Healthy Chocolate Chips, A Sunspired Sweet!

Shopping at the supermarket can sometimes be a dangerous endeavour. Weaving in an out of isles chock full of obesifyingly delicious and tempting treats. I may, however, have found the cure to  my intense calorific cravings: Sunspire Natural Chocolates.

Sunspire Chocolate Chips
Sunspire Chocolate Chips

Sunspire chocolates are all organic and grain sweetened.

-“Michelle, did you just say grain sweetened?”

Indeed, indeed I did. 😉 These babies don’t use refined sugar that is overprocessed and stripped of nutritional value, but by no means does this indicate a loss in taste. In fact, I actually enjoy the grain-sweetened chips more than regular chocolate. They have a deliciously rich and earthy taste that’s lacking from your typical Hershey’s.

Plus, eating this stuff isn’t going to boost your blood-glucose levels to a Kamakazi-esque demise. They are such a healthy alternative that Chef Jason Graham of world famous Cal-a-Vie spa uses them in his cookies for spa guests.

No, I am not being paid to endorse Sunspire (though this would be nice!!!!) but I just thought this product could be appreciated by more people than just me (as a pour half the bag of these chocolate chips down my throat, Gluttony? indeed.)

You can even use the chips to bake, which is nice considering my after graduation life is going to consist of living with my parents and baking copious amounts of cookies to ease the pain of unemployment. haha oh the cynicism is running hard this morning.

Anyway, the company makes more varieties of their chocolate chips including caramel, peanut butter, and even white chocolate. They have single-serving candy and chocolate bars too.

ISNT THAT EXCITING?! AREN’T YOU MOTIVATED STOP WHATEVER YOURE DOING AND RUN TO THE GROCERY STORE TO BUY SOME RIGHT NOW?!

haha. sorry folks, sometimes life is just a little too entertaining. but seriously, this stuff was a great find, check it out.

Ah, and a recipe, to leave you with something sweet: Taken from the Sunspire website.

Sunspire® Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 8 oz. (2 sticks) organic butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic sugar
  • 2 extra-large organic eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half
  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Sunspire Chocolate Chips – Organic Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips or Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: Chopped pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts or coconut. You can also replace the butter with an 8 oz. jar of Maranatha® Macadamia Butter for a great dairy free cookie.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine in a large mixing bowl, softened butter and sugar. Cream until a silky texture appears. Add eggs and vanilla into the sugar and butter and mix thoroughly.

    In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until completely incorporated.

    Now add your favorite Sunspire Chocolate Chips and other ingredients, if you wish. Bake for 9-11 minutes on an un-greased baking sheet. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

    Enjoy!

    Advertisements

    7 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Chips, A Sunspired Sweet!

    1. I LOVE those chocolate chips. What puzzles me is the Sunspire recipe for chocolate chip cookies which includes sugar! I figured the whole point of sugarless chocolate chips was in keeping with a sugar-free diet. Hmmm

      1. I think the added sugar is for those who arent eating sunspire for health reasons… perhaps they arent sweet enough for an entire cookie recipe. Anyway, in normal cookie recipes the chocolate chips isnt the only source of sugar 😉 Glad you like them too!

    2. bubba

      you can revise the recipe’ and use date sugar instead of brown sugar and 2 T of stevia in place of white sugar…….improvise!!

    3. bubba's friend :)

      I have been having GREAT succes converting recipes in this fashion:

      When the recipe calls for brown sugar, i use date sugar (ground dates, 2tsp is 4g sugar)
      when it calls for white i use stevia and 2Tablespoons equals 1 cup, but you can google conversion chart)
      for butter or oil i use Almond butter (more alkzlizing) but natural peanut butter may be used.
      for flour. I convert the total flour quantity to 60–70% vanilla whey protein (the healthy kind with stevia not loaded with junk 🙂 )
      and the remaining 40–30% I use sprouted spelt flour (it digests like vegetable)

      for cakes i tend to add fruit…. blending in several banana’s and 1/2–1 cup of musselmans apple sauce…

      haven’t baked any cookies this way yet but have ordered the chips and awaiting their delivery and will bake some cookies and post my more natural, high protein, low/no sugar variation…once it’s bee tested!

      blessings,
      🙂

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s