friend (she failed on the fourth day) and I wanted to challenge ourselves with a refined-sugarless March. People say with any diet or food challenge, the third or fourth day are the hardest, and it is just that! I needed something to fulfill my sweet tooth ASAP. This is very simple and super quick recipe for those days when you’re craving something a little sweet and salty at the same time.
Upton’s Naturals is seriously one of the best vegan meat companies I’ve tasted thus far. What is better than vegan and healthy “bacon”?! The natural hickory smoke lingers in your kitchen once the seitan bacon hits that frying pan. YUMM!
Chocolate Dipped sea salt “bacon”:
1 package Upton’s Natural Setian Bacon
raw chocolate sauce (recipe below)
Pan fry bacon with a little olive oil. Flip once they start to crisp and brown. Dip in chocolate sauce. Place on parchment paper and sprinkle just a bit of sea salt on top. Place in refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to set.
Raw Chocolate sauce:
3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tbsp agave
Melt coconut oil on medium high in a deep pot. Add remaining ingredient and stir slowly making sure the chocolate does not break or burn. Sauce is ready once the mixture is well incorporated/melted.
Tip:* Chocolate sauce must be used right away.
Chop into bite sized pieces and use as topping to ice cream, pancakes, donuts or just enjoy as is!