I saw this awesome post from my friend Danny at Primal North (here).
Now, Danny is a huge primal weight-loss success story (not a huge person anymore, it's his success that is huge--DO NOT MISQUOTE ME on that one!!) He teaches a low-carb ketogenic regime that works wonders for him (more on Danny another time, I guarantee it).
But what really caught my eye on this particular day was something he called chocolate blubber. Yes, blubber. Now, once you get past that all-too-pictographic name, you see what he's doing is making portable fat for his road travels, and to make it extra-palatable, he's making it chocolate. Seriously. It's super-fatty chocolate. Can I put those words together without smiling? They make me happy. Chocolate. Fat. Fatty chocolate.
Fat is the most filling and satisfying of the 3 macro-nutrients, right? It's what causes satiety. Do you know what I've been snacking on at the end of my work day lately?? A mixture of butter, cocoa and home made coconut butter. Heavy on the butter. Because I can't seem to get enough of fat these days. Because fat is filling and it totally squashes any hunger-craving I might be having. For those of you that are still fat-phobic, you are soooo missing out on delicious things.
So I saw Danny's post, and I thought, hey, now this is a much prettier version than what I was doing! He's gone and classed-up my fat-snack-food-treat. Heck, he even makes it look good. But the name? Danny--we've got to change the name!!!
I wanted to make my chocolate blubber just like his. Except I didn't have any dark chocolate in my house (the horror!!) What I did have was a lot of cocoa (a Costco-sized container of it...) and coconut sugar. And a hankering for seriously fatty chocolate. So I thought....well....this is how it went down:
1/2 c coconut oil
1/2 c butter (salted is fine, heck, add some salt, you'll like it)
1/2 c cocoa powder
3-4 tsp coconut sugar (I used 2 tsp coconut sugar and 4 scoops stevia, but it imparts an aftertaste--stick with real coconut sugar)
Melt all together, pour into a silicone meatloaf pan or into muffin silicone cups and set in fridge. Let it set.
Snack on that deliciousness. A 1" square or two will fill you. I swear.
If I added chopped bacon, or chopped jerky, I could call it chocolate pemmican. Mmmm.
But I will call this....Chocolate Sustenance. It just sounds better than blubber.