If you know me, you know I love chocolate. I mean chocolate at any time of day is perfection. But is there a more satisfying moment then being snuggled up on our couch, noshing on decadent dark chocolate (#selflove)?
Lucky us, there is no better time to celebrate this seductive treat than Valentine’s Day. Whether you are treating friends, a lover or your badass self I have the trendy hack that is sure to impress without the stress.
CBD has become the buzz word on any newsfeed, coffee shop or health food store but what is all of the hype about?! The skimmed down version is that CBD has been found to be a cure all for anxiety, stress, pain relief, insomnia and PMS. Its calming effects without the typical “high” help you stay level-headed throughout your day or help you wind down at night. Manufacturers have been launching CBD products in almost every category due to its mild flavor and ability to be mixed easily into concoctions.
Since chocolate has antioxidants and well… makes everything that much better it is the perfect host for everyone’s new favorite oil.
Sakara Life Hemp Chocolate ($39 30 chocolate pieces) and To Whom It May ($30 box of 4) are creating delicious CBD chocolate that you can purchase online. While Sakara goes the classic low sugar route, To Whom It May is creating elevated flavors that will drive your taste buds wild. The truth is these chocolates are delicious but it does take quite the chunk out of your wallet. So I have found a way to get the best of both worlds, making a cheaper version of CBD chocolate without sacrificing flavor.
I chose to flavor my bar with tahini swirls, thought I would tackle two trends in one with this cheap AF hack. But make it your own, adding mix-ins like chili powder, popped quinoa or toasted nuts.
CBD Chocolate Tahini Bark
1 72% dark chocolate bar
* ( I used Trader Joes for the $ but chose your favorite bar! Tahini pairs well with raw chocolate too)
1 tsp CBD oil
1 tbsp Tahini
1 tsp coconut oil
Pinch Sea Salt
Over a double boiler melt chocolate with 1/2 tsp coconut oil. In a small bowl combine tahini with 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Microwave for 15 seconds to soften.
Once chocolate is melted, stir in CBD oil. *CBD will evaporate at high temperatures so it is best to add off the heat.
Pour onto a parchment lined sheet try to your desired bark size. Place into fridge for 5 minutes to chill.
Drizzle the softened tahini onto the chocolate and swirl with a toothpick. Sprinkle with sea salt and place back into the fridge to harden.
Cut into squares or break apart and enjoy!
So let’s break it down while our mouths are watering. My CBD Chocolate bark costs $4 per bar (9-12 pieces)!
Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate $1.79 for 3 bars
Tahini $7 per jar, $0.40 per serving
CBD Oil $37 , about $2 per serving
Coconut Oil $8, about $0.10 per serving
That is a savings of over $8 per bar. The other benefit of mixing your own batch is that you are in control, adding more or less CBD as well as mixing up the add ins! So get creative and share with me what you create!