set your chocolate as barks
This recipe contains 3 of the staple ingredients I think you should own for making easy and healthier treats: coconut oil, raw cacao powder, and brown rice malt syrup. These babies are in everything so they won't go to waste if you buy them.
Here's the rundown. You know those healthy fats? Coconut oil is one of them! It forms the base of this raw chocolate, but it's also ideal for high temp cooking and has a wealth of uses such as body moisturiser, hair treatment and sunscreen. Cacao is where chocolate begins, and is the raw, unprocessed bean bursting with antioxidants and essential minerals. And you can think of rice malt syrup as your healthy sweetener. It is made from fermented cooked rice and is basically a substitute to cooking with sugar.
Making your own raw chocolate means you get to add your own touch with handfuls of your favourite ingredients! Don't forget to have fun and make it colourful. Pepitas, goji berries, coconut, slivered almonds, dried fruit, roughly chopped nuts - the possibilities are endless! You can also set it however you like. See the recipe below for some ideas.
This gorgeous chocolate looks great, is healthier than your average supermarket bought chocolate, and is so easy to make. You'll feel like a whole-foodie in no time.
or in cups.
dairy free | refined sugar free | vegan | raw
¾ cup raw cacao powder
½ cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons rice malt syrup
Pinch salt (optional)
Gently melt coconut oil over the stove on a low temperature.
Stir in rice malt syrup.
Take off heat and whisk raw cacao powder in making sure there are no lumps.
Add salt if desired. Salt gives the chocolate a little bite, a pinch is the perfect amount.
From here you can set the chocolate however you like...
Pour into a lined tin and sprinkle with lashing of your favourite ingredients. Once set crack it into pieces to create ‘bark’.
Pour into chocolate moulds of your choice and leave as is.
Pour into silicone cup moulds and sprinkle with your toppings.
Set in fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes.Store in fridge or freezer.
Have you made raw chocolate before? What are your favourite toppings?