I am pretty excited about these chocolates. Dark chocolate, orange peel, and pistachios blend to create a unique, decadent candy. The salt crystals balance the bitterness of the dark chocolate and the orange peel. It's the perfect, paleo salty-sweet treat. Yipeee!
Personally, I find the hardest thing about the paleo diet is that right after dinner I really want something sweet. So, rather than eating raw honey out of the jar, I made a batch of these and kept them in the fridge all week. Just one hits the spot.
Now, if you are insane, paleo nazi you'll have to abstain... I used 60% cacao dark chocolate chips, but there is some cane sugar in those chocolate chips. But, if you are an 80/20 person, these are a healthy, simple treat with a trace of sugar in them.
The best part... Well, the best part is eating them. The second best part is that these puppies only call for 4 ingredients and only take about 20 minutes (total) to make. A easy, impressive treat to stash or share! Happy Friday!
1 cup 60% cacao chocolate chips
1/4 cup grated orange peel
1/4 cup crushed pistachios
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 12 candies
1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute or until melted, stirring ever 30 seconds.
2. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Drop teaspoons of chocolate on paper about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle chocolate with orange peel and pistachios. Lightly sprinkle sea salt.
3. Freeze candies for ten minutes or until hard. Refridgerate in an airtight container.
Note: If your pistachios are salted, go east on the sea salt or skip it all together.