Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's day!

Well, I'm a little late making my Valentine's day post.  Lots of good things happening though and they do have to do with love!  My oldest son, Micah became engaged recently.  They are planning a wedding in March, so are very busy getting things together as speedily as possible.  We're so happy for them and I'm rejoicing that I finally get to have a daughter in law! After raising 4 boys and being the only woman in the house, having another woman in the family is exciting to me!

My own Valentine's day treat today was a nice lunch after work, out with my sweet hubby whom I've been madly in love with for 35 years.  What a blessing it's been!

But who can think of Valentine's day without thinking chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Maybe you don't, but I do!

These are very simple chocolates that I've seen several versions of on the internet, but this is how I make them...

Chocolate Mint

2 TBS. coconut oil
1 oz square of unsweetened baker's chocolate
4 packets of Truvia (I pulsed them in my coffee grinder until powdered)
1/8 tsp. of mint extract (more if you like it stronger.  I like just a hint of mint)

I chopped the chocolate in small pieces so it would melt easier, and put the chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl and microwaved about 20 to 30 seconds.  Then remove it and stir until it is all melted.  Add the Truvia and the mint extract, and pour into a small container lined with wax paper.  Freeze it for about 5 to 10 minutes if you want to eat it right away.  Otherwise it's good to just sit in the fridge.  It gets hard pretty fast.  Cut it into how many pieces you want.  I usually do 3 pieces with this.  Just makes a nice chocolate treat if you're craving that.  This is not really sweet, but it's sweet enough for me.  If you like sweeter experiment with adding a little more.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day!  :)


  1. Congratulations for the upcoming wedding. I have three boys myself, and love having the girlfriends around my house. A wedding would be wonderful. Love the mint added to the candies too.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I had to wait 34 years for a wedding! I guess he finally decided it was time.

  3. My wife is going to be so excited that I found a low carb chocolate recipe.

  4. Congrats on the upcoming wedding. Can you think of a low carb wedding cake?

  5. Thanks! Whew! I have never tried a low carb wedding cake! Or any wedding cake for that matter, ha! But I do have a great chocolate cake low carbed on this blog. :)



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