At the Taste of Christmas last year I noticed that there are quite a few people out their making raw and organic chocolate. All charge insane prices!
For a long time I've wanted to do some internet research and experiment. I had no idea it would be so easy to find a recipe and make your own chocolate. Best of all.... the first batch turned out perfectly, and almost identical to the one I have been buying.
So here's how to make your own chocolate....
Melt 5 tablespoons of organic cacao butter and 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil in a glass bowl over boiling water.
Once the cacao butter and coconut oil are melted remove from the stove and mix in 5 tablespoons of cacao powder, 5 tablespoons of agave syrup and vanilla from one pod.
|One of the best smells on earth!|
Pour into molds, put into the fridge to harden and......
Voila! Your own chocolate at a fraction of the cost.
Unfortunately, a fraction of the cost is still pretty expensive. I found that Faithful to Nature were the most reasonable for the ingredients, and I trust that their products are all natural and organic. Of course, I also love them because I can order online and it will arrive on my door-step a day or two later.
I have since made another batch and doubled the recipe. This made 16 small bars. I'd be lying if I said I was as disciplined about eating it, but hey, it's healthy isn't it ;)
Happy baking & chocolate making!