I find so many people associate Chocolate with ‘naughty’ foods. But chocolate, specifically Cacao, is actually very good for you. The part that is not so great about store-bought chocolate is the amount of sugar and other additives you also find in it.
This is a great basic recipe for homemade chocolate that you can use anywhere you would have used store-bought chocolate. For example, it’s great as a treat by itself, or set it with some nuts and dried fruit, you could put your own twist on a rocky-road or even chop up and use as ‘choc-chips’ in cookies and cakes. The list goes on. It’s also Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-free and refined sugar-free!
Raw Vegan Chocolate.
Time: 5 min to prepare, 1 hour to set in freezer
Other info: GF, DF, V, RSF, Paleo
- 1-1.5 Cups 100% Cacao Melts OR
- ½ cup Raw Cacao Butter, melted (about 100g solid)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
- ½ cup Raw Cacao Powder
- 1-2 tbsp sweetener of choice or to taste (rice malt syrup, honey, maple syrup, stevia)
- Pinch sea salt
- Melt the cacao melts or the butter, oil and sweetener together in a bowl either over a pot of hot water or in the microwave.
- Add the cacao powder and mix thoroughly with a metal spoon or fork to combine.
- Pour into a baking tray lined with baking paper or into silicon chocolate molds/patty pans and freeze for 1 hour to set.
- Chop into pieces (if set in the baking tray) and serve, store in the fridge.
Notes and Tips:
- The Cacao Butter melts faster if you grate it into fine pieces before heating.