Two of my favorite things in life come together for one joyous weekend every year: bunnies and chocolate.
Since my hubby doesn't approve of me getting the cutest-of -cute furry animals, I have to indulge in the later- deliciously delicious homemade chocolate!
Usually I do not recommend "obscure" ingredients for recipes, but for all you chocoholics out there, it is necessary- Cacao Butter. It is full of antioxidants, magnesium, chromium and Vitamin C!
You know how you often hear in the media that dark chocolate is good for you? Well this statement would be true if the primary ingredient of that dark chocolate came from a tree.
Cacao Butter is extracted from the beans that are inside a pod, and when bought in North America comes in these chunks of yellow-whiteness:
Homemade Chocolate Recipe:
- 1/2 cup cacao butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of pure cacao powder
- Tiny dash of stevia (for sweetness- like a literal pinch- you don't need a lot)
Grate the cacao butter (melts easier this way) and melt in a pan with the coconut oil at low-medium heat. Remove from heat and add coco powder and stevia (and any other random ingredient you wish to include*). Pour into whatever molds you mave have handy. THAT. IS. IT.
*Now, there are endless possibilities with what you can add into this chocolate. I decided to experiment and made 6 different rows of flavours):
- Maca Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Sea Salt
Have fun playing around with the flavors. And why not play this jam and infuse your chocolate with love while you whip them up!