27/06/2013 06:13 BST | Updated 26/08/2013 06:12 BST

Peppermint Choc Cups


Did you know you can be addicted to sugar? A lot of people are, I used to be one of them. Sugar is like heroin, when you are addicted you NEED it, you just must have it and watch the h*ll out anyone who comes between you & that chocolate bar! Well, if you haven't worked it out yet, sugar makes you fat. Not to mention causing inflammation in your body, brain fog, slumps in energy and insulin resistance, just to name a few of the problems. Learn more about what sugar does to your body & how to kick the habit HERE or HERE.

These are another version of my Peanut Butter Cups, minus the nut butter. They are sugar free & the perfect little morsel to knock that sugar craving on the head. Loaded with healthy fats & low carb. Tell me how much you love me later ;)

210g shredded coconut

2 tbs coconut oil

1tbs raw cacao

Few drops peppermint oil

Stevia (or maple syrup to taste)

1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract

Add the coconut & coconut oil to your food processor & blend until it becomes a runny, smooth liquid. Divide mixture into 3 separate bowls. In bowl 1, add the vanilla powder, mix well then spoon into the bottom of your silicone cupcake moulds- you want about 1.5cm in the bottom of each. Now pop these in the freezer while you do the rest. In bowl 2, add the cacao & a dash of stevia to the coconut butter & mix well to combine the set aside. In bowl 3 add a dash of stevia & a few drops of peppermint oil & mix well. Taste & adjust as required.

Remove the moulds with the plain coconut butter mixture from the freezer, spoon over the chocolate mix and pop back in the freezer for about 15 mins. Once these are set you can repeat with the final peppermint mix so you now have 3 layer chocolate cups. Pop them back in the fridge or freezer to set. Eat.

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