Bring the chocolate factory to your kitchen and start making your own healthy and delicious chocolates! These chocolates contain only healthy ingredients, packed with magnesium, antioxidants, calcium and b-vitamins amongst other goodies. They are just as delicious as normal chocolates, in fact I think I prefer them to the average chocolate bar. There is something special with eating chocolate without feeling bad about it :)
♥ 50 g cacao butter
♥ 5 tbsp coconut oil
♥ 4 tbsp cacao powder
♥ 2 tbsp carob powder
♥ 2 tbsp lucuma powder
♥ ½ tsp vanilla
♥ A pinch of salt (preferably Himalaya salt)
♥ Lavender (or anything else of your liking)
(You can read more about the ingredients and where to get them here)
View this as a guide line, and taste your way to a combination that suits you.
1. Grate the cacao butter as it will melt much quicker this way, trust me ;)
2. Turn the oven to 40 degrees and place the plate with the grated cacao butter inside and leave it there untill it’s completely melted into beautiful liquid butter. If your oven won’t go down to 40 degrees, you can also place it in a bowl on top of a bowl of hot water, but make sure the temperature never exceeds 40 degrees. Add in the coconut oil. The warm butter will melt the oil and give a perfect consistency to work with.
3. Add the cacao powder and the carob powder and mix it in. I just used a fork, it will mix in pretty easily.
4. Add the lucuma powder for sweetness. I used about 2 tbsp, but use as much as you want according to your sweet tooth. You can also use a bit of raw honey or stevia if you want it sweeter.
5. Throw in a pinch of vanilla powder and salt for good measure, et voila! Your base for the chocolate is done. How easy was that? And so delicious…
Pour the mixture into moulds, and then add your desired taste to each chocolate – that way it’s easier to try several different ones :)
I’ve had a pot of lavender for the longest time in my cupboard and I’ve had no idea what to use it for, but then a little bird told me it could be nice to add lavender to the chocolate. The bird was right – it tastes like it was made for the Queen.
The chocolate moulds I’m using are so small that they cooled down just under 30 minutes in the freezer. What I love about raw chocolate is that they melt on your tongue like no other chocolate – seriously delicious.
Bon appetit :)