Raw Chocolate Basic Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Gluten and Wheat Free)
- 50g cacao butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter (optional)
- 4 tablespoons cacao powder or cacao paste
- 4 tablespoons lucuma powder (optional)
- 3 tablespoons carob powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon coconut nectar blossom or raw honey
First melt the cacao butter and coconut butter. I grate the cacao butter first so it melts quicker. Place in a bowl and then put this bowl into a larger bowl of hot water which heats the butters gently and you won’t end up cooking them! You can also get double boilers (bain marie or porringers) which does the same job but on the stove.
When the butters have completely liquefied (you might need to add more hot water), add the cacao, lucuma and carob powders a tablespoon at a time, stirring it in until dissolved. I shake the powder through a sieve to stop lumps. Next add the agave syrup or honey; slowly pour it in while stirring. Now pour the liquid chocolate into the moulds and put in the fridge to set.
TIP: Our kids also love to add any type of nuts, dried fruits, seeds or even cereal (hazelnuts, walnuts, cranberries, sunflower seeds or any healthy wholegrain cereal are great) into to the bottom of the moulds and we pour chocolate on top of it. So it gives this extra taste, volume and element of surprise to your chocolate. And it is great way to interact with kids
I only use Organic Raw Cacao products from Ecuador as found they match more tastier and nutritional!! compare to just buying an organic cacao product!