WARNING: This Is Very Moreish – You May Have To Padlock Your Freezer!
Who doesn’t have a chocolate fetish? Well, actually I don’t. I’ve never been particularly excited by chocolate – they’re usually the last desserts I would choose, and commercial milk chocolate just makes me feel gross (it’s way too sweet for me). If I’m going to indulge I tend to go for the 80%+ dark chocolate (which is fortunate since it is a bit healthier!) and one square does it for me.
HOWEVER, I recently had the good fortune of being given a sample of this chocolate – and I have to say, I was impressed! So impressed, that I actually had to exercise some restraint on going back for more. But NOT because of any health concern (this chocolate is 100% healthy!) – so it would last longer!!
This recipe is Paleo-friendly, vegan, raw and gluten free – so nothing to worry about on the ingredient list! The sample I was given was actually sweetened with rice malt syrup rather than honey (slightly less sweet and RMS is fructose free) but if you were following Paleo guidelines, you would use honey.
It’s as simple as throwing the ingredients into your high powered blender or food processor, pouring it into a tray or moulds and freezing it. (Because of the coconut oil content, it is still soft enough to eat straight out of the freezer).
Homemade chocolate just made its way into my snack repertoire thanks to this delicious and easy recipe!
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- ½ cup nut butter (we’ve also used coconut butter before)
- ¼ cup honey (optional)
- 1 tsp 100% vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in to your blender or food processor (we use our Vitamix but a Thermomix would work well too).
- Whiz until smooth, scraping the edges as you go.
- This will take around 3-5 minutes – the friction from the whizzing will combine all the ingredients to this perfect smooth chocolatey goodness.
- Carefully pour the mixture onto a lined baking tray or spoon in to silicon moulds and place in to the freezer for 15 minutes or until set.
- Break the sheet of chocolate in to pieces or turn out the chocolate from the moulds.
- Store the chocolate in an airtight container in the fridge.
Tip: Make your chocolate super delicious by adding flavours and fillings! Our favourite is goji berries with cashews!
Source: The Merrymaker Sisters