Celebrate this 4th of July in the best way possible –– surrounded by love, celebration, and lots of chocolate.
Whether you want a stack of bars to make gourmet s'mores or would you rather pop little pieces of chocolate as the kids pop fireworks, we have you covered. Here are a few of our favorite ways to eat Ku'ia Chocolate for Independence Day.
1. Gourmet S'mores
This one is pretty straight forward, but it will definitely give your classic s'more an upgrade. You'll need two graham cracker squares (we love cinnamon graham crackers), one 25g Ku'ia chocolate bar, and one jumbo marshmallow.
I made these with my nieces and nephews last weekend, and they were begging for more!
2. Chocolate Dipped Pineapple
We love melting Ku'ia chocolate to dip fruit, cookies, and more. It doesn't need anything added to it in order to make the perfect melted chocolate consistency. Simply use a double boiler to melt it on the stove or microwave it and dip your favorite treats inside.
3. Chocolate Sauce
This is way better than any chocolate sauce you could find in the store. I use it on ice cream sundaes or drizzled over smoothies. To make chocolate sauce, use a 1:1 ratio of Ku'ia Chocolate to water. Bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, and mix the chocolate into the water. Whisk in chocolate until meleted, then bring it back to medium heat while whisking. When it starts to thicken, take the pan off of the heat and let it cool.
4. Energy Bars
Lastly, we love these super healthy energy bars crafted by Kroll's Korner. The recipe is quick, simple, and uses minimal ingredients. You will need:
1 cup chopped almonds
1 1/2 cup quick 1-minute oats
1/2 cup honey
1 cup almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Ku'ia chocolate
Place almonds, oats, and cranberries (or other mix ins you want) in a medium sized bowl. Heat the honey, coconut oil and nut butter in a small saucepan over low heat until mixed. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oat and almond mixture and stir together.
Once mixed, transfer to an 8×8-inch baking dish and flatten into a 1-inch thick square.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight or for 2-3 hours. Then, cut and store in an airtight container. Will stay good for up to 5 days in fridge. (I also like to store mine in a freezer safe baggie. When I am ready to grab a bar, I'll let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes to soften and then enjoy!)