Made-from-scratch chocolate mint marshmallows and hot chocolate.  Dare I say, yum? When you think of food in different ways, you start to discover better versions of your favorites that actually support your gut and your entire system, making your go-to comfort foods into uplifting healthy foods.  This hot chocolate with chocolate mint marshmallows is a perfect example with proteins, probiotics and love-inspiring cacao.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Marshmallows and Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Mint Brownie Marshmallows

Ingredients

1/2 cup filtered water, divided

2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin

1/2 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

3 to 4 tablespoons cacao powder (additional for dusting)

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 Chocolate Mint Brownie Truth Bar cut into small, chip size pieces.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Truth Bar

Directions

Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper both directions, allowing the sides to drape over for easy release. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large bowl if using hand mixer), add 1/4 cup of filtered water and sprinkle gelatin to bloom. Set aside. 

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring remaining water, honey, peppermint extract and salt to a gentle simmer. 

Reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 10 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't overflow. Assemble a stand mixer with whisk attachment and bowl with gelatin. 

Slowly, in a thin stream, pour the hot honey mixture directly over the bloomed gelatin while running the mixer on low speed. 

Gradually turn the mixer to high setting and continue whipping until the mixture has increased in volume and is thick and glossy. This should take approximately 15 minutes. 

About 7 minutes into whipping, gently add the cacao powder, one tablespoon at a time. Fold in Truth Bar pieces until well incorporated.

Transfer marshmallow fluff to the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Set aside at room temperature for at least 2 hours to set but overnight is best. 

Dust the top with additional cacao powder. Remove the marshmallow by lifting parchment paper flaps and transfer to large cutting board. 

Marshmallow should release easily from parchment paper. Coat the bottom and edges with cacao powder, if desired. 

Cut marshmallows into small squares.

Marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

 

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 tablespoon maple syrup

Pinch of pink Himalayan salt.

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat, using whisk to break up any clumps. Keep stirring until smooth and hot, careful not to burn the almond milk.

Pour into a mug and top with chocolate mint brownie marshmallows.

 

Enjoy!





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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about PREBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS:

What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics come from plants, usually root plants that contain a lot of fiber and feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Why is it important to have both prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics alone cannot grow without a healthy gut to support them. When combining a nurturing base of prebiotics in the belly, with a good dose of probiotics, a garden of flora blossoms and fills the gut with a balanced microbiome.

Can your body make its own Conjugated Lineolic Acid?

You certainly have the gut flora to make your very own CLA. It’s one of the many things your lactobacilli and bifidobacteria do for you.

It’s important to have healthy gut flora to be able to make CLA. People with gut dysbiosis have a significantly harder job of it – possibly one reason why obesity and gut dysfunction tend to go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve been eating well for a while and your gut is humming along nicely, you can probably count on a substantial CLA intake from gut flora. If you’re eating is not so “healthy” or you simply aren’t producing enough good bacteria, Truth Bar can help by giving probiotic support to build up your colonies of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

How much inulin is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g

How much MCT Oil is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 4.5g MCT/bar
Mint Chocolate Chip: 0.5g MCT/bar
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 0.5g MCT/bar

These are approximate amounts based on estimate of 60% MCT present in coconut oil, and 65% oil in coconut.

What is the percentage of “prebiotic - probiotic"?

Using approximate inulin amounts:

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g prebiotic to 1 Billion CFU probiotics
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics

What is the strain of probiotic in the lactoSpore?

Lactobacillus sporogenes (bacillus coagulans). It is a stable Lactic Acid forming probiotic that has exceptional and lengthy studies of gut healing effects ranging across gastro intestinal issues, bloating, diahhrea and irritable bowel syndrome.

 

Questions about SWEETENERS:

What is erythritol derived from?

Erythritol is derived from NON-GMO corn as a fermented sugar alcohol with GRAS status from the FDA.

What is the ratio of sweeteners? (Tapioca / Erythritol / Stevia)

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 6.5g / 3.2g / 0.02g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 11.0g / 3.3g / 0.02g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 11.0g / 2.5g / 0.02g

 

Questions about COMMON INGREDIENT CONCERNS:

Are Truth Bars Vegan?

We have created both Vegan and Non-Vegan bars. Two of our flavors are Vegan and two are Non-Vegan. Our Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Dipped Raspberry bars are both 100% Vegan. They're both rich in fiber and essential medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested, which makes them incredibly useful for a quick burst of energy.

Our Chocolate Almond Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip bars feature a Non-Vegan blend of brown rice protein and whey isolate that supplies essential Amino Acids for a "complete" or "whole" source of protein. Our balanced mix of fiber and protein results in two meal replacement bars that provide all the BCAAs needed for proper muscle development.

Are Truth Bars 100% gluten free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% gluten free!

Is there soy in Truth Bars?

Soy based lecithin is commonly used as an emulsifier in dark chocolates. However, they are are serious consumer concerns over soy that we have taken very seriously. In order to protect and promote overall health the specially formulated dark chocolate coating on all Truth Bars is completely free of both soy and sugar.

Are the bars Peanut Free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% peanut free. We use only high quality almond and sunflower butter.

 

Other Questions:

Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

You can find a the full list of ingredients on each bar’s product page. The ingredients can be found by clicking the second tab. Here's a link to each of our product pages: Chocolate Dipped RaspberryChocolate Dipped CoconutMint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Crunch.

Where can I find nutrition information?

Each bar’s nutrition facts can also be found on the product pages above. Just click the third tab.

Another place to find info would be our ingredient's page, which outlines each of our key ingredients and their benefits.

What is the shelf life of the bars?

Truth Bars have a shelf life of 18 months. We make our bars in small batches, which ensures that our retailer's shelves are stocked with fresh bars.


Please let us know if you have a question that is not listed above.
Simply write to us at info@truthbar.com. We are happy to answer any questions!