Making your own chocolate is probably one of the easiest thing to make in the whole wide world. And the good part is….it’s actually good for you. Obviously in moderation because fat is still fat no matter how healthy, but at least you don’t have to feel guilty when indulging. I have used maple syrup to sweeten it and coconut oil instead of cocoa butter. And I thought since the holiday season is coming up it might come in handy to have some healthier options on hand.
So here we go, pretty straight forward and you can add anything you like, nuts, seeds and dried fruits of choice.
Makes 1 large bar
- 1 C. Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
- 1 C. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
- 1 C. Organic Cacao Powder, Raw plus 2 tbsp.
- 1/2 tsp. Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
- Dried fruits and nuts
Melt the coconut oil by putting it in a glass bowl and placing in a hot water bath. Or melt it simply by leaving it at room temperature or near an oven or heater.
Add the cocoa powder , maple syrup and vanilla extract. Beat very well to combine.
Get a plastic container and lightly oil it, I use a Tupperware dish because it’s flexible and I can just flip out the chocolate when it has set.
So place the mixture in the Tupperware container and sprinkle with whatever nuts and berries you have chosen. Leaf in the fridge to set overnight or if you’re in a hurry put it in the freezer for about an hour.
When ready to serve or eat, flip out the chocolate and break into large pieces for serving.
You have to store this chocolate in the fridge because it will melt at room temperature.