With the holidays coming up, I thought I'd get crafty in the kitchen and whip up some chocolate delights. Never has my kitchen experienced this simple, yet delicious art form, but after tonight's rendition, the kitchen is now open for business! And I must say, these chocolates will melt in your mouth, they are sooooo creamy!! Mmm...mmm...mmm!
Here are the five (yes, 5) ingredients and "how-to". This recipe is adapted from the book, Rawlicious.
7 oz. cacao butter (cocoa butter)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey or coconut nectar
seeds from 1 vanilla pod
2 cups raw cacao powder
In a double boiler, melt the cacao butter. Transfer melted cacao into a blender and add the coconut oil, raw honey and vanilla. Blend on low until smooth. Slowly sift the cacao powder into the mix, while still blending on low, until smooth and creamy. Transfer into molds or ice cube trays and freeze. (I used a tiki mask ice tray for my chocolates because these are a Christmas gift for some Hawaiian lovers.) The freezing process only takes about 10-15 minutes. Then just pop them out, eat right away, save for later or wrap them up as a gift.