Make your own chocolate!! Healthy and easy recipe <3
Chocolate is usually based on 3 ingredients:
- fat: cacao butter, coconut oil or coconut butter
- cacao: not chocolate! (which is already processed/sweetened)
- sweetener: maple syrup, honey, stevia, xylitol
I am a chocolate addict :) and don't want to eat the chocolate from supermarkets, full of unhealthy sugars and fats.
I decided to make my own raw chocolate! After creating and experimenting with the ingredients, I got to a very, very good tasting chocolate :)
I'd like to share my recipe with you <3
- 30g Cacao Butter
- 50g Coconut Oil
- 50g Cacao Powder
- 2 tablespoons of Raw honey or Maple Syrup
Extras: Goji Berries, Almonds, Shredded coconut and/or Peppermint oil, etc
Gently melt the cacao butter in a Bain-Marie*
Once melted, turn the fire off and take the bowl out of the pot.
Add the coconut oil, stir.
Add your favourite sweetener, stir.
Add the cacao powder, stir well until combined (you can use a whisk or a fork).
Time to taste your chocolate: add more sweetener or more cacao to taste (I like my chocolate not too sweet, with a strong cacao taste).
You can stop here, pour the liquid chocolate into a mould and place it in the freezer (don't forget to lick the bowl!)
You'll have a beautiful dark chocolate ready in about 30 minutes :)
Chocolate with almonds and goji berries :)
Crush the almonds by pressing them down with the side of a big knife.
In a cake mould, spread crushed almonds and goji berries (quantities to taste) and pour your liquid chocolate mixture on top (give it one more stir before pouring it).
Place it in the freezer, it will get hard and ready to eat in about 30 minutes.
Chop it with a big knife.
Keep it in the freezer or in the fridge.
Please share this recipe with your friends, let's all eat healthy!
*Bain-marie: fill up a pot half way with water and place a bowl (ceramic or glass) on the water (/in contact with the water). Put the cacao butter in the bowl. With the stove at medium fire, the gentle heat will melt the cacao butter without burning/cooking it). This process can take a few minutes. ]]]
This is the best way for us chocolate addicts to control the quality of the ingredients and the amount of sugar our little treats contain.
TIPS & TRICKS...
Play with the quantities of cacao and sweetener until you find the ratio you most like!
Go crazy and try it with different extras: add peppermint oil or orange juice/zest or walnuts or shredded coconut, etc.)
I like to use half coconut oil and half cacao butter but you can use one or the other!
If only coconut oil, it will melt faster out of the freezer but will have a beautiful coconut taste :)
If you want individual little chocolates, use ice block moulds! You can place one goji berry or almond in each individual mould.
Also, you can replace the cacao powder by carob powder: less caffeine and naturally sweeter, it's a great alternative. I like to mix them : 3/4 cacao and 1/4 carob...
You can also use coconut butter instead of coconut oil or cacao butter to make your chocolate.
To make coconut butter, blend shredded coconut in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy...