Delicious & Healthy Chocolate Candy Recipe

This is my favorite chocolate recipe. For those who know me, I love natural health and there is nothing more important than a healthy diet. Granted, this is no beet salad but hey, it keeps you away from the GMO candy bars! (Yeah, Hershey’s has non-gmo candy bars in Europe, but not in the US)! And cacao has more antioxidant power than any fruit you could eat. Strawberries have an ORAC value (antioxidant value) of about 5,000 and cacao is somewhere around 55,000!!

Hershey’s Brings non-gmo to Europe, but not the US

Homemade Chocolate Candy Recipe

5min. prep

2 hours freezer time

  • 1/2 c. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. real maple syrup
  • 1/2 c. organic cocoa powder
  • 1 t. organic vanilla
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • Optional: Nuts (whatever you prefer, I like walnut), coconut shreds, dried fruit
Add all ingredients into a saucepan over low/low-medium heat until it is all mixed together. This only takes a few minutes. Then you can add any additional ingredients you want (see above, optional).
You can then either fill ice cube trays/candy molds or place parchment/wax paper on a cookie sheet, take a spoon and make quarter sized candies on it, or place wax paper in a glass pan and just pour all the chocolate in at once (then you can break it off like candy bark). Place in freezer and wait until firm! (Or if you are inpatient like me, your fingers may end up with some chocolate on them before they are firm). After they are firm you can transfer them to a plastic bag and, if you have any leftovers, put them back in the freezer. I have to admit, this recipe is not mine, I got it from Kelly The Kitchen Kop’s blog.
Here is the link: Easy Homemade Chocolate Candy with Healthy Coconut Oil


I love to take pictures and thought I would share some I’ve taken over the last year or two.


Mt. Shasta, CA


“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”

Sonora, CA

“Look at the way the flowers bloom for you, they want to show you their beauty” -Rick Pino

Sonora, CA

For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After he has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye– ZECHARIAH 2:8

Sonora, CA

“I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.”

Rome, GA

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. -Henry Miller

Rome, GA

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

St. Petersburg, FL

Honolulu, HI

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
William James

Pinecrest, CA

The sea hath no king but God alone. -Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Carmel, CA

When all seems hopeless, that small glimmer of hope is all you need to rekindle your faith in God’s promises!

Oakdale, CA

Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook. -William Arthur Ward

-Point Lobos, CA

Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it. -Indian Proverb

Snelling, CA

Listen closely to my words…for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Proverbs 4:20-22

Sonora, CA

When everything seems black and white you must open your eyes and look to see the beautiful color in life.

Twain Harte, CA

Everything you can imagine is real. -Pablo Picasso

Monterey, CA

San Francisco, CA

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea. -George Herbert

Monterey, CA

Twain Harte, CA

Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!” Mark 9:7

Sonora, CA

I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.
George Herbert Palmer

Lake Tahoe, CA

“I’ve learned that good-byes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good and bad will bring tears, and words can never replace feelings.”

These are the barns my mom grew up playing in. They were torn down recently.

Sonora, CA

Berry College, Rome, GA

The Light builds itself a house to dwell.

Five seconds later, that bug was gone. He is a quick frog!

My backyard, CA

Pinecrest, CA

Spring Flowers

Grapevine, CA


Old Projects

A Beautiful Day For A Picnic Date

One morning I decided to make a picnic and fruit bouquet for CP (my fiance). I took a blanket, made a veggie/cheese plate and this fruit bouquet and took it out to a empty field that overlooked the country. It was amazing! . It was so simple, I just stuck a cabbage inside the container, used some cookie cutters for the flower shapes of the pineapple and then I just put the rest of the fruit onto the skewers. (Also, I added some candy for him at the base)

It’s not my best bouquet because I got pretty fatigued.  Of course, he loved it though!


A Cupcake A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

(….perhaps in my dreams but those are some yummy dreams!)

My oldest sister and I took a cupcake decorating class. She is really into decorating cakes, that is her hobby. I thought it would be fun. These are my cupcakes I decorated! I was pretty proud of myself.


Once Upon A Time, My Fiance Wanted A Tattoo

My fiance has always wanted a tattoo of a superman symbol with a C in it (for his name). Well, that’s not really my thing. That is why he waited, to make sure it was ok with his future wife (lucky me!)I don’t want to be 80 years old with a loose, discolored tattoo. However, he really loved this design, so I decided to get him his “tattoo” for Christmas one year.

So, what do you think? He absolutely loved it! It’s a giant comforter/quilt/blanket. (Sorry for the bad cell phone picture)

My first post!

Hi! I’m excited to start blogging about some of my crafts, home remedies and other misc. home ideas. A little about me… My name is Kortni and I’m 25.  I am engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. I love life! And kids. They sure can say funny things. I am an auntie and can’t wait to have my own. I am currently on a liver transplant list and there are days that I can barely get out of bed. That is where my craftiness comes into play. I know that God is going to heal me! It’s exciting and I am determined. You can check out more about my story at  (Post date edit: 8/31/2011… I had two liver transplants two weeks ago, my sister and a 2nd donor after the first transplant failed)

I have decided to name this blog doodle @ home because when I was little I couldn’t say Kortni and somehow it came out kocki which somehow turned into cock a doodle do. Don’t ask me! 🙂 I have a fun and crazy family. So growing up my family called me doodle. I just figured it was fun and quirky name, besides I like the “@” symbol. I’m quite random and have learned to enjoy the things I did as a child because well, sickness can be rough. Now that you know a little about me and blog… I guess it is time to start catching up on old projects and getting them blogged!

I pray that God would bless you on this glorious day and don’t ever forget to enjoy the little things!