I love chocolate so much that I refused to give it up, and you don’t have to, even on challenge.
Chocolate Sauce mix
Melt butter on a low heat.
Add a tin of coconut milk and mix with the butter.
Add cacoa powder and 2 fresh dates. Leave on low until dates are very soft, mash dates into the mix ( sieve for a smooth sauce)
If you are on a level that allows stevia or honey you can use that instead of dates. When I made this I was on L3 and neither were allowed but this does need some sweetness, hence the dates.
I use this sauce as a dip for Fresh fruit, great for a social, fondue type vibe. Or dip strawberries and Refrigerate. Chunks of bananas dipped into the mix and placed on a cocktail stick work well for the kids. I have also poured it over banana ice cream, put it into shakes, almost like a chocolate milk shake 🙂
You can also dissolve 1 sachet of gelatin to the mixture before pouring over a layer of mixed nuts. Freeze or refrigerate for your own chocolate / nut squares. I have used this sauce as a ganache on a paleo chocolate cake. The sauce is so nice that I don’t make the cake anymore and substitute with fruit.
Variations I have added to the mix:
shot of espresso
Fresh finely chopped mint
Finely grated orange rind
This isn’t a recipe i have copied verbatim so quantities can change to suit your taste.
I would suggest the following:
¼ block of butter.
1 tin coconut milk
1 table spoon of Cacoa Powder
2 fresh dates.
Let me know how it goes.