frosting Chocolate Smores Cupcakes

Toni’s Chocolate Cupcake Mix Recipe


  1. flour- 1 1/4 cup
  2. cocoa powder- 1/2 cup, like Hershey’s Cocoa

    Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

    Toni's Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  3. baking powder- 1 tspn
  4. sugar- 1 cup
  5. butter- 1 stick
  6. milk or dark chocolate- 4 oz., melted in microwave
  7. egg whites- 3
  8. milk- 1 cup
  9. vanilla- 1 tspn
  10. honey graham crackers- quartered, like Honey Maid Honey Grahams
  11. jumbo marshmallows- like Jet-Puffed Marshmallows


  1. mix together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
  2. In standing mixer, cream together butter and sugar
  3. add melted chocolate, egg whites, milk and vanilla; mix together until creamy
  4. slowly add flour mixture until batter forms
  5. bake until toothpick pulls out clean

    Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

    five minutes before baking is complete, place graham crackers......

  6. set timer about five minutes before baking is complete, at 15 minutes
  7. add one graham slice on top of each cupcake then top with a marshmallow
  8. continue baking another 5 minutes until marshmallow is toasted and toothpick comes out clean

    Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

    .... and then marshmallows. Bake five more minutes until toothpick comes out clean.










For another great Skip The Frosting recipe, check out Skip The Frosting Red Velvet Cupcakes:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Skip The Frosting Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Wordless Wednesday- Not A Waste

Wordless Wednesday

Chopped dark chocolate from a failed recipe creation.

The result of this recipe may have ended up in the garbage, but it wasn’t a total waste.  I have a few beautiful photos that I couldn’t figure out what to do with- Wordless Wednesday to the rescue!

chopped chocolate

chopped dark chocolate

artificial sunlight makes a huge difference in food photography, see natural lighting below

Ghiradelli chocolate image

see the difference in lighting- this one is without artificial light using only dusk sunlight

melted chocolate

melted dark chocolate

melted dark chocolate with candy corns image

who knew that candycorns completely disintegrate when baked with brownies?

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