On Friday night, as I waited to collect Mountain Man from the train station, I had some time to kill so decided to try my hand at making raw chocolates. I have never made them before, but always planned to.
I'm told that the bag of very expensive raw cacao butter in the baking cupboard has been there for 2 years. I made lip balm, once...and then just kept meaning to make chocolate. Another nutritional therapist friend of mine beat me to it last week and made her own, posting the on facebook and inspiring me to give it a go (when I saw how simple it was).
60g raw cacao butter
60g raw cacao powder
40g coconut sugar, milled to a fine powder in a nut or coffee mill
Filling - I used
2 dsp pumpkin seeds, toasted and milled
3 dsp , also milled
Melt cacao butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn't sit in the water)
Once melted, add in the cacao powder & sugar
Mix thoroughly, then add whatever filling you fancy and keep mixing until it's smooth and gorgeous
Pour the mix into silicone sweet/chocolate moulds, or as I did onto a baking sheet (because I completely underestimated how many moulds I'd need)
Put the moulds into the fridge and ignore for at least an hour
Eat and rejoice at how good raw chocolate tastes. YUM!