In honor of their new paleo cookbook, Kitchen Chemistry, launching this month, authors and real-life couple Amanda Gyuran and TJ Anderson developed a recipe for Chocolate Roses. Perfect to gift your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, these Chocolate Roses call for Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. One scoop of this hydrolyzed collagen protein helps to support stronger hair, skin, and nails. And because they’re flavorless and easily soluble in hot and cold liquids and food, the recipe’s decadent flavor is at the forefront.
Gyuran and Anderson said it best when describing their chocolate roses recipe to Lively: “These are creamy, rich dark chocolates that are infused with passion, and of course — collagen!”
- 2 T coconut oil
- 2 T almond butter
- 2 T raw cacao butter (you can sub this for coconut butter and it will work just as well)
- 3 t raw cacao powder
- 1 t maca powder
- 1/2 t rose water
- 1/2 t non-alcoholic vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (or 1 Stick Pack)
- 1 T culinary Rose Petals
- In a double boiler, heat coconut oil and cacao butter over a low/medium heat, whisking until the oil is fully melted.
- Add the almond butter, stirring continuously, not allowing it to heat too quickly. Just as soon as it is melted, remove from the heat.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and then add the rose water, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to combine.
- Mix in raw cacao, maca and Collagen Peptides. This will make the mixture slightly thicker, but still a liquid consistency. Then sprinkle in rose petals.
- Pour into silicone molds and set in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour the chocolates have hardened.
- Store in the refrigerator.