The Paleo Sweet Tooth Review & A Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe

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Paleo sweet tooth collage Tis the season to bake and have treats…but what if you are following a Paleo diet….or you don’t want the drag of all the SUGAR??!!  And what if you ALSO have sensitivities to eggs or maybe nuts?

My friend Alison over at Health Nut Nation has put together an absolutely stunning e-book with some luscious desserts that are ALL grain free, egg free, and dairy free.   And on top of that, of the 20 desserts and confections, only 6 had nuts, most easily left out or subbed!  All but 2 recipes are vegan.  This is a book for so many people on special diets!

I was hard pressed to find a single recipe I was not ready to go in the kitchen and whip up.  And in her words, “These desserts can be served to anyone, not just we Paleo cave-people.  Everybody will swoon over the desserts in this cookbook because I didn’t compromise taste.  Each natural ingredient was chosen specifically to build a set of flavor profiles that belong together like lifelong friends.”

And that is one thing to really love about this e-book…all the recipes feel very approachable.  With a some basic Paleo ingredients on hand, you will be set to go.  Nothing too fussy.  Easy to read and follow, the recipes are very well laid out. The selection of recipes is a great assortment of basics that you can start adapting for future recipes of your own creation too…which I love!

And just try not to LICK your screen…the pictures will have you drooling, they are gorgeous!  Maybe it is just the food blogger in me…..but I love me some beautiful pictures of food! Just one more sense to bring out the enjoyment.

Want your own copy?  Alison has 40% coupon going on right now, so you can get your own copy for only $12.  Use the code YUMMY40. You won’t be disappointed!  Get your own copy now and get creating! No one has to know your holiday treat is healthier for you!


Alison has graciously let me share one of her recipes with you today, homemade Paleo chocolate!

Chocolate from the store is notoriously in the grey area when it comes to the Paleo diet.  Whereas cocoa is fine, the soy and cane sugar used in most variations is not.  With a recipe this easy, you won’t even have to worry about it (although you can use any store bought dark chocolate if you like)!  For the cocoa powder in this recipe, Alison and I agree: get a high quality cocoa powder!  This is KEY to your chocolate tasting amazing.  As she notes in her primer, Cooks Illustrated voted Hershey’s Unsweetened as their top pick.  I use and love Dagoba Organic Unsweetened.

 Here is Alison’s Chocolate Mortar recipe used in many recipes throughout her book:

Homemade Paleo Chocolate

4.4 from 5 reviews
The Paleo Sweet Tooth Review
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Serves: 8 oz
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 3-6 drops liquid stevia, optional
  1. Melt coconut oil over LOW heat. Add honey and whisk briefly until dissolved.
  2. Whisk in cocoa powder
  3. When you start to see a gloss form, remove from heat and whisk until smooth and glossy.
  4. Add vanilla and whisk briefly. If chocolate is not sweet enough, add a few drops of liquid stevia to reach desired level of sweetness.
  5. Spread thinly on a Silpat and refrigerate.
  6. Break into pieces and serve. Or, use in another recipe.

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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23 comments on “The Paleo Sweet Tooth Review & A Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe
  1. Alison says:

    Thanks so much for your wonderful review Tessa!
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  2. Frank says:

    I’ve never made homemade chocolate but it looks and sounds amazing. I’m going to try this tonight and if I prove to be capable of making desserts I’ll try more from the book. thanks for the share.

  3. Grace S. says:

    Whenever I try to click on the link for the cookbook, it gives me a 404 error. :-( The reveiw and recipe sound amazing!

  4. amber says:

    Hi Tessa,

    What a wonderful resource. Thank you for sharing. That chocolate looks just divine…I want to jump right in!

    Wishing you an amazing holiday and happy New Year!

    Big Hugs,

  5. David Ryan says:

    This looks like a good recipe
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  6. aletha says:

    I am wondering are these good for us who are Diabetics I was looking for the nutritional facts ???

    • Hi Aletha! I am not a diabetic, but these recipes are lower glycemic and use honey and stevia as sweeteners….although in sparing proportions. I did not write the ebook, but I am sure you could use exclusively xylitol and stevia if you needed too.

  7. Sweet recipe. I never knew that chocolate and so many main courses could be paleo AND vegan.

    Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Your homemade Chocolate looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen
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  9. Anyone who is sharing chocolate recipes in January is my new hero. This means you Tessa 😉 Seriously though – your chocolate looks pretty darn good! I love that you point out that ANYONE can enjoy it – not just paleo peeps. I try to remind meat eaters too that you can enjoy a meat-free dinner without being a vegetarian. Cleaning up our eating habits doesn’t mean we HAVE to be one way or another – just that we want to be cleaner.

    Thank you so much for linking up with Fresh Food Wednesday! I’m gonna go make sure I’m following you on all your social channels. Have a great week – hope to see you this Wednesday with more fresh food posts! xo, kristy
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  10. Sherry says:

    Mmmmmm…I love anything chocolate! :)
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  11. christie says:

    Looks Great. Can This Sit Out Of The FridGe or Will It Melt?

  12. Jessica says:

    I think I left mine on the heat too long as it went thick and more matte than glossy but it still tastes amazing and worked for my chocolate craving I will try another batch in a few days and hopefully get better results

  13. Olivia says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you could use unsweetened cocoa powder?

  14. Finding it tough to look at this right now since I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet this week and I am allowed NO CHOCOLATE or COCOA!! That is like torture as is looking at this!!!
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  15. Rai says:

    wow! looks sooooo chocolatey :)
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  16. This looks lovely – sounds quite rich! Popping over for #freefromfridays from The Recipe Resource
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  17. Marla says:

    Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & Twitted.
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