Homemade Chocolates

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VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE

Making chocolate is easier than you might think and I find it incredibly satisfying to do.

There are many sweet little moulds you can use but if you don’t have any, grease some spoons to use as moulds and serve a big plate of them to wow your friends.

STEP-BY-STEP

Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve in cacao powder. Combine with coconut nectar and stir until smooth and cooled down, it needs to get below 31 degrees if you are able to measure it. Pour it into moulds to make your own chocolate. You can get creative and add in peppermint or orange oil, sea salt, orange or lime zest, hemp or chia seeds for a little crunch. I made crunchy mint chocolates.

Pour the chocolate mixture into moulds (which you can buy online) and put into the freezer to set. The mix makes approx. 18 chocolates, so perfect to share. If you don’t have moulds then try setting them onto teaspoons – just grease the spoons with a little coconut oil first then pour onto them and set in the fridge on a tray. Easy peasy!


STEP-BY-STEP

Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve in cacao powder. Combine with coconut nectar and stir until smooth and cooled down, it needs to get below 31 degrees if you are able to measure it. Pour it into moulds to make your own chocolate. You can get creative and add in peppermint or orange oil, sea salt, orange or lime zest, hemp or chia seeds for a little crunch. I made crunchy mint chocolates.

Pour the chocolate mixture into moulds (which you can buy online) and put into the freezer to set. The mix makes approx. 18 chocolates, so perfect to share. If you don’t have moulds then try setting them onto teaspoons – just grease the spoons with a little coconut oil first then pour onto them and set in the fridge on a tray. Easy peasy!