Trim Healthy Mama’s Skinny Chocolate ~ 3 Different Ways

Skinny Chocolate.

THM Skinny Chocolate 3 Way

It’s the lifeblood to eating Trim Healthy Mama style.

Okay….not really…

But it sure is yummy and satisfies chocolate cravings while boosting the metabolism.  In our small RV space, a quick and easy dessert is key to making Trim Healthy Mama work for us.

With the perfect quantities and ingredients, I’ve figured out to make skinny chocolate just right for our tastes.

First, let me tell you that I’m really NOT a big dark chocolate fan.  I wish I was but I sit somewhere between milk and dark.  Someday I’ll get my big girl panties on and graduate to dark.  Needless to say, the original Trim Healthy Mama Skinny Chocolate was too dark for my tastes but here are our 3 favorite tweaked flavor combinations.
  • Coconut Almond Skinny Chocolate
  • Peppermint Protein Skinny Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter Skinny Chocolate

But first a few tips…

My Top 5 Tips for Perfect Skinny Chocolate

  1. Use  Xylitol or Truvia – these 2 sweeteners are the only ones I’ve fully embraced for chocolate.  Stevia extract is just too bitter by itself.
  2. Grind the Sweetener – this is super important.  If you don’t grind the sweetener you’ll end up with really gritty, bitter skinny chocolate.  Been there, done it, I don’t recommend it.
  3. Add Salt – this may sound weird, but the salt brings out the sweet and it’s yummo!
  4. Add Protein Powder – I love  Swanson’s Protein Powder (click here to save $5 off your first order)!  The protein powder definitely lightens up the chocolate to a place somewhere between dark and milk chocolate.
  5. To Remove From Dish – I refrigerate my skinny chocolate for a couple hours and then flip the dish with the hardened skinny chocolate upside down over the sink.  Then I run warm water over the bottom of the dish.  It comes out easily that way.  I cut my chocolate squares up and store them in the freezer.

And now the recipes… all of them are S for Satisfying

Coconut Almond Skinny Chocolate

Coconut Almond Skinny Chocolate

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol or Truvia, powdered
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c. dried coconut, shredded and unsweetened
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients except the coconut in a bowl.  If your coconut oil is at a solid, heat gently to make stirring easier.  After ingredients are mixed well, stir in coconut.  Pour into a glass dish, refrigerate for a couple hours before cutting.
Peppermint Protein Skinny Chocolate

Peppermint Protein Skinny Chocolate

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol or Truvia, powdered
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 drops of peppermint essential oil
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.  If your coconut oil is at a solid, heat gently to make stirring easier.  Pour into a glass dish, refrigerate for a couple hours before cutting.

Peanut Butter Skinny Chocolate

Peanut Butter Skinny Chocolate

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. natural peanut butter, unsweetened
4 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol or Truvia, powdered
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.  If your coconut oil is at a solid, heat gently to make stirring easier.  Pour into a glass dish, refrigerate for a couple hours before cutting.

Other Flavoring Ideas

Orange
Vanilla
Almond
Rum

 

At the VERY least, add vanilla extract to your skinny chocolate.  As a general rule I recommend you start with 1/2 tsp for extracts.  Essential oils, I’d start with 2 drops and go up according to your tastes.

 

So what have you tried?  I’d love to hear your ideas on making different versions of Skinny Chocolate.

 

This post has been linked up at Stacy Make Cents and Gwen’s Nest for Trim Healthy Tuesdays.

 

 

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