Why do we give chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

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For years, people have gifted chocolate to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, but have you ever wondered where this tradition originated? According to the Smithsonian, chocolate itself has existed for over 2,000 years. During an excavation in Honduras, University of Pennsylvania researchers found a piece of pottery with cacao powder on it. This piece has been estimated to have an origin of 1400 BCE. The Mayans and Aztecs believed that cacao beans were powerful, so they used them in birth, marriage, and death rituals. Potentially, this is the beginning of the association of chocolate with love and affection. Later, the Aztec King Montezuma introduced a chocolate beverage (just like our NibMor drinking chocolate!) to Europeans. It was very bitter at first but once prepared with sugar it quickly became a delicacy for the wealthy upper class. Historically, it is written that Montezuma drank large amounts of his chocolate beverage…

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Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

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Are you looking for the perfect sweet and salty treat for your Superbowl party this Sunday as the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in the big game? You’ve come to the right place! Below is the recipe for one of our favorite delicious treats–vegan, gluten-free sweet potato chips dipped in our organic, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO NibMor dark chocolate. Yum! Need we say more? Try these out and you’re sure to please your guests. To order your chocolate today, visit: https://shopnibmor.com/ Ingredients: 3 large sweet potatoes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup chopped NibMor dark chocolate (your choice of flavor and darkness) Sea Salt (to your liking) Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Scrub sweet potatoes clean. Slice sweet potatoes into thin, circular rounds. In a large bowl, mix together extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and ground cinnamon. Toss sweet…

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All Natural 1 oz. Chocolate Bars: Try Them TODAY!

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  If you’ve never tried our All Natural Superfruit 1 oz. bars, you’ve been missing out on the perfect affordable better-for-you snack–and you have a lot of catching up to do! There’s no time like the present to test out this delicious snack, especially when there’s a mega SALE going on. That’s right: we have a large amount of inventory of All Natural 1 oz. bars that’s going to expire around the end of February 2017*, and we want to get our chocolate into the most amount of mouths possible. We’re practically giving it away, at $6 for a box of twelve 1 oz. bars.              Click each photo above to buy at the sale price! Let’s unpack just some of the reasons NibMor’s All Natural 1 oz. bars are such a good choice for an on-the-go snack: All Natural chocolate: (Vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and…

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Simple Blender Muffins

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Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (we recommend Wild Friends!) 2 medium-sized bananas 2 large eggs ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp honey ½ tsp vanilla NibMor chocolate chunks (We recommend breaking apart our Daily Dose chocolate bars!) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400oF. Lightly grease a muffin pan. Put all the ingredients into a blender except the NibMor chocolate chunks. Blend until well-mixed. Stir in the NibMor chocolate chunks. Pour batter into muffin pan. Sprinkle NibMor chocolate chunks on top of each muffin. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!  

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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In honor of our current co-giveaway on Instagram with Michele’s Granola, here is a delicious vegan and gluten-free recipe for Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding. Head to our Instagram page today to enter for a chance to win both Michele’s baked granola and NibMor All Natural chocolate! Ingredients: 1 ½ cups almond milk 1/3 cup chia seeds ¼ cup cocoa powder 3 tbsp maple syrup ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup NibMor All Natural chocolate pieces ½ cup Michele’s Granola Instructions: Mix together all ingredients except maple syrup in a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Add maple syrup to sweeten and mix once more. Add NibMor All Natural chocolate pieces and mix once more. Split into individual-sized containers (small Mason jars work great!) and place in the fridge for at least 5 hours. Serve chilled, topped with Michele’s Granola and extra NibMor…

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread

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Looking for the perfect dessert to accompany your beautiful Thanksgiving dinner this year? We’ve got just the right thing for you and your family to be thankful for–gluten-free, vegan pumpkin bread! The prep is about 20 minutes, and the cook time is 45-50. We recommend that you use NibMor All Natural Daily Dose chunks to sweeten up your bread, but feel free to experiment with other flavors of our bars as well! Buy here today: http://bit.ly/2frZhqc Dry Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup gluten-free flour ¾ cup coconut sugar 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp sea salt ¼ tsp ground ginger 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ cup NibMor All Natural Daily Dose chocolate chunks Shortening Wet Ingredients: 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (different from pumpkin pie filling) 2 tbsp ripe mashed banana 3 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk Instructions: Preheat oven to 350oF. Use shortening to grease…

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Dark Chocolate Snack Bites

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Looking for a sweet treat and something easy to snack on? Then you’ll love these Dark Chocolate Snack Bites! Prep time is under 20 minutes total, and 1 hour in the fridge for the chocolate to set. We recommend that you use NibMor Original organic dark chocolate, but feel free to experiment with other flavors of our bars as well! Buy here today: http://bit.ly/2dTw03L As a special treat, since today is #NationalChocolateDay, we are hosting a Facebook GIVEAWAY! Head to our Facebook page in the next 24 hours for a video of us crafting this recipe and to enter to win 1 of each of our delicious organic dark chocolate bars! Ingredients: 2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers or chips – use NibMor Original chocolate bars Almonds Pumpkin seeds Pistachios Shredded sweetened coconut Peanuts Dried cherries (Any other nuts or seeds you may prefer) Instructions: Start by slowly melting the NibMor…

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients: 1 cup chocolate milk (almond, soy, or coconut if vegan) 1 cup milk (almond, soy, or coconut if vegan) 2 cups ice 2 packets NibMor drinking chocolate (Original, Mint, or 6 Spice flavor) Note: To purchase our drinking chocolates, visit our website: http://bit.ly/2aVCgeG 1 tsp vanilla extract   Optional: 1 NibMor Daily Dose chocolate bar (Original, Extreme, or Mint flavor) Whipped Cream   Instructions: In a blender, mix together the milks, ice, NibMor drinking chocolate, and vanilla extract. Cover and blend for 1 minute. Pour into a glass and enjoy! Optional: Melt NibMor Daily Dose chocolate bar in a glass bowl in the microwave (on high for 30 seconds) Top frozen hot chocolate with whipped cream and melted chocolate. To purchase our drinking chocolates, visit our website: http://bit.ly/2aVCgeG

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Sweet Quesadilla

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Ingredients: 1 whole wheat tortilla 2 tbsp Wild Friends Protein Vanilla Peanut Butter ½ large banana 2 rows of a 3 oz. NibMor All Natural Superfruit Cacao Nibs chocolate bar Instructions: 1. Spread peanut butter across half of tortilla. 2. Top peanut butter with banana and chocolate morsels. 3. Fold tortilla in half and cook in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side—or until chocolate is melted and tortilla is golden brown. 4. Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle Recipe

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Are you desperately searching for a delicious, fluffy waffle recipe that is gluten-free AND vegan? Well, search no more! If you are gluten-free, vegan, or both, this recipe is one you will love! This waffle batter is nice and simple to prepare. Plus it is made with great ingredients and just as satisfying as any other waffle! 1 1/2 cup of almond milk, coconut milk, or cashew milk 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (We recommend Trader Joe’s brand) 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tbsp ground flax seed 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (We recommend Bob’s Red Mill brand) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1 NibMor Daily Dose bar (https://nibmor.myshopify.com/collections/all) Instructions Mix together almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla, ground flax seeds, and maple syrup (preferably with a whisk) in a medium-sized…

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