A Keto Snack: Coconut Maple Tea-Based Latte and Strawberry Shortcake Candies

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It is almost time for Christmas!  My family and I have been watching Christmas movies for weeks now and I LOVE our cozy and festive home.  Looking out and seeing snow falling while sipping a warm beverage is blissful.  Also, curling up under a blanket, enjoying some wonderful tea, and having a snack after exploring the cold outdoors is comfortable.  Thus, I wanted to share my newest favorite “cozy time” drink and snack.

Normally, I drink Mighty Leaf whole leaf teas because of the many flavors and high quality (which is why you see this link featured on my website.)  However, as I was perusing the grocery store aisle for ingredients to make a fabulous keto dessert for Christmas dinner, I came across a Bigelow brand tea that caught my eye!  It is the Toasted Coconut Almond Bark flavor.  I immediately thought – tea latte!

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McKinley loves watching Christmas movies too.
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There are unlimited possibilities for the shape of your candies.
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I like using 85% Dark Chocolate on some of the candies.
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These candies turn out like a chocolate covered strawberry shortcake when you add chocolate.
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Don’t forget to make your latte!

So, if you are looking for a wonderful afternoon winter tea and snack, the below coupling is pretty splendid.  I recommend trying both of these whether you enjoy together or not.  Happy Snacking!

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I hope you enjoy your snack!

Coconut Maple Tea-Based Latte

2 coconut maple tea bags, brewed

1-2 TBSP of Sugar Free Maple Syrup

¼ cup of Heavy Whipping Cream

Strawberry Shortcake Candies

1 17g Box of Sugar-Free Strawberry Jell-O (I can’t seem to find natural flavored gelatin here so may need to order online, but in the meantime, I have an option even though I don’t prefer foods with any artificial ingredients.)

1 28 g Box of Unflavored Gelatin

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

85% dark chocolate bar

Your favorite candy mold containers

For the latte, you will simply mix all ingredients together and sip.  For the candies, you will put the whipping cream in a pot over medium heat.  Add the Strawberry and plain gelatin and stir until mixed well.  Then, immediately pour into the molds of your choice. For an extra bit of heart healthy dark chocolate, leave a little room in the top of some of your candies to pour 85% -90% dark chocolate!  Put in refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes to harden and then place in your favorite glass jar in the refrigerator for quick snacking any time.

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Merry Wishes,
Mel

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