The long Easter weekend is upon us, so you'll no doubt be thinking about baskets of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns (as well as taking a restful and well deserved break). But before you reach for that familiar Cadbury chocolate egg, read on dear friend.
I wanted to share with you today my all time favourite homemade chocolate recipe. Lots of raw chocolate recipes are made purely with coconut oil, but you really must try it with cacao butter instead - the result is so much creamier and twice as delicious. Makes sense that nature would pair cacao beans with cacao butter to make the perfect chocolate right?
Black Forest chocolate has always been one of my favourite chocolate bar flavours, as well as anything with nuts. The beauty about this recipe is that not only is it super simple, you can also add any toppings that you like (or have lingering in your cupboard). My favourite combos include brazil nuts, almonds, coconut and goji berries, but really the world is your plant-powered oyster here.
Before I forget, this delicious creation is raw, vegan, dairy free, refined-sugar free, and without any forest and animal habitat-destroying palm oil. Unfortunately all those elements find their way into normal store bought chocolate (as tasty as it may be)! Instead these bars of joy are made with antioxidant-rich raw cacao, heart-healthy coconut oil and cacao butter, low-GI unrefined sweetener, with a dash of carob and cinnamon for flavour. This is the perfect batch recipe to make up and store in the fridge for the coming weeks. Enjoy it, and have a beautiful weekend!
Makes 16 mini chocolate bars or squares
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c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
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