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  1. Your ratio looks yummy. I tried a different chocolate recipe that had a much higher portion of coconut oil, and although it was healthy, it was a little overwhelming. I look forward to giving these a try.

  2. I might would mix pomegranate syrup with some seedy or nut butter and put that in there and *maybe* put a “lid” on it with pomegranate syrup mixed with coconut manna!

    Looks delish!

  3. There is never any kind of nutrition info with your recipes, I am diabetic and need to know how many carbs, sugars, and calories, is there any way to figure it out? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, can’t wait to make some…

  4. for the person that said they don’t like the flavor of coconut oil … I know what you mean. However, if you purchase the Refined coconut oil, it doesn’t have the smell/taste of coconuts. I have tried it and that makes it so much better. I still make some recipes with the regular (only because I can get a huge tub of it at CostCo) as the smell/flavor doesn’t show through the food. But I also buy a small jar of the refined for those specific recipes that won’t cover the coconut smell/taste. Hope this helps.

    I hope to try this recipe soon … my kids don’t care much for using only cocoa powder, so we do a cocoa/carob blend and they enjoy it. It has a mocha-like flavor. Raw honey is great, but depending on the recipe or your personal preference, pure maple syrup is better. I’ve found it to be less sweet, more flavor – jmo. Thanks for sharing.

  5. did anyone else have trouble peeling the paper cups off the chocolate? especially through the ridges? mine don’t seem to want to come off. they’ve been in the fridge and the freezer but still stuck.

  6. did anyone have trouble peeling the cupcake liners from the chocolate. i put them in the refrigerator but they didn’t harden completely so put them in the freezer. i tentatively tried to peel back the paper and it seems pretty stuck. any ideas how to remove it without ruining the shape?

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  8. Can you eat these straight from the freezer, or will they be too hard? I was thinking of filling them with ice cream or a cheesecake filling ahead of time for company, and would like to know if I could just pull from the freezer and serve

    • Oh, you caught my secret! I actually didn’t use the chai-flavored banana ice cream for the picture, I just used plain banana ice cream (a.k.a just blended frozen bananas without the spices and nut butter). You can use either, but I think the chai ice cream tastes better.

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  10. These look delicious, Lauren! I’m wondering if you’ve tried using coconut nectar in place of the honey/maple syrup and, if so, would the amount would be the same? I prefer to use it as a low-glycemic alternative whenever possible.

  11. These look awesome! Just started Gluten Free Diet after years of IBS, chronic fatigue and a long list of other autoimmune issues. I just purchased silicone liners, and wonder if they would come out okay that way. Never tried it, but will, especially the banana chai dessert. SO happy I found your site, and that God continues to heal you.

  12. how do you get the paper off with out the chocolate melting in your hands??? and the paper is hard to get off.. whats the secret???
    please. I was going to make a nice white chocolate clustered and take it to my friends for dessert but its not working very well


  13. THANK YOU! I am trying to quit chocolate and cookies and just sweets in general because they make me feel so incredibly AWFUL, but I’m going crazy for something sweet yet simple (and not terrible for me)! I know it’s all the extra junk that’s in the candy, so here’s to hoping this works for me! Trying tonight!

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I’m Lauren Geertsen, an author and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When doctors told me that surgery and medication were the only answers to my chronic health issues, I decided to use the power of nutrition and a natural lifestyle instead.
My mission at Empowered Sustenance? To show you the simple steps on your path to vibrant health.

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