Homemade Chocolate

This chocolate recipe is a staple at our house- a healthy treat that the whole family enjoys. The base recipe always stays the same – the only thing I change around are the dried fruits and type of nuts – my favorite combination is goji berries with almonds. The type of cacao bean you use makes a big difference in the taste of the chocolate. I experiment with different beans and do chocolate tastings for my kids, showing them where each bean was harvested and telling them a bit about the country. Some of the ingredients may be difficult to find at your local supermarket- I like the cacao butter from www.tisano.com. Goji berries, raw cacao, cacao butter and carob powder can also be ordered online at www.sunfood.com or www.navitasnaturals.com.

chocolate-making

Chocolate

Time: 15 minutes plus at least 2 hours chilling time to set
Yield: 1 large chocolate bar

Ingredients:

6 tbsp ground raw cacao
2 tbsp carob powder
3 tbsp cacao butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp maple sugar or other sweetener of your choice
Dash vanilla extract
Pinch of himalayan sea salt
1 tbsp dried berries
2 tbsp chopped nuts

Directions:

1. Melt cacao butter and coconut oil over low heat.
2. Combine all dry ingredients. Add melted butter.
3. Pour into chocolate mold. Place in freezer to set for at least 2 hours.
4. Take it out of the molds and wrap in parchment paper. Store in the freezer.

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