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Hot Chocolate Recipe. Dairy or Vegan

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Cocoa Coffee Levana Nourishments

hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate? I never wait for a reason to enjoy a cup!

It is the perfect comfort food on a cold rainy day, but it will do just great any other day as well, thank you very much!

A friend recently brought me a box of insanely expensive hot chocolate mix.

I couldn’t wait to try it, and . . . I was frankly underwhelmed. What’s the big deal, I thought. It certainly didn’t beat boiling some milk or dairy-free milk with some good cocoa powder, a little sugar, and maybe a little vanilla extract or other flavoring. Yes, that’s the whole story! No problem making your own natural mix the instant way, using milk powder—dairy or not—and mixing it with boiling water, making a delicious cup of hot cocoa in a jiffy. I still make it for my children, who now enjoy it with their children. Love of hot chocolate is forever. Thank G-d for small blessings!

This is my favorite hot chocolate mix, which I always have on hand. Get racy and add to your cup the flavoring you like, one at a time, and get a new variation on the classic each time.

I am showing you here two convenient ways of making your own hot chocolate mix: Just add milk, or just add water, both equally delicious.

 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Recipe

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Cocoa Coffee Levana Nourishments

 

peanut butter chocolate bars

I created my Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars for a special celebration:

I was celebrating the discovery that my granddaughter Musia was no longer allergic to peanut butter. And since she has a sort of chocolate obsession, this was the ultimate gift.

I threw some Rice Crispies into my Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars.

I got to my Musia’s heart even faster! We were buddies even before then, but afterwards… well, here I am, giving out all the secrets of my popularity with kids big and small! (maybe the drop of rum included in each bar helps too?). There is no party without my Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars at my house.

My Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars are gluten-free to boot! All you need to do is get the Crisp Rice Cereal that is clearly marked Gluten-Free.

A good, super healthy version of Rice Crispies is Crisp Brown Rice Cereal.

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Mocha Oat Cake Recipe. Icing Option. Muffin Variation

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Cocoa Coffee Levana Nourishments

mocca oat cake

Mocha Oat Cake is a nutritious and delicious take on the classic Chocolate Cake.

If you thought oats were just breakfast food, think again, and try them in this fantastic mocha oat cake. I adore everything about oats: the flavor, the texture, the ease of preparation, the low price, the nutritional assets: Everything! those of you who have my latest cookbook  know there’s absolutely nothing I don’t do with them, including mudpacks, which I don’t eat and don’t feed anyone: Thank G-d for small blessings, sure beats the expensive facials! Soups, puddings, salads, burgers, cookies, granola, overnight oat breakfast, cakes: yum!

Please don’t bother with quick oats!

Or worse, instant oats, not in this mocha oat cake and not anywhere: So sorry Mr Quaker but I cannot abide them. They have no flavor or texture to speak of. And they don’t save you more than a minute. Besides, they are useless in cookies and cakes.

In this deliciously funky mocha oat cake, the robust flavors of oats, coffee and cocoa are a great trio. You might want to make muffins out of the oat cake batter. Same recipe, same oven temperature; pour the batter into muffin molds and bake 30-40 minutes.

 Hey how would you like to ice this mocha oat cake? Easy!

Scroll down, it’s there!

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Chocolate Truffles Recipe. All Variations

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Cocoa Coffee Levana Nourishments

chocolate truffles

These Chocolate Truffles are nothing but trouble!

I think you can tell! They are a snap to make, dairy-free, luxurious, luscious. I am including all variations. I would walk miles for the Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Truffles, my favorite. But trust me: All of them are worth making.

As always, use very good quality chocolate, for this and all chocolate treats. Why bother with anything else?

Chocolate truffles keep very well in the refrigerator

You might want to double or triple the recipe, then take them places: divide the mixture and add the flavor of your choice to each smaller batch. They freezer very well too. I often arrange them in pretty boxes, and store them directly in the freezer.

So, here comes! Told you they were trouble!

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No Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Cocoa Coffee Levana Nourishments

no bake chocolate peanut butter pie

My chocolate peanut butter pie star was born very recently.

I was trying to make a no-bake off the cuff chocolate dessert on a crazy-hot day, using what I had on hand without having to turn my oven on. Let’s see…. Chocolate, cocoa powder, silken tofu, peanut butter, graham crackers. I got to work, mixed and prayed. I fretted all day, and sampled smidgens of the mixture a dozen times to see if it was setting. I needn’t have worried: the chocolate peanut pie was just fabulous. It was all I could do to save a piece from the onslaught, so my children could taste it the following day.

This chocolate peanut butter pie has all possible assets:

Beside being heavenly and totally wholesome of course: that’s a given! No baking needed, vegan, and easily adapted to gluten-free. What more could you wish for? You will be totally satisfied with a small serving: Mine yielded about twenty portions!

For this recipe as for all chocolate recipes: Only the best, please! You’ll see the difference at dessert time, maybe even before, if you are one of those bakers who like to help with cleaning by licking the batter!

It freezes very well.

So don’t divide please. Make the full recipe, and freeze the rest.

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