Magic Shell Makeover

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Who doesn’t love Magic Shell?!

Remember the stuff you had when you were a kid, that hardens when you pour it onto ice cream?

Well check this out:

We’ve got our own recipe for a Magic Shell Makeover that’s actually good for you – really!  – and it’s super-simple, only two ingredients:  coconut oil and dark chocolate.

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, with a texture similar to butter.  And it’s high in saturated fat, but it’s a plant-based saturated fat, and has been shown to actually have a beneficial impact on our cholesterol levels.

When you’re buying dark chocolate, look for it to contain at least 70% cocoa – it’ll say it right on the front of the label.  The higher the percentage cocoa, the higher the antioxidant content, with more fiber and less sugar.

So this is really easy to make:  Just combine half a cup of coconut oil (measured when solid) with one cup of dark chocolate, broken into small pieces. Heat in the microwave or on the stove, stirring until chocolate is completely melted, then drizzle over anything cold. It’ll harden within seconds.

Try it over frozen banana chunks, frozen strawberries, or a lower-sugar ice cream.  Just store the leftovers in an airtight container, and heat it up when you’re ready to use it.

We can’t always eat like we did when we were kids, but this healthy treat is sure to please!

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