Jen of Blue Kitchen Bakes is hosting We Should Cocoa next month, so do look out for February's ingredient on her blog tomorrow.
chocolate, stilton and bacon toasted sandwich came from Paul A Young's Adventures in Chocolate.
raw chocolate truffles that I shall be making them again and again. The main constituents are Medjool dates, cashew nuts and cocoa, but these had a few other ingredients thrown in to make them additionally nutritious.
post-workout protein bites did the trick. Pony poo notwithstanding, both Elizabeth and her children found them to be very tasty. And what's inspired these trips to the gym? She's training to be a lifeboat volunteer.
shrink mummy shake has me off to the shops later to buy some bananas, not something you see that often in this household.
date and maple brownies are light and cake-like, but also moist and tasty.
chocolate, date and pistachio truffles were a goodbye offering to her work colleagues as she started a new job earlier this month. I do love pistachios and rolling the truffles in green nuts makes them look really pretty. Congratulations Ruth and good luck.
pineapple, coconut and chocolate ripple frozen yogurt looks to be pure delight. Claire of Under the Blue Gum Tree whilst not being completely overwhelmed with the whole sugar-free thing, thought this "wasn't bad at all".
raw chocolate, oat and currant cookies have been cleverly pressed into stars. I've not come across raw cookies before so I will now have to try some for myself. Sweet Freedom, made from carob, apples and grapes is the sweetener used here.
chocolate agave energy balls pack a punch and sound quite delicious. These are sweetened with agave and honey, although Brydie states agave can be substituted for the honey.
banana, spelt and pecan loaf, may, er, have a little white chocolate drizzled on the top, which isn't strictly sugar free, but Laura of How to Cook Good Food assures me, it's very good without it. It sounds like a very nice loaf indeed and is sweetened with honey.
vaguely healthy sticky choc-toffee puddings sound truly scrumptious. Gill of Tales of Pigling Bland thought they had a hint of fruitiness from the orchard syrup, which luckily she seemed to approve of.
wheat, dairy and (almost) sugar free chocolate oat bars look wonderful. Sweetened with honey and with peanut butter as one of the ingredients, I'm sure they tasted delicious too.
Paleo diet chocolate cake - lucky cavemen I say!
chocolate cherry energy bars. She admits herself she was a little put off at the idea of sugar free, but thankfully persisted and these delicious bars may now be making a regular appearance on the Farmersgirl Kitchen breakfast table.
cocoa and curry rubbed chicken worked much better.
Mexican chicken in mole sauce might account for Caroline's dislike of the dish. In the spirit of all things Mexican, she consoled herself with a margarita which was much more to her liking.
Apple butter chicken thighs with cocoa nibs may not be my thing, but despite the little bit of cheating that went on, I can imagine how that would be if it was tempeh or even halloumi that was treated this way - mmmm.
peanut butter and cocoa nibbed cookies massively sweetened by honey. Challenged she might have been, but what a delightful bake has come out of it.
carrot & coconut muffins with chocolate topping from The Golden Pear. It's not just any old chocolate topping and it's something I'm now very keen to try. The muffins are gluten and dairy free, being made with coconut oil and flour respectively and sweetened with honey. The topping is luxuriously and unusually made with avocado and again sweetened with honey.
agave nectar chocolate cake.
quinoa cookie cakes from Nutritious Deliciousness are interestingly baked with the whole grain and thus a new concept to me. The sweetener used here was coconut sugar, which is meant to have a lower glycemic index than cane sugar, honey and agave.
chocolate, orange, date and seed energy balls. The inclusion of apricots and peanut butter has got me itching to have another go at making some myself.
Chocolate honey traybake from Utterly Scrummy Food for Families.
cocoa bean husks are an excellent ingredient for the garden which can produce lots of lovely things to eat. What I'm wondering is, do the vegetables end up tasting of chocolate - now wouldn't that be something?