3 Chocolate Recipes for Paleo Folks (and People Who Like Tasty Things)

3 Chocolate Recipes for Paleo Folks (and People Who Like Tasty Things)

Kelli Foster
Feb 27, 2018
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Good news, chocolate-lovers! Your favorite treat isn't totally off limits if you're following the Paleo diet. As long as you stick with chocolate that's dairy-free and at least 70% cocoa (although the higher the percentage, the better), you cleared to eat it in moderation. And that includes baking! Here are three Paleo-approved, totally tasty ways to get your chocolate fix.

1. How To Make Paleo Brownies

Paleo and brownies are two words that don't seem like they should be allowed to go together, but thank your lucky stars because that is not the case. And even if you're not following a Paleo diet, I have a very strong feeling you're going to love these cakey brownies (with crispy edges!) as much as I do. They come together in a single bowl, which makes them wonderfully simple. A duo of unsweetened cocoa powder and dairy-free dark chocolate chips keep this recipe compliant.

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2. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a timeless classic, and whether you're following a Paleo diet or want to experiment with another delicious version, it's time to give this recipe a try. My favorite chocolate chip cookies bake up soft and chewy with a very generous amount of chocolate pieces, and this grain-free, dairy-free version is no exception. To stay compliant it relies on a combination of almond flour, coconut sugar, ghee, and dairy-free dark chocolate.

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3. Toasted Coconut & Almond Chocolate Clusters

This is my kind of chocolate treat! It's rich and indulgent, with the power to wow a crowd, yet so unbelievably simple to pull together. Clusters of sliced almonds and shredded coconut are glued together with dark chocolate (use a bar that's dairy-free and at least 70% cocoa to keep it compliant), then topped with a shower of flaky salt.

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