Put all the ingredients in a food processor and process.  That simple!  This is chocolate - milk chocolate, in fact!  You can eat it by the teaspoonful.  Put some crushed sliced almonds or chopped pecans or hazelnuts on top and you can imagine you’re eating some fancy chocolate that melts in your mouth!  The photo of the mounded chocolate is of the carob version soon after making it.  It firms up even more in the refrigerator.  The cocoa version is not quite as firm right away.  If you would like to be fancy, pipe the chocolate mixture over some chopped nuts in candy molds or paper cups as shown in the photos.  Yummy!

1/cup boiling water (75 mL)
2 tbsp unsalted butter (30 mL)
2 tbsp regular butter (20 mL)
1 cup whole milk powder* OR Heavy Cream Powder (250 mL)
1/cup cocoa, OR carob powder (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1/cup sugar (125 mL)
1/cup powdered erythritol, OR (60 mL)
  6 coffee sweetener packets (7 if using cocoa)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

In food processor, combine boiling water, unsalted butter and regular butter; process on slow speed.  Add whole milk powder, cocoa, OR carob powder, liquid sweetener, erythritol, OR coffee sweetener and vanilla extract; process until smooth.  Transfer to a small container and refrigerate.

Helpful Hints:  *Coconut milk powder or heavy cream powder is now available on Amazon or in Wal-Mart.  You could mix it half and half with whole milk powder (available at Costco or in the Mexican section of some grocery stores or perhaps in a health food store) to reduce carbs. You can use skim milk powder, but process it first on its own in a blender or coffee bean grinder if you find the coarse granules don’t dissolve properly.  Carob powder option is more carby.  It is mentioned only because many people cannot tolerate chocolate due to allergies or migraines.

Yield:  11/4 cups (300 mL)
1 tsp/serv Cocoa or Carob/heavy cream powder
18.9/20.9 calories
0.7/0.6 g protein
1.4/1.3 g fat
0.3/0.2 g fiber
0.9/1.3/0.4 g net carbs

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