'nutty' Handmade raw chocolate!

It would be totally understandable if you asked why would you make your own chocolate when there is so many fantastic 'health' chocolate makers out there?

There's a a few really good reasons for me:

  1. I know exactly how much 'sweetener' is going in, regardless if it's honey or maple syrup  or stevia or rice malt, I'm very conscious of the 'sweet' factor'! I can control this when I make my own :)
  2. I know that there is no dairy at all - it can sneak into some of the other chocolate bars
  3. I know that is has really good raw ingredients in it - I can choose my favourites
  4. On a cost basis - it wins every time!

MAKES: 1 1/2 cups of liquid chocolate        

TIME: 10-15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup           PowerSuperFoods cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup        My Organics cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup        honey
  • 1tsp             vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/4 cup        mixed peel
  • 1/4 cup        rst almonds
  • 1/4 cup        rst cashews
  • 1/4 cup        rst macadamia or brazil nuts
  • pinch           cinnamon, all spice & fresh nutmeg(this is optional)

METHOD:  

  1. Melt cacao butter in bowl over hot water
  2. Add honey & vanilla once melted
  3. Mix together - this is fat and water so will not combine completely
  4. Add cacao powder and mix using a stick blender if you have one(if not just whisk by  hand)
  5. Add the nuts & mixed peel
  6. Mix until well combined & nuts are covered well
  7. Quickly spoon into molds - because we have not 'tempered' the chocolate it will need to be cooled quickly to prevent the fats separating and crystalising
  8. Pop into the fridge to set
  9. Pop out of molds and store in air-tight containers
  10. I'd love to see your flavours - share them with the other foodies on FB or Insta :)