Peppermint Chocolate Bark

As I promised, I am going to use this blog to share my recipes (both that I have created and that I have recreated from other sources). This particular recipe I am certain has been created before, but I just threw it together in my own head, so I don’t have anyone specifically to site. This is my current favorite grab-and-go dessert because of the simplicity and the fact that it tastes almost identical to an Andes mint. Enjoy…I know that I have been!!

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Ingredients:

2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips

3 Tbl Coconut Oil

3 Tsp Peppermint Extract

Directions:

Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Once chocolate is melted, add coconut oil (as a solid) and stir it together until it melts and is incorporated. Stir in peppermint extract.

Pour into a wax paper lined baking dish (8×8) and put into the freezer.

Once frozen, slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts (according to myfitnesspal’s recipe calculator):

**Makes 16 servings

Calories: 164

Carbs: 18

Fat: 12

Protein: 1

Sodium: 10

Sugar: 16

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Hello Blogging World

My name is Hallie Boisseau, and I am a Paleo-Addict.

Recently I began consuming food in line with the Paleo lifestyle, and my experience has been so life-changing that I decided to write a blog detailing my transformation. My “journey” all began at work with a nutrition challenge. I work for a local government, and our police department participates in Crossfit through our fitness department. Now, I have never taken a Crossfit class in my life, so I cannot speak on those classes at all! However, a trainer decided to open up a “nutrition challenge” to the rest of the employees that use the fitness center. This challenge asked each participant to pay an entry fee and commit to one month worth of devoting time/energy to physical activity and abiding by the guidelines of a particular diet (choices: Paleo and Zone). The ultimate goal was to lose weight and to increase physical endurance. Since my boyfriend Shep was the one that did most of the cooking at the time, I got him on board for my month of Paleo dieting and signed up. After doing lots of research and easing our way in a couple of weeks before the challenge actually started so it wouldn’t be a complete shock to our system, we started our month long challenge a little nervous and excited.

However, once we were about a week and a half in, I became fed up with the challenge itself. I began to enjoy cooking for the first time in my 30 years on this earth, and I was feeling positive results already, but yet the trainer was questioning me with every food journal entry. The email that read “send me an entire ingredient list so I know you aren’t cheating” did not produce the emotions that I wanted tied to my relationship with food, so I stopped the program. As I said, Shep and I were loving how we felt, so we decided to keep with it anyway and have no desire to look back!

So here I am, hopelessly addicted to the way that I feel by living a Paleo lifestyle. I have also developed a love for cooking that I never imagined that I would have. I am so proud of my creations, in fact, that I have started writing this blog. I am doing it partly because I want to share my journey and partly because I want to keep my Facebook friends. I am fairly certain that if I keep posting pictures of everything I cook endlessly , I will be de-friended by most of my friends. On the flip side, so many of my friends have written/called/texted/talked with me requesting recipes for everything that I’m making. I figured that this blog would help both facets of my friends.

So there you have it. Hello blogging world, my name is Hallie and I’m here to make you hungry.

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