I have discovered that even the sugar in chocolate chips is too much for me. So, tonight [livejournal.com profile] krchicken  and I made agave sweetened chocolate chips. The recipe is as follows:

1 cup cocoa powder (we used Ghiradelli's)
1/3 cup and 1 tsp butter or coconut oil*
2/3 cup agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract


In a medium sauce pan, melt butter or coconut oil over low heat.
Add vanilla and agave nectar.
Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
At exactly two minutes, remove pan from heat.
Stir in cocoa powder (quickly, otherwise it gums up).
Pour/scoop into greased pan/mold.
Chill.
Remove from mold and chop into pieces.

The texture, because of the agave nectar, will be a bit chewy. The flavor will be the same as regular semi-sweet chocolate.

*I haven't tried it with coconut oil, although that's what the original recipe called for, because I did not want coconuty flavored chocolate in my mint chip ice cream



From: [identity profile] msbabs32.livejournal.com


Coconut oil is currently being used in many types of chocolate chips. N can't have most mint chip ice cream because of it. I've tasted them and found no discernible difference.

From: [identity profile] zellandyne.livejournal.com


Hmm. Interesting. I'll have to try it. Mind you, I *like* butter :)
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