DIY Amazing Healthy Chocolate
Chocolate is always a good idea and with homemade chocolate it gets even better. And say what, healthy chocolate?* This DIY chocolate recipe is definitely one to keep!
Make sure you have these three ingredients and youâ€™re ready to start:
- Cocoa butter (the edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean)
- Some sweetener like honey, maple-syrup or agave syrup
- Grated coconut
- Goji berries
- Nuts, like walnuts or Brazil nuts (in wholes or crushed)
- A pinch of salt or chilli will add an extra bite
- Cocoa nibs for a crispy effect
- Vanilla extract
Make magic happen
Now youâ€™ve got the main ingredients, it is time to make the magic happen. There are only six (fairly easy) steps in the chocolate making process.
Step 1: Melt 60-70 grams of cocoa butter au bain marie
How? Simple: youâ€™ll need two pans that fit into each other. Fill the biggest one with water and make sure the smaller one can ‘floatâ€™ in it. Put the cocoa butter in the upper pan and make sure thereâ€™s no water coming in. Put both pans on the stove and wait for the water to heat up which will slowly melt the butter.
Step 2: Add 50 grams of cocoa to the melted butter.
Again: make sure thereâ€™s not one drip of water coming into the upper pan, otherwise your chocolate will clotter.
Step 3: Add one tablespoon of sweetener of your choice.
Now itâ€™s time to taste and add some more sweetener when you think itâ€™s needed.
Step 4: Add one or two (or three, or four… ) from the extra ingredients to the melted chocolate.
Step 5: After youâ€™ve stirred the chocolate for a while, it is time to pour the melted chocolate into an ice cube tray or other form.
Put the tray/form in the freezer and wait for about 20 minutes - if you use a small cubes tray like on the picture. If your cubes are bigger, it might take a little longer.
Step 6 (and we think this is the best one): Time to pop out your chocolates and enjoy!
Donâ€™t forget to let us know how you liked your home made chocolate & share your favourite secret ingredients.
*Okay thereâ€™s one small footnote to take into account: unfortunately ‘healthyâ€™ does not mean that this chocolate is without calories.
**Nice to know: cocoa butter melts at exactly 37 degrees celcius -our body temperature-, this is why cocoa butter is a common ingredient for bodylotions.